On the sewing table: the Game of Thrones inspired tunic for dawn, a grey/white steamm powered shirt, and a sleeveless clock print tunic. All good fun. So I decided to start on the ‘simplest’, the GoT tunic. It’s this pattern
In these fabrics
This morning, I came over all creative [oh dear]. For those of you not familiar with GoT [where have you been for the last 6 years?], the pattern is modelled on a gorgeous outfit worn by Danaerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons. The costumes in GoT are stunning, absolutely amazing. They are designed by Michele Clapton, and many are rishly embroidered and embellished by the massively talented Michele Carragher, check out her site for fabulous close ups.
In the show, this tunic is made in blue linen, worked in a gorgeous ‘dragonscale’ smocking technique, which is then further enhanced.
Needless to say, too much work to be tackled other than by the dedicated cosplayer, and the missus is more of a Mother of Kittens. I have no intention of making a copy, but wanted a bit of a nod to the original, so I wanted to make the shoulder ‘flanges’, front neckline bands, and back lacing tabs textured in some way.
I rummaged, remembered that I have quite a lot of the beads left from wifey’s wedding dress, and that I’d recently indulged in some eBay ribbon buying because there was a sale. There was. Honest!
Pretty! But what to do? I had a little faff, and decided to just go for it. I did this [for quite a while]
And ended up with these
We’re pretty chuffed- the organza gives it a subtle shine, and the ribbons change colour nicely as you change the light. These are the lacing tabs for the back [so they need eyelets too], now I ‘only’ have to repeat this effect on the shoulder pieces…and those ruddy great long neckline overlays. Sigh. Whose idea was this again?
Plenty more hand sewing tomorrow then Fairy, go get some sleep!