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Topic: Neck Ruffle..thing. No Idea what it's called or how to make it - help?!  (Read 3950 times)
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Nyxika
« on: August 19, 2011 11:50:01 PM »

I'm making some steampunk plushies for a friend based off a certain band, and the costume I'm trying to make has this weird neck ruffle thing that I can't really search for tips on how to make because I have no idea what it is. If you know what it's called or even better, have any clue how to make one I would seriously appreciate your help! If all else fails I'll just gather up some material, but I'm hoping to make it as authentic as possible.  Cheesy

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Kara B
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011 02:02:16 AM »

It looks to me to be a sort of bow-tie (i.e. just fabric right under the chin).  I think it would work to take a long piece of fabric and fold it like an accordion, then gather it in the middle.  You can attach it with a button, pin or elastic around the neck.
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011 06:30:06 AM »

It might be a very short jabot.

http://artbeautyandwell-orderedchaos.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-to-make-18th-century-jabot-stock-or.html

But really it just looks like a length of fabric gathered up the middle.   Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011 10:14:29 AM »

Yeah, I'd say it's a cravat - it's too short to be considered a jabot. It was the precursor to the bow tie and was basically a wide strip of linen that could be pleated and tied in all sorts of ways. If you're doing it on a plush scale, you might want to just pleat up a rectangle of fabric and have done with it Smiley
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Nyxika
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011 07:25:58 PM »

Thanks guys! I figured it'd be something simple, but my brain (as usual) was trying to overcomplicate it! lol.
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