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Old 09-26-2008, 10:48 AM
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I read online some where to use linen for the Tunic.
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:48 PM
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I know less than nothing about fabrics and costume making, but in a quick search I stumbled across this site which appeared to have some helpful hints and links: http://www.padawansguide.com/robe.shtml

Good luck, and may the Felt be with you!
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:50 PM
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Thanks for the info Im hoping to pick up the fabric in two weeks.
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Burlap for the inner robe/tunic is an excellent suggestion....you need something that looks organic and "weedy"...burlap does that without being overly expensive, but, as noted...itchy! But, visually, it's spot on and as he's got yet another layer underneath, maybe the itch factor isn't a problem?

Linen might work but it will cost a bit more. Plus, you'd need to find that color scheme (and, it's not solid at all...)

I'd suggest that the exterior robe be of a soft material with no shine. Silk would be ideal and also cost an arm and a leg. I might be tempted to look at velour...it has a low sheen, it drapes well and it's not overly expensive.
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:40 PM
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I was going to suggest linen. I like linen.

Harris tweed is nice but wouldn't be the best suggestion.
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