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Topic: Extremely Easy Greek Chiton Babydoll (pic. heavy) *** Now with tutorial  (Read 14522 times)
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« on: September 28, 2007 05:46:27 PM »

It has been a while since I posted any clothing, so here is one I did today. After purchasing A History of Costume book with patterns and illustraions, I fell in love with the Greek Chiton. It is extremely easy and took less than 30 minutes to make. (It can also double as a costume) I used purple ribbon as the belt and bright green stretch fabric (even though it shows it darker). The wrinkles that you see are part of the fabric.
Sorry for the big pictures!

This is how it looked before the belt:


Method one without fold:


Method one with fold:


Method two empire waist:


Thanx for looking,
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Tutorial  (any questions, feel free to PM me):


          I cut mine on the fold for the top, just cutting out the armholes and neckhole leaving a small strap in between. Then using a piece of ribbon as a tie decoration on the 'straps'.
After you are finished, use a ribbon or any kind of belt you want.
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007 05:51:06 PM »

That is so cool!  You'll look just like one of the caryatids on the erechtheion.   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007 05:53:18 PM »

That's awesome!  Not to mention versatile... I love it!
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2007 07:05:47 PM »

I've always loved ancient Greek and Roman clothing; this is great. Smiley If you're up for posting a tute, I'd certainly appreciate it.
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2007 07:48:44 PM »

Thanx, everyone! I posted a tutorial. Any questions, feel free to PM me.
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2007 08:37:32 PM »

those look really good! i took a course in the history of costume last year and it was fascinating! what book did you get?
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2007 09:15:26 PM »

 
those look really good! i took a course in the history of costume last year and it was fascinating! what book did you get?


Thanx. The book is called A History of Costume by Carl Kohler, this is a great book! There are over 600 small illustrations and patterns, with measurements so you can reproduce them. Covering everything from Egyptians to the 1870's, Women's to Men's dress.
I have plans to take Fashion Design at the Academy of Art. So I have been gathering/buying patternmaking books for costumes. I love incorporating past fashions with modern twists.
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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2007 09:25:37 PM »

that is awesome! I'm totally making one of those Grin
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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2007 10:20:44 PM »

Thanks for the (amazingly fast) tutorial! I need to hurry out to find some fabric to make one of my own. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2007 08:23:37 AM »

Very cool, thanks for the tutorial! Did you use any type of material or does it matter? I have tons of cotton and I'd love to make some of these out of that.
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