mercredi 25 mai 2011

Titanic Swim dress

While I'm away, I thought I might introduce another one of my precious costumes. It's the frst ''complicated''one I made. The first two costumes I made were a classic Princess Leia and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, but more on them later.

 I really didn't know much about costuming when I decided to make that dress, so the process of research and making it took quite a long time. Now, knowing a little more, there are a couple things I want to touch up, but generally I'm quite proud of it.


There's supposed to be some sort of sleeves, but I liked it this way and chose not to add them. 


I made the hems a little too wide, I'll have to touch them up when I get home




Close-up on the bodice. You can't see very well, but I did some beading in the lace. I used silk in two different colors for the sash. 


The real thing it in oct 2009 at Planet Hollywood in NYC!


Simply gorgeous! I admit I still prefer the original one to my own, It's so nice and delicate. I'd call it inspired by it and not a reproduction. 




11 commentaires:

  1. This dress is one of my (many) projects for the year. I want to have it done by April 12 to commemorate the Titanic's centennial. But I'm going to be lazy - I'll follow the Simplicity pattern over screen accuracy.

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  2. Well, that's all right, I actually did use the simplicity pattern. I just altered the back of the bodice to get the nice V in the back, and I modified the skirt to get the accurate 5 layer look. Looking forward to see what you'll come up with!!

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  3. The dress you made is one of the best remake I've seen. The gathers in the back are almost identical :-)

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  4. I'll post a pic of the one my seamstress makes for me :-)

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  5. Nice Blog Thanks for The Sharing, http://www.nzswimwear.co.nz/swim-dresses

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  6. Nice blog about titanic swim dresses.

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