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#1 LoneHowler on 5 years ago

I was looking through pins on Pintrest when I came across the perfect top for the sleeves of the snow queen dress. Whoever pinned it thank you! I snagged one, I'm crossing my fingers that the size will fit as they have limited sizes left [url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/Long-Sleeve-Mesh-Sheer-See-Through-Top-Round-Scoop-Neck-Unique-Styilsh-S-M-L-/251360318411?pt=US_CSA_WC_Shirts_Tops&var=550295025933&hash=item3a863e13cb[/url]. there's one or two other listings with the same top. if this one sells out or doesn't have your size use the description to look for another listing

#2 jdoe7 on 5 years ago

Someone posted that top in the main thread, which my friend then ended up ordering. When we got it, we found it was darker than we wanted and a little too green for the direction we were going for. It's a great top though, just didn't fit our total color scheme we were going for.

#3 LoneHowler on 5 years ago

Dang. Well you can't always rely on dye lots being accurate

#4 Chikkijet on 5 years ago

I ordered the ivory and the green/blue. Since my fabric is more turqouise it may work. If not, time to experiment with dye lol

#5 jdoe7 on 5 years ago

[QUOTE=Chikkijet;4807524]I ordered the ivory and the green/blue. Since my fabric is more turqouise it may work. If not, time to experiment with dye lol[/QUOTE]

I think the ivory would work great! what's nice is the shirt is very stretchy so it could go down on the shoulders too :)

#6 Chikkijet on 5 years ago

In the Disney kids' costumes the sleeves appear white with a gradient into blue, although the movie dress they appear blue. I'm honestly not too fussed so long as it looks right with the rest of it.

#7 natashairene on 5 years ago

I orded it but I might just make one too, if I don't like it. Thanks for the link!

#8 Reily96 on 5 years ago

HEY GUYS. If you're interested in perhaps making the top, I found [URL="https://www.fabric.com/buy/0318079/glitter-chiffon-knit-sky"]this on fabric.com[/URL]. It's a glittery chiffon knit that I think would be excellent for the sheer part of Elsa's bodice. The fabric's non-reoderable, so if you're interested, I'd suggest you get it now. >.> They also have it in a more aqua shade if that's what you're going for, but like this one, it's non-reoderable.

#9 Shana05 on 5 years ago

I got the ivory and dyed it. I tried to dye it with a powder dye and it did nothing but using a liquid dye worked great. It was [URL="http://www.ilovetocreate.com/Tulip-Liquid-Dye-260"]Tulip Liquid Dye[/URL] in Light Blue to be exact.

[url]https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=479594595482465&set=pb.434664679975457.-2207520000.1389387863.&type=3&theater[/url]

#10 jdoe7 on 5 years ago

[QUOTE=Shana05;4809500]I got the ivory and dyed it. I tried to dye it with a powder dye and it did nothing but using a liquid dye worked great. It was [URL="http://www.ilovetocreate.com/Tulip-Liquid-Dye-260"]Tulip Liquid Dye[/URL] in Light Blue to be exact.

[url]https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=479594595482465&set=pb.434664679975457.-2207520000.1389387863.&type=3&theater[/url][/QUOTE]

That looks lovely! Glad it worked for you!!!

#11 kiggi on 5 years ago

For that close of a fit, 30% stretch isn't enough. And the fact it's 30% CROSSGRAIN you'd have to cut on the bias to have any benefit. 70% 4 way will be your friend (coming from someone who sews dance costumes that have to fit a certain way)

#12 jdoe7 on 5 years ago

[QUOTE=kiggi;4809956]For that close of a fit, 30% stretch isn't enough. And the fact it's 30% CROSSGRAIN you'd have to cut on the bias to have any benefit. 70% 4 way will be your friend (coming from someone who sews dance costumes that have to fit a certain way)[/QUOTE]

what about a 2 way lengthwise? the one we are getting doesn't have a stretch percentage.

#13 LoneHowler on 5 years ago

Well this is one of my possibilities if the top won't work. but I haven't worked with fishnet before
[url]http://www.spandexhouse.com/products-details.php?pId=4022[/url]

#14 kiggi on 5 years ago

To figure out stretch % is easy if you have it at hand. Take a 4 inch section in your hand making sure to pull straight with the grain on a ruler. Have one end firmly on 0, and start the other hand at 4. Pull the hand on 4 out, see how far it can comfortably stretch with out over pulling. If you can get it an additional inch (pulled 5 inches) it is 25% stretch that way. 6 inches 50%, 7 in 75% 8 in 100%... Do this with both grains. There will ultimately be a direction that stretches better/more. In dance costumes the degree of greatest stretch should go around your body, but that's because you are pulling it over shoulders hips etc. And also know the ease on your pattern. Stretch garments have negative ease to fit that close. It is best to use a pattern specifically designed for this unless you are good at calculating ease yourself and altering a pattern for that. Jalie and kwiksew make some nice stretch patterns though I personally prefer Jalie because they contain 22 sizes. (Use tracing paper on these patterns, don't just cut them... They are very mix and matchable and the customer service for answers is awesome!). 2way lengthwise you would just need to make sure the degree o greatest stretch is around the body not the length of the sleeve for instance. I can't promise the 2 way will work. But you would just have looser sleeves if it doesn't.
I prefer stretch mesh for tops like hers (and if nothing look up Jalie on YouTube for really helpful tips on sewing neck facings and stuff on the stretch.... It helps I promise!)
Good luck!!

#15 kiggi on 5 years ago

[url]http://www.jalie.com/jalie3136-skating-dance-leotard-sewing-pattern.html[/url] and open the neckline a tad more would be my suggestion :) also you don't have to make it as a leotard, you can make it just the top part to under the bust and attach to your bodice, or lengthen the top slightly and add elastic to the bottom of the bust line so it's a very cropped top if you just wanted to put the corset over it..... Just a suggestion!!


Also the pattern is usually cheeper to the USA via eBay or patternreview.com though some places sell it locally. It is not at joann fabrics.

Or [url]http://kwiksew.mccall.com/k3445-products-20018.php?page_id=3338[/url] and in this ones case if you found the right stretch material for the top and the skirt this is perfect for so many reasons. Kwiksew are more readily available in the USA.

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