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« on: January 17, 2006 10:15:00 AM »

Yes, I know, I'm a geek. I don't care.  Grin

Anyway, I loved this shirt(http://still-flying.net/images/ourmrsreynolds/index.php?image=ourmrsreynolds332.jpg) so I made my own. But in green because pinkish is not my thing.

So here's the front:


and the back.


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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2006 10:28:53 AM »

Woot, Firefly, and WOOT! this shirt!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2006 10:37:13 AM »

Very Inara!  Good work!
and um...check my icon...total geek here too  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2006 01:11:57 PM »

Very gool. I love all of Anara's clothes...
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2006 06:38:25 PM »

that's awsome! firefly lovers here too Grin my baby is developing quite a collection of Whedon themed clothing lol
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2006 08:09:34 PM »

This is beautiful! I'm a big Firefly fan myself, and I just love so many of Inara's clothes. Did you use/base this off of a pattern? I would be very interested in knowing how you did it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2006 08:20:35 PM »

You did a wonderful job on that!!!

Did you see that the show's costume designer is auctioning off costumes?
http://www.fireflycostumes.com/
I think they started a few months ago...I'm sure that the "original Browncoat" was probably the first item she sold.
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2006 08:22:57 PM »

Aww - don't say you're a geek....I don't own a television, so if you hadn't put the link I wouldn't have known what you were referring to!
I love the shirt!
Nice job!
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2006 02:51:21 AM »

go geek pride!
I love "Our Own Mrs Reynolds" thats my fave episode  Grin

very nice shirt - looks awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2006 05:29:01 AM »

Thank you, everyone.  Smiley

geschmackssache- Yes, I did base it off a pattern (generally, drafting patterns from scratch myself doesn't seem to work so well for me.) The pattern I used was actually for a dress (I'd have to look up the company/number) with a V-neck (I figured I'd have more trouble drafting the neckline than the empire waist, and I couldn't find a pattern with both that wasn't reeeeeally low-cut). So I had to add the empire waist and flare the sleeves and shorten the length. I'm glad I tried it on the cheap fabric first.


LetterGhost- no, I didn't know that! Wow, that stuff is gorgeous. Too bad I don't have a couple thousand dollars lying around to burn...
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2006 06:45:40 AM »

beautifully done!  i really like your choice of fabric also.  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2006 11:12:44 AM »

I love it!! Great job. [I'm also a huge Firefly fan]
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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2006 11:17:24 AM »

I always suspected I was a geek. Now I'm sure of it.  Grin I love Firefly and I love Inara and I love your shirt!
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2006 08:49:31 AM »

geek-pride- To answer your questions, the dummy is only quasi-homemade (a friend of mine found a store where they were giving away fashion manequins, but in order to fit my measurements I had to add some extra padding--I think the last time I had a 24-inch waist was when I was ten.) And I did use a storebought pattern to start with (mainly because I have no confidence in my ability to successfully draft a pattern from scratch, as it's never worked yet), but did some very heavy alterations to it.
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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2006 11:30:09 AM »

That is absolutely gorgeous, I love the shape and the material!
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« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2006 11:59:46 AM »

Sooo nice! And the fabric is fantastic!!!
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2006 12:02:43 PM »

You did a great job. That brocade stuff can be a pain to work with. Looks swell!
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« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2006 12:20:10 PM »

i;ve never heard of firefly, but your shirt is lovely!  good job!
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« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2006 11:45:04 AM »

Wow, I think this is the most comments I've gotten on anything I've posted here so far. Smiley Thanks, everyone!

Chellechan- I actually didn't have much of a problem with the brocade fraying or slipping or anything. So it wasn't bad to work with at all.

geek-pride-- I'm not into knitting, but I just might have to check out that thread now. That hat was the funniest thing EVER.  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2006 05:50:21 PM »

that fabric is absolutely gorgeous! you did an amazing job on the shirt!! <3
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« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2006 08:06:12 AM »

Very nice shirt, i love Inara! And don't feel bad for being geeky.... im playing the companion in my friend's and my Firefly RPG campaign.  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2006 02:20:58 PM »

And don't feel bad for being geeky....

Who says I feel bad?  Wink
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« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2006 04:39:20 PM »

LOL Geek pride!!!  Grin
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skuterrat
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2006 12:51:23 PM »

Oh, darn, I had bookmarked this to make, and now the photos appear to be gone.  Sad  Anyone have a link to a photo of the original in Firefly at least?  I don't know anything about the show, so I'm not sure how to go about looking.

Eep!  NEvermind, I skimmed the first page too quickly.  Didn't see the link TO the photo I was asking about!
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« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2006 04:24:41 AM »

Oops, didn't realize the photos had disappeared. It's fixed now...that's what I get for renaming the album.  Tongue

Anyway, good luck with yours, skutterat, and I would love to see how yours turns out when it's done!
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« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2006 08:07:00 PM »

This is just beautiful.  The simple design really suits the fabric.  It looks like its straight out of Inara's wardrobe.  Amazing work...you've really got me inspired!
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« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2006 08:41:13 PM »

that shirt is absolutely amazing Shocked
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« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2006 08:25:39 AM »

Thanks. Smiley I'm seriously thinking I might need to go through my Firefly DVDs again and steal some more ideas from her wardrobe.  Grin
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« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2006 08:30:18 AM »

I LOVE Firefly...and I LOVE this shirt...gorgeous!
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« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2006 09:01:25 AM »

i love inara. and this shirt. and firefly.
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« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2006 11:04:10 AM »

Sigh if I could dress like Inara every day of my life, I'd be a satisfied woman.  Beautiful work.
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« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2006 11:54:32 AM »

I made a bag using that fabric last year!

Your shirt is gorgeous too, I never would have thought to use that fabric on a top!  I've still got lots of it left... might just try something Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2006 07:51:22 PM »

OMG!  i love it!  now if you could figure out how to make inara's dresses, i would love you forever.  i want a lolita version of Inara's dress from Shindig!  haha

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« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2006 12:51:53 PM »

AimeeIsobel-- your bag is gorgeous! And I never would have thought of it either, until I started watching Firefly.

I finally had a chance to dig back through my patterns, and I found which one I used as my starting point. It was McCall's 2401, the long-sleeved V-neck dress on there. I shortened it (obviously) and flared the sleeves. The most difficult alteration was making the empire waist (especially to fit my chest  Tongue ), I ended up having to do more of a curved than a straight one  (like __^__  but with more curves to it.)
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« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2006 06:54:56 PM »

I'm seriously thinking I might need to go through my Firefly DVDs again and steal some more ideas from her wardrobe.

Another great idea! Inara does always have the best clothes. I have some black brocade that I might be able to use for a short-sleeve V-neck. Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2006 02:46:07 PM »

 Grin  Wow that is soooo pretty, great job.

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« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2008 03:38:06 PM »

This is gorgeous!  I posted about it at my blog: http://jossisahottie.com/whedoncraft/2008/07/31/inaras-blouse-from-our-mrs-reynolds/
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« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2008 04:26:28 PM »

Yessss browncoats still livveeeeeee.
Nice shirt, I've always wanted to do some of Inara's clothes
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