It's made of 100% linen from Joann Fabric, and the color is called "potting soil." I tried buying the remaining yards that I needed online but the fabric store's website kept saying there was an unknown error. The Va Beach store didn't get any more in since I bought all of what they had, so I had to go to the Chesapeake store to get the rest. That was a bit of a bummer too. If I had been able to buy it online, I would have saved a few more bucks over what the in-store sale price was.
Anyway, I bought a total of 7.8333 yards of this stuff ($95.07...YIKES!) and I don't even know how much I used for the robe as I have a lot left over. But the plus side is this: I have enough left over of this stuff to remake the tabbards and sash of the costume. Since I'm going for the best costume I can make, this is a good time to take another crack at it.
The only thing I wish I had done differently was the hem on the sleeves. For the very bottom hem and the hem around the hood, I used an X style of stitch, instead of a straight stitch, in matching brown thread. I thought having those XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX's all the way around the hems might add a little detail to the robe that only I would notice. If I had been thinking, I would have done those same X's around the bottom of the sleeves as well.
|Is it just me or is this picture of Obi-Wan a little "Jesus-y"?|
But once again, I wasn't able to get that get little shoulder "tuck" detail. That has to be a shoulder pad in there, with the sleeve tucked up underneath it with a stitch or two to hold it in place.
That could be something I could try adding again before Halloween. But I already have a set of shoulder pads in the tunic. I don't want to look like a football player...or an extra from Dynasty!
The Padawan's Guide was very helpful in helping me to figure out how large the hood should be. "Cloak is in 4 pieces. However, try to make front-to-back one piece. Most Jedi cloaks have no shoulder seam." That would be all fine and good if the average person could find fabric large enough to make a robe this like.