Wrap Dress – viscose; Yardage – 2 yards (cut 4 strips at 12" wide and 60" long); $15.90 - Dharma Trading $7.95 per yard
Top – hemp and cotton jersey; Yardage – 2; $22.48 - Dharma Trading $11.24 per yard
· Cap sleeves
· BLANKET STITCH SIDE SEAMS
Trousers – [raw] silk; Yardage – 2; $19.77 - Dharma Trading $6.59 per yard
Wrist Cuff – leather; Colour – dark brown and cognac (mine measures 10cm at the widest, 44cm long)
Belt – leather; (mine measures about 3.5cm wide, 86cm long)
· Waxed String $7.99
· 2 Buckles at 32mm $2
Pouch – canvas; Colour – khaki tan; Yardage – 1/2
Arm Wraps – cotton; Colour – ivory/bone - must match top; Yardage – 3(70in. long, 4in wide); $21.45 - Dharma Trading $7.15 per yard
Boots – wool and leather; Colour – dark brown $184 at
Staff - 10 foot PVC pipe, wooden dowel, black worbla, wire, leather, heavy duty snaps, canvas strap, scrap fabric, spray paint, lacquer spray, wood glue.
For the staff, I honestly just winged it. Firstly, I calculated how tall my staff should be, based on Daisy Ridley's height:
Rey Height 5' 7" 170cm (11.5cm) =
Staff Height (12.5cm) = 72" = 6 feet
SIX FOOT STAFF MODEL-LIFE MEASUREMENTS
Long Top Section — 11cm = 80.52cm/81cm = 32 in.
Wrapped Middle Section — 6cm = 43.92cm/44cm = 17 in.
Short Bottom Section — 8cm = 58.56/59cm = 23 in.
Me 5' 3" =
Staff Height = 5' 8"
PERSONAL STAFF MODEL-LIFE MEASUREMENTS
Long Top Section — 11cm = 75.68cm/76cm = 30 in.
Wrapped Middle Section — 6cm = 41.28cm/41 = 16 in.
Short Bottom Section — 8cm = 55.04cm/55cm = 22 in.
As soon as the measurements were figured out, I had my father cut my PVC into the appropriate lengths, as well as two short wooden dowels that I sanded down.
To insert the wooden dowel, I used a heat gun to heat up one end of the PVC, wiggled in the wooden dowel, and let the PVC cool so that the dowel was firmly in place. I then sanded down the wood a tiny bit more so that it could slip into the midsection without being too loose.
I repeated this step for the other side to connect to the midsection as well.
I then took paper and drew the length of the "top" and "bottom" of the staff in order to very carefully draw out each part of the staff! This way, I had a guideline for exactly how long and wide to make each portion of the staff. From there, I just...winged it. This was my first time using black worbla, and it took a lot of trial and error, until I felt comfortable with it!
Re-made Wrap Dress & Arm Wraps, November 2017
I purchased 3 yards of viscose for the new dress wrap and, after washing and drying, cut two strips 16" wide by the length of the fabric. I sewed the two strips together, but did not hand gather the fabric at the shoulders!
New arm wraps are self-adhesive ace bandages over a nude compression sleeve.