Fabric and construction question

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#1 Kekewy on 1 year ago

#2 DlGlT on 1 year ago

Here's an excerpt by the designer

"The cloak itself is a hundred shades of red, there are so many textures and fabrics and shades of material. The original material is a double weave of wool I found at a show in Paris made in Japan, and even the material's weave has three shades of red in it. The cloak has so many processes. Some of it is frocked with velvet. It's embroidered. It has various piles in it. Even after it's all finished, then it goes to my textile department where it's aged and degraded so it doesn't look like a new piece of costume plopped on someone; it has a lot more shadow and character in it."

This image shows the embroidery, and what I can only assume is embossed velvet, pretty well

And that insane lining....

Some of the seams around the collar look like they're corded. The front "hem" has a leather cutout layered over it, and the areas of wool look like they've had the edges fringed to give more texture.


Also came across this and thought it may be helpful.

#3 Penlowe on 1 year ago

Agreed. There is SO MUCH hand work in that, it's quite amazing. Many of those textures can be done using a machine (and get a couple different shades of red thread to do it!).

That lining is amazing!

#4 CapsuleCorp on 1 year ago

Jesus christ I'm bookmarking this just in case. There is a McCall's pattern but I haven't pulled it out to see how accurate it is yet, but I'm betting this info will come in handy someday. Nice sleuthing, DIGIT!

#5 Kekewy on 1 year ago

#6 Kekewy on 1 year ago

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