Saturday, May 17, 2008

King Peter's Brown Velvet Tunic

The costumes in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian were amazing! I think I loved all of them...especially the lovely dresses Susan and Lucy wear.
One that really caught my eye for some reason though is Peter's tunic. I just LOVE it. :)

The shirt is really cool as well...check out the detail around the neckline
I love the lacing at the shoulders too. This was definately made for sword fighting in!
Embroidery detail at the shoulder:
In this photo you can see how only the top of the shoulder is attatched:
Embroidery on front (also a good view of the trimmed neckline on the shirt):
I really want to make this costume so I will probably have lots of study notes to share eventually.

Elizabeth Swann's Chemise Costume Sketches...

Here are some of my sketches and notes for making Elizabeth's chemise...

These are the exact dimensions I used for my chemise which is approx a size 6. (12 in pattern sizes)
I will update with pictures as I progress! :)

Friday, May 9, 2008

Love this...

I love this picture from the film 'The Edge of Love'. I think the mix of cute feminine dresses with wellies is perfection. I just can't get over how darling it looks. :)

Love the costume on the right!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Elizabeth Swann's Dotted Swiss Chemise

I've always been in awe of the gorgeous costumes in Pirates of the Caribbean. I love every detail from the beaded embroidery on Elizabeth's gowns to the pirate costumes full of holes and worn to look as though they truly have been at sea for ages.
I am one who never seems to be able just to admire costumes...I must recreate them! I would love to recreate every costume in this trilogy. :)
I am starting very basic with the first gown we see Elizabeth Swann in. (not counting when she was little)

The Gold Gown:

*Sigh*...isn't it wonderful? begin we must have the proper underpinnings. I am starting with the chemise.

The chemise is made from dotted swiss, which I couldn't find any proper dotted swiss at our local fabric stores and the real thing online is $50 a yard! So I bought some white on white cotton print which I think is really quite lovely!
I found this perfect lace for the sleeves in a box of lace and trims a friend gave to us...I need to put a binding along the edge before I attatch it to the sleeve.
I've already started the chemise...I will update with some notes as soon as I can for how I've made it. I made up my own pattern!


Although I continually talk about movie costumes on this blog, I am not a movie reviewer. Not all the films I discuss are recommended and I do not choose to review weather they are appropriate or not for the simple fact that every person's standards are different. Something that is fine for me may be offensive to some one else and visa versa. If you would like to look into the appropriateness of a title, I recommend I have not seen all the movies I discuss, and am simply interested in the art of clothes in film. I will leave you to decide for yourself if you will watch the movie or not.


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