Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Elizabeth Swann Camisole Progress

I recently made a check list of all my unfinished projects, which is longer than I like to admit, and it has helped me see what exactly I have already started and need to finish, which leads me to working on projects I forgot about.
I started this replica of the camisole Elizabeth Swann wears under her corset quite a long time ago but I somehow made it too small so I lost motivation to finish it. But I decided to pick it up again despite it not fitting me and I will figure out something to do with it. Besides, it's good practice for making myself a proper fitting one someday.
Here are pictures of the original camisole worn in the film:
Here is my replica, made from what I was told is 100% linen (a friend gave it to me so I'm not sure) and all carefully hand stitched. I also made all the bias tape out of the same fabric the camisole is made out of.
All it needs is some hand sewn eyelets and some lacing and it's done!
It's so satisfying to nearly finish a project that has been sitting around so long! Now to decide which thread to use for the eyelets...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A new skirt

I've been busily sewing away all day and have two completed projects to show for it. One is this skirt:
I hemmed it with deep blue bias tape and feather stitched on top with my machine:
I love my sewing machine!
It's too late to take pictures of the other project I finished...maybe tomorrow. :)
~Anna Kristine

The Hobbit

Is anyone else excited about the filming of The Hobbit? There's a tiny peek of the costumes in this video, as well as sets and weapons. The costume department alone is enough to inspire me to make pull out my costuming projects.
Goodness I want to go make something Hobbit-ish now.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Royal Wedding: Kathrine Middleton's Wedding Dress

I know I'm late in posting this, most likely all of you have seen millions of pictures of Prince William's bride, but I still had to post about her dress. At first glance of it I wasn't too impressed but after watching 4 hours of The Royal Wedding with my fiancée', I fell in love with this beautiful, graceful design. Perhaps some of it had to do with how graceful the wearer is.
The dress is made with great resemblance to Grace Kelley's wedding dress.
The embroiderers had to wash their hand every 30 minutes to make sure to keep the lace pristine and needles were renewed every 3 hours!

Read more about how the dress was made HERE. So inspiring!


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 pluggedinonline.com. 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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