Kevin Roche (kproche) wrote,
Kevin Roche
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Jan 23 & 27 -- lower skirt

The next big job was building the canvas underlayer for the grass skirt. The result is a combination of petticoat and corset technology:




Canvas wrapped and pinned to fit the skirt frame of TDK
Canvas wrapped and pinned to fit the skirt frame of TDK
Beginning to drape canvas around the skirt frame of TDK
Beginning to drape canvas around the skirt frame of TDK
The completed French seams in the canvas skirting
Dowels will slide right into those channels
The completed French seams in the canvas skirting
right side view of the completed canvas skirting
right side view of the completed canvas skirting
Pinned and marked to stitch the french seams in the skirting
Pinned and marked to stitch the french seams in the skirting
The numbered custom cut struts for the canvas underskirt
The numbered custom cut struts for the canvas underskirt
Canvas underskirt attached to the frame
Oblique side view of the strutted underskirt on the TDK frame
Canvas underskirt attached to the frame
Front view -- canvas underskirtt on the frame
The dowels in the French seam pockets give nice crisp contours to the edges.
Front view -- canvas underskirtt on the frame
Frame with underskirt and one wrap of raffia
Here's a test wrap of raffia over the muslin underskirt. in the center of the photo it's two layers deep; I have enough raffia to do that all the way around
Frame with underskirt and one wrap of raffia
Lower edge of underskirt with grommets
Now that the test fit was a success, I put the grommets in the bottom edge -- one at each vertex and one for each line of coconuts. A matching coconut-anchor-grommet was added to the top edge
Lower edge of underskirt with grommets
Upper edge of underskirt with coconut line grommets
Upper edge of underskirt with coconut line grommets
Closeup
Jus tin case you've never seen a grommet :-)
Closeup
The underskirt, propped against a wall
The underskirt, propped against a wall


Tags: conventions, costume, doctor who, project tdk, silliness, tiki dalek
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