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Tailoring Floor

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by RenaLynne, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. RenaLynne

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    So this is my tailoring floor as of right now. Im looking to see if any of you master decorators out there have any thoughts or opinions. (Im def not one) What I was trying to go for was to keep the room bright with colors, different cloth, clothes, boards, ect. Im looking for ideas on displaying my favorite clothes and keeping the cloth I have on display but somewhat organized. I hate having everything just sitting on the floor. I would put clothes on tables but then the room will be filled with them, because I have so many on display. If I could put tables up and keep some open floor space that would be great but Id like the keep the floor open, cheery, and bright. Please give any opinions, good or bad, I need help! :bowdown::D Also, if theres anyone on LS that would like to stop by to see youre very welcome.
     
  2. feath

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    i love color too! and wow, so much potential here! This is what i'd do; i'm sure others will come up with stuff too.

    to me, this is a hat and dress shop. I'd make it look like one ;)

    I'd take the bolts of cloth,and put them in 'the work room' - the north side of the building, where you have the cloth laid out now. I'd move the loom and wheels in there too. I'd put the bolts up on the wall, on shelves, like they were working bolts.

    in the 'display' area, where the dresses and looms are now, i'd make bagball displays for hats and jewelery. and large displays for the dresses - like cloth fish tanks, only with white cloth for 'clear' glass. with shelves inside, like at a store.

    i'd put in a couple or three dress dummies, with trimmings, like you're designing clothing.

    I'd put the wood in the back, or use it as shelving around the room. I'd take the folded cloth, and stack it behind the large display of dresses, along the walls, on shelving again... think 'macy's' ...or some exotic sari shop.

    As i said, i'm sure other people will have other ideas. can't wait to see what you do!

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  3. Flora Green

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    Wasn't there a tutorial at one time on how to do display cases with certain pieces of the housing tiles? I would love to know how to do that since I'm going to be needing some soon.

    RenaLynne,

    Please post pics when you are finished with your shop. I would take it in a dress shop direction as feath suggested. You have a good layout already for storage and a big showroom. I love the colors! I would put in a couple of NPC's or barkeeps as salespeople and a small counter where sales can be conducted. You could have a gold box as the cash register, a book for special orders, etc. One of the NPC's could be working the counter and the other could be on the floor helping customers. Just an idea. :)
     
  4. Flora Green

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    Double post.
     
  5. Sarsmi

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    It can be so hard to display a lot of items in this game! Especially when its essentially the same item but different label (like a snowglobe collection). I'd probably try to stack the cloth up with lil benches in between each cloth stack and put those against the wall next to a loom and spinning wheel. The clothes are a bit tougher, I think I ended up stacking all my vet robes and cloaks in my vendor keep, but those things were not very important for me to have them on display. You could rent a bunch of vendors and dress them up in the clothes you have out, or you could try doing a mix of stacking and spreading out with the items on tables.

    Display cases and shelves made in custom houses are pretty easy, you'd just use that skinny northwest corner post from one of the thin wall choices and for a normal display case use the half height post. Make it either a square or a rectangle, put down the 1 or 2 square goza mats, if it's 2 mats raise them up and then replace with a rectangular one. You can use a brown mat matched to brown posts, or do black mats which look pretty sharp and would be a strong contrast to the bright colors.

    For shelves you would do the full height posts and then you would stack different levels of goza mats all the way up, evenly. For the very top you would probably need to use damaged book piles to get the goza mats higher. This would save space as you could put clothes on each 'shelf' layer, and triple or quadruple up that way.
     
  6. RenaLynne

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    I love the manequin display, Im def going to try that. I love the vendor display idea too with making a tailor "shop". This would mean I would have to get over my fear of making my house public.:eek: Its a big step for me because Ive gotten used to being able to throw stuff around in house. These are great ideas from all you guys, thanks so much, and gives me a lot to work with.
     
  7. RenaLynne

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    Sarmsi, you went a lil over my head with that explanation, could you direct me to a picture? Sounds great...
     
  8. Sarsmi

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    I'm sorry, I was really tired when I was posting last night and probably didn't make much sense! Ok lets see...a little before and after.

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    The shelves are made from rectangular goza mats, but those cannot be raised, just placed. So you need two square goza mats placed and then raised up. For the very short height walls and the bottom of the tall shelf you would raise each square goza 5 times. For the higher walls you would raise each one 10 times. The highest part of the tall shelf has the gozas raised 15 times. After you raise each one you can place the rectangular goza mats on top. Then you would dismount/remount and this would "pop" the square ones on top, and you would use an axe or a hatchet on them to redeed.

    When making the rectangular goza mats, the facing is actually the direction the goza would point...so a goza (east) will run from east to west, or point east. I only used one goza (south) while doing this.

    Put a black one out so you can see the contrast.

    I think the shelves you would put against the north wall with the cloth in them (pretty basic, just wooden bench, cloth, wooden bench, cloth, etc) look better than the ones that would go on the west wall, but both are fine and would free up a lot of floor space.
     
  9. Flora Green

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    Thanks, Sarsmi!! A good baker always displays her pastries. Now I can. :) Those displays are great!

    P.S. This thread is making me want to be a tailor again. But, that would require yet another account just for a plot. *sigh*
     
  10. RenaLynne

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    Wow, ok that looks great. Thanks so much for the picture and explanation! "Runs off to try it".:hug:
     
  11. RenaLynne

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    Okay Feath, its driving me crazy...What is used for the base of the dress stand? I see the buckler but what is the pole?
     
  12. Sarsmi

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    I think it's just part of the dress form. =)
     
  13. RenaLynne

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    It must be...for some reason it looks metallic to me though. My shelves turned out really good Sarmsi, thanks so very much. I will post a pic when Im done with the dress forms.
     
  14. RenaLynne

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    Here it is in all its glory! :D Still needs a few tweeks and there maybe but Im really happy with it. I put a lot of my cherished clothing on the paperdolls and set up 2 tailor NPC's behind the counter. They even give funny messages for tips.;) Never knew NPC's did all that... Once I got the hang of the shelves Sarsmi they werent too hard but I opted to do the more simpler ones you had. The dress manequins were probably the most frustrating, but I found the sequence to it, and caught on. The hardest part was finding skullcaps facing the opposite way. Thanks everyone so much for all the help! Stop by anytime!:hug:

    P.S. Oops I just noticed one of my gozas is too high. "Fixed"
     
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    How did you color the loom?
     
  16. RenaLynne

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    Tok dyed the deed.
     
  17. feath

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    It looks great! Such a cheerful room!
     
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    RenaLynne, that looks terrific :) the people around here always have such wonderful ideas when we're stuck
     
  19. Sarsmi

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    Looks great! You also have excess space in front of the stair railings in case you get more clothes to display, you'd put some yew or other type tables on top of the rails then lower them down (since the railing occupies that tile) and throw the clothes on. So thats something to consider if you ever need more display room. :)
     
  20. Flora Green

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    It turned out very well, Rena! :)
     
  21. RenaLynne

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    Thanks! and thanks for all the help!