Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Belle Blue Dress (2nd Version)

In my previous series, I went step by step through making Belle's blue dress, as worn by Emilie de Ravin in ABC's "Once Upon a Time." That dress was for a customer who was proportionally similar to de Ravin, so spacing and such looked visually the same.

However, it is possible to take any costume and tweak it to work for differently proportioned people. Sometimes this requires adding or removing a panel depending on curves, or (as shown below) using more eyelets or buttons to work on a longer torso. 

For this version I did make the gathered skirt as shown on the TV show, which worked well with this fabric which was more supple than that of the other version.

Downside of supple fabric? It doesn't restrain the boning, so unless the garment is actually being worn it is going to bend a bit with the curve of the boning. I used the safety pins to hold it flat for photography purposes.

Here you can get a closer look at the embroidery on the blouse neckline.

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