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Kaylee's Fluffy Layer Cake Dress

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Thursday, April 7, 2011 8:29 PM

HPRANSOM


Hello!

I am REALLY in love with this dress, but my google searches to find a place to buy it have not been successful. I have found a few places with instructions about how to make it, but unfortunately my sewing skills are not at all up to the tasks. Does anyone have a replica they are willing to sell or know someone who I can commission to make me one? Your help is greatly appreciated.

Best,
Hannah


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Friday, April 8, 2011 8:55 AM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Quote:

Originally posted by hpransom:
Hello!

I am REALLY in love with this dress, but my google searches to find a place to buy it have not been successful. I have found a few places with instructions about how to make it, but unfortunately my sewing skills are not at all up to the tasks. Does anyone have a replica they are willing to sell or know someone who I can commission to make me one? Your help is greatly appreciated.

Best,
Hannah


Polly Gausewitz is enthusiastic about perfecting her very own homemade Kaylee dress. She might be persuaded to start a second dress for you. It is very presumptuous of me to think Polly would want to start another dress because I don't know her, but that won't stop me!

I started a page about Polly's dress: www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.asp?b=2&t=45531 On that page there are two youtube videos of her making that dress and a third showing her getting Jewel Staites' autograph on it.

This is where Polly put her pictures of the dress: http://bodici22.deviantart.com/ You can send a note to her by the button in the upper right-hand corner of that page.

The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity", where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Friday, April 8, 2011 9:23 AM

WHOZIT


Call FOX, it's most likely back in their woredrobe department. The last time it was used before that was "The King and I", I've called FOX before, those people love to help.

20th Century Fox, Pico Dr, L.A. C.A.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 6:41 AM

HPRANSOM


Well I have contacted both of those people and am waiting to hear back. I have also reached out to some costume designers to see if I can have them make a replica for me. Hopefully I will be able to get my hands on one without breaking the bank. I just sure do wish I was a better sewer myself.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 11:52 AM

FLORALBUNNY


I thught Shawna made it herself out of sari fabric from an Indian store in LA. The hoop skirt understructures for all the ladies' dresses in that scene were used in King and I.



bun

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 12:44 PM

JOURNEY


For the hoop skirt, you could also make your own to go under any dress instead of making Kaylee's dress with one built in (or buying one). For mine, I took an extra length of siding (the kind that you put on a house) and cut it in inch and half strips. Use a nail or something sharp to poke holes every inch. Buy a skirt that is long enough and really wide and sew the cut/pierced siding onto the bottom of the skirt-be sure to use really thick thread. For a better hoop skirt do one or two more rings of siding part way up the skirt. The siding works really well because it is stiff enough to hold out the skirt but flexible enough that you can squeeze through a doorway without breaking it and sit without having a King and I moment.



Dinozombies!

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Monday, April 11, 2011 3:51 AM

DREAMTROVE


Hi Hannah

http://cosplay.paheal.net/post/view/22903?search=Kaylee_Frye
http://www.joechip.net/liana/2009/02/14/kaylees-pink-shindig-dress-fro
m-firefly
/

You probably don't want duct tape, but you can message Toledo and see if she has any patterns.

http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.asp?b=2&t=33959&newsid=0
http://mydisguises.com/2008/06/23/duct-tape-firefly-costumes/

That's what a ship is, you know - it's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails, that's what a ship needs.

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Monday, April 11, 2011 11:04 AM

FLORALBUNNY


Love this idea. A friend says make sure the siding is vinyl, not aluminum. LOL.


bun

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Friday, May 13, 2011 1:52 PM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Quote:

Originally posted by hpransom:
Hello!

I am REALLY in love with this dress, but my google searches to find a place to buy it have not been successful. I have found a few places with instructions about how to make it, but unfortunately my sewing skills are not at all up to the tasks. Does anyone have a replica they are willing to sell or know someone who I can commission to make me one? Your help is greatly appreciated.

Best,
Hannah

Cosplay dressmaker is seeking commissions.
http://edgefan-talon.deviantart.com/art/Commission-Kaylee-ShindigDress
-208690851


Angelica “Edgefan-Talon” writes:
Quote:

This is Kaylee's dress that she wears in the Firefly episode "Shindig". This was the most complicated costume I've ever made and it took FOREVER. So... many... ruffles...!

After not looking at it for over a week, I can now say that I'm pretty pleased with it. It is now available for commission or order on our website, Full and Lovely Cosplay: www.fullandlovelycosplay.com/projectsinprogress.htm



The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity," where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 9:26 PM

THATONEBROWNCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by whozit:
Call FOX, it's most likely back in their woredrobe department. The last time it was used before that was "The King and I", I've called FOX before, those people love to help.

20th Century Fox, Pico Dr, L.A. C.A.



They also love to crush your happiness. Case in point: Firefly's cancellation by that traitorous a**hole Rupert Murdoch

I'm a leaf on the wind

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 4:18 AM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Quote:

Originally posted by hpransom:
Who can I commission to make me one?

The Department of Research and Development has passed the dress to The Department of Marketing, which has set a price.
Kaylee's fluffy cake layer dress from the episode, Shindig. "Shiny!"
Price: $450
www.fullandlovelycosplay.com/costumesandproducts.htm#741651296

The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity," where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Friday, June 24, 2011 9:14 AM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Quote:

Originally posted by hpransom:
Well I have contacted both of those people and am waiting to hear back. I have also reached out to some costume designers to see if I can have them make a replica for me. Hopefully I will be able to get my hands on one without breaking the bank. I just sure do wish I was a better sewer myself.

Somebody reached out and touched Polly Gausewitz, now a costumer who makes Kaylee's party dress and much more. Her motto is: “If it can be sewn, I will make it for you. I've started booking costume commissions for the rest of the year.” - May 24, 2011 Journal Entry

This is her latest creation, done on commission, and to be shipped today to the proud owner.
http://bodici22.deviantart.com/art/I-did-it-again-214641388


The Technical Stuff
Hoopskirt is the 6-bone cotton hoop skirt from Angel's Bridal on Ebay. The top hoop had to be taken out to get the right length.
Petticoat is poly-cotton broadcloth, 5 layers of ruffles.
Skirt is nylon organza. Both sides of each ruffle have a rolled hem on them, and then were ruffled with a combination of machine ruffling and hand ruffling, and then were sewn onto a white gored skirt.
The bodice is made of off-white poly satin charmeuse and pink slipper satin, both covered with an embroidered organza. I was super lucky and found a very close match to the fabric used in the episode. It even has gold threading embroidered in it.
There is more pictures of the dress here:
www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.140272122713997.36137.12896910717763
2

http://bodici22.livejournal.com/2500.html#cutid1

There is always more:
http://pollyrambles.blogspot.com/
http://rabbitserenity.blogspot.com/ Her car is a Volkswagen Rabbit named Serenity.
http://twitter.com/#!/Bodici22

The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity," where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Sunday, February 17, 2013 6:23 PM

KAYLEEFRYEMECH


Wow, I saw the listing on Etsy. I'm amazed she can do such a quality job (seriously, it's awesome!) for such a reasonable price. If I hadn't already made this dress I'd seriously consider one for myself. She has yet again pulled off the impossible.

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