Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lady Alan-a-Dale

I completely fell in love with this coat from Jules Mae on Etsy.
I want it. :) It reminds me of something Alan-a-Dale would wear. Except this would look way better on me. ;) But doesn't it look like it's built for adventures? *sigh* If only I had $240 to spend. But it's wonderful to dream....:)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

BBC Robin Hood Character Costume Study Season 1 Part 4- Annie

Annie Costume Study
Robin Hood Season One
Even though Annie is only in one episode, I thought her costume was noteworthy! (as is pretty much every costume in this series, in my opinion!) And I thought with all these posts about the boys we could use some femininity! ;)
Annie is a kitchen maid in Nottingham castle so her dress is simple but it's so pretty. :)

There is an under dress of a solid greenish fabric which appears to be in a basic medieval style and then a overdress made of a light grey fabric with patterned lines throughout it.

Laces on the side from armhole to around the hip:
In this picture you can see the stripes across the bodice:

The neckline is trimmed with little yellow flowered trim, so cute!

The sleeves are 3/4 length and are trimmed with the same trim as the neckline and it almost looks like gingham?
Annie is played by a lovely actress called Joanna Horton.
I'd love to make a dress similar to hers one of these days. I just love the overdress with the side laces. :)

Organizing Ribbon :)

I've decided to try and take one thing a day in my sewing room to organize rather than keep trying to tackle to entire room at once and so today I decided to organize all our bits of ribbon. We had about 3 boxes and two bags of jumbled mess which I was basically able to fit into one box. Don't you love that? :)

I made cards to wind the ribbon that wasn't on spools. I got the idea from THIS awesome and inspiring post.
I put some of the random spools and little pieces too small to wind around a card in a little box that fit nicely into the bigger box with the cards of ribbon:
And all the spools in another box:

Which fits just right into the bigger box. :)

It may not be the best organizing plan, but it works great for now. Feel so good to have that jumbled mess gone. Now I just might have to make something with ribbon trim on it. :)

Regency Dress Finished

I finally finished my Regency dress yesterday and posted pictures HERE.
Whew, I'm so glad it's finished. It feels rather unreal, like somethings going to pop up that I didn't finish on it. haha But I think I'm really done. *sigh* Now on to other things. I have a whole list, and some things I've already started...sewing never ends. :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Little Dorrit Finale

Well, what did you all think of the final episode of Little Dorrit? I thought it was wonderful. :) If you didn't get a chance to watch it, you can still see it online HERE or buy it on DVD HERE.
A lot of work went into the costumes...I thought they were amazing. My absolute favorite though, I think, was Amy's simple dress and apron:

And then I'm in love with the men's wardrobe as well. Nothing quite so dashing as cravats. :)
Everything from the acting to the cinematography and score is stunning. This production was so well done. I'm a little sad it's over but at least now I can get it on DVD and watch it straight through with out having to wait a week to know what happens next. Even though there is some fun in that. :)

Friday, April 24, 2009

BBC Robin Hood Character Costume Study Season One Part 3- Will Scarlett

Will Scarlett Costume Study
Robin Hood Season One

Will Scarlett joins Robin's gang after being saved from the gallows for stealing some flour. Will lost his mother to starvation so this guy knows what he's fighting for possibly more than anyone else in the gang. He's a quiet person but is the brilliant design behind many a plan to rescue people and occasionally themselves.

Will's shirt looks almost as though it's made of some kind of jersey fabric. It's basically the same as most of the guy's shirts, pullover, fitted sleeves.

I think Will wears two tunics in season one. They are both the same color, but one has less trim. We first see Will in this tunic:
There is a leather fastener in the front at the neckline:
There is a thick cord binding the neckline and shoulder seams:
Then later he wears what looks like a lighter weight tunic that has a lower neckline and looks like a blanket stitch or whip stitch around the neck and arm holes:


Will is first seen wearing a beige scarf twisted together with a cream (maybe used to be white) scarf.
Once he's in the forest he adds a green scarf. Had to have some green somewhere, ya know. ;)


Will is a carpenter and loves working with wood so he wears lots of handy belts which hold his tools and things. Comes in quite handy!

Will wears light brown trousers and there are some leather (braces?) on one leg.

Will's shoes are made of leather most likely:

I love this outfit. I think the hood is so cool, it laces up on top and is trimmed in a light tan:

The hood is lined with fabric that looks like it could be the same as the trim:
The waistcoat reminds me of a Civil War Union soldier:
He wears the waistcoat and cloak over his usual orange shirt and trousers:
Locksley Pendant/Tag
Not only does Will get one of these too, he designed the special "gang tag"!
Pretty clever lad. :)

Leather Wrist Band
Will wears a leather wrist band over the right sleeve of his shirt:
Laces underneath:
I want one! :)

Hooded Capes
Okay, this guy wears a ton of capes and I don't think they're all the same. I don't have much to say about them so I'll just show you pictures and I think you can see for yourself how they work. :)
Disguised as a prisoner:

This hood laces up on top on this one as well, I love that.

That's all I could find for Will. I think his capes are so cool and I seriously want to make some leather wrist bands.


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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