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Unusual fabric

Heikedog

Unusual fabric
« on: August 11, 2017, 15:30:52 PM »
Does anyone know what kind of fabric is on the plate of this tutu?  It looks like circles of different sizes. I tried Google and found "3D tulle" that looks like of like it, but I only found butterflies and flowers.  Thanks.

BrendaP

Re: Unusual fabric
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 20:05:03 PM »
To me it looks as though it's a flocked tulle.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

b15erk

Re: Unusual fabric
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 21:20:20 PM »
I agree  with Brenda, but, it looks to me as if silk rose petals have been added as well.

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.


Heikedog

Re: Unusual fabric
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 21:49:54 PM »
Thanks!

UttaRetch

Re: Unusual fabric
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 21:50:04 PM »
The photo is taken from the Royal Ballet's production of Don Quixote.  You can see more pictures here.  It is a beautiful costume and I should image quite expensive to recreate. 
What goes around comes around.

BrendaP

Re: Unusual fabric
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 22:30:08 PM »
Looking at one of the other photos in UttaRech's link of that tutu
https://alicepennefatherdancephotography.wordpress.com/the-royal-ballet/don-quixote-the-royal-ballet-2014/#jp-carousel-3603
I take back what I said about flock fabric.  This one's a clearer image and it looks like separate flowers glued/stitched to the fabric.  Hours of work!
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

UttaRetch

Re: Unusual fabric
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 07:58:36 AM »
I found this



embellished net, so you can begin your project Heikedog.  :D
What goes around comes around.

b15erk

Re: Unusual fabric
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 09:00:17 AM »
That's beautiful UR! Probably have to mortgage the house though :)

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.


Heikedog

Re: Unusual fabric
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2017, 12:37:51 PM »
You guys are awesome!!  I may have to rethink even the simplified version I had in mind for my 12yo! I have neither the skills nor the time for something that complex. DD asked for something similar for Queen of the Dryads.  :S

Catllar

Re: Unusual fabric
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2017, 13:50:43 PM »
I need them both!!  The alibaba and the don quixote!
 :loveit: :loveit: :loveit:
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !


Heikedog

Re: Unusual fabric
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2017, 14:21:16 PM »
This is a bargain on Etsy at $20 US per yard.  I think it would work.  Still considering whether I'm up to the challenge, but there's enough time between now and YAGP in February to screw up and start over several times!   :D :D :D


CarolC

Re: Unusual fabric
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2017, 17:22:24 PM »