this is the finished toga!
I was shooting for a Greek Senator look, hence the Maroon, gold patterned sash.
the arm bands are a 2" gold Luxury Wire edge Ribbon. ( by Flomo )
its has a 2" piece of 3/4" Elastic band connecting the ends of them. this allows some flex for the biceps.
However, it was VERY SCRATCHY , so since then I have sewed a brown cloth liner inside them.
Step 2: All the Starting Supplies
this is the range of items I collected to create my Greek themed toga. I started shopping at 9 am.
by 2:30 I was finished.
the silk flower vine lurual / Ivy leaf crown:
this was a girls cloth covered head band. I hand stitched the leaves.
I snick in a strip of gold braid I had on hand to GLAM it up some.
I stapled a lot of trim & hems. hand Stitched all else!
Step 3: Greek Toga Shoulder "Clasp"
I used the Gold Braid belt for a Shoulder clasp originally.
I have since used a old "D" ring, (As the belt went to a wizard outfit I am working on.)
you can see the white 1/2" white patterned trim up the front & also around the bottom edge of hem.
stapled in placed & then a running "sloppy" stitch to secure it.
since have bought a sewing machine, & machine zig-zaged it.
Step 4: Halogen Light Pole & Bucket "Dummy"
I used a Halogen light with a bucket on top as my DUMMY.
I draped 3 yards of Parchment Cloth material, sewed 2 diagonal ends to the Ring sic..Shoulder Clasp.
& cinched the center in with a Golden Drapery sash cord.
I adjusted the bottom hem by "eye" stapled it & the white Gold patterned trim on !
I made this in 4 hours!! the Parchment cloth was not cheap! but , the look, soft hand, color were worth it.
I posed with dozens of people at the Cincinnati Panegyri Greek Festival,
I and friends attended this 2016.
Step 5: My Original & Properly Wrapped Roman Styled Toga
years ago, I this outfit , was made outa 23 feet of 54" wide Gold Drapery brocade.
it is correctly wrapped in the old Roman style.
it has a few hidden safety pins & other than that, only the waist cord is holding it on.
HUGE hit at the party!
Step 6: Close Ups of Accesories
Here are are some close ups of the various components,
2 different Crowns.
both are based on Cloth covered Hair bands.