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Topic: Extremely Easy Greek Chiton Babydoll (pic. heavy) *** Now with tutorial  (Read 14567 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,
Pamela

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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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2007 09:23:32 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.
I used a stretch material, but I don't think it will matter as in the Greek times they used linen. So cotton should work.
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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2007 03:01:48 PM »

This reminds me of some of the costumes from the movie Troy. They had some really awesome looking stuff with indigo designs on them. It kind of inspires me to bust out with some dyes and fabric and my sewing machine.
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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2010 05:02:02 AM »

Thank you so much for the tutorial! So simple and easy to follow Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2010 09:08:44 AM »

If you mean cotton as in cotton muslin I think it will not give the same drape as this. You need something that has no stiffness or it will pouf and not drape, that's why a knit jersey would look fantastic. Great job with this, it wouldbe super cute with a oversize neckline and some denim leggings.
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2010 07:14:53 PM »

Huh, I'm going to mess about with this since you can kind of experiment with pins and not have to commit too much as far as cutting or sewing the fabric.  It's a pretty cool jumping off point for alot of ideas.
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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2011 10:44:40 AM »

Love it! I need to try this  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2011 05:36:33 AM »

this is just what i have been looking for as i have move to aussie and it is soooo hot here at the mo and this will be perfect..... now all i need is the husband home to look after the kids so i can hit the shops for some material. thanks heaps for the tute:)
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« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2011 10:26:21 AM »

I love this! I will definitely make one too Smiley Thanks for the tut
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« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2011 04:06:52 PM »

Is that the wide or the narrow version?

And what exactly did you do with the string on the straps?

This looks great!
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