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CraftingCon: The Design, the Stitch and the Wardrobe

Hi there I’m Andrea from The Design, The Stitch and The Wardrobe.  I am in love with making costumes – I seriously lie awake at night and wonder what I can make next (yes I need a better social life) each one has to be grander and more complex than the last – just wait and see what I have in store for ‘Once Upon a Time’ month.

Unfortunately (well not unfortunately but somewhat so for the benefit of variety in costume making) I am Mum only to boys – 6 of them to be exact). Yikes!!! I know….so when this venture came up I had to grab a dear friends daughter to be my Galadriel.
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Galadriel is the beautiful guardian of the elven wood of Lothlórien, she has wisdom, powers of telepathy and the ability to gaze into the future and more to the point – those gowns!!!! When I heard about the LoTR challenge I immediately had visions of long floating white sleeves and floor length skirts and then promptly rememebred about the ‘no costumes’ rule so this is what i came up with instead.
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Galadriels blue/grey and white gown was the inspiration for this party dress.  I used Amelie and Henri’s Vienna blouse pattern and basically just added width and length to turn it into a dress.  The sleeves were obviously a main feature of the original costume so I used a sheer chiffon to create a much more user friendly flutter sleeve.  I tried to achieve a similar colour by using teal chiffon as an overlay to a green broadcloth which creates  the main part of the dress.  A white sparkle net was used over white broadcloth to replicate the white neck of the original.  The brooch and headpiece were added to complete the look.
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