I decided I wanted to make a corresponding mantle to go with the Green Gown... so I ordered five more yards of the velvet from Exclusive Silks. It came from a second dye lot, so the shade of green is not exact, but I don't mind that at all. Actually, it is Very Close in shade to my self-dyed Green Gown lining, described in page one of my Green Gown construction pages... ;) I'm using a trim I bought from Heritage Trading. Both Exclusive Silks and Heritage Trading are linked on my Links page... In January 2006, Heritage Trading is closed; they are visiting India currently... ;D
So... The Green Dress, the Dress the Mantle will go with...
Today I cut out three panels of green velvet, and three panels of brown silk jacquard, leftover from Eowyn's Brown Camp Skirt... I thought it was appropriate to use that... ;D
I'm making a 3/4 circle mantle, 1/2 in the back, and 1/4 toward the front, split into two pie wedges that go on either side...
I needed five yards of each fabric. The velvet is 52 inches wide, so it goes to just about floor length. I don't mind that, it doesn't have to train... ;)
The lining is made from less wide fabric, but I just wanted something in there, and it wont be connected at the bottom, just hanging free, so I don't mind that, either... It suits me!
Here are a few photos of the panels hanging over the Green Gown on my dress form, and the trim draped over that:
February 21, 2006.
After a long time hanging, while I worked on other things, today I finally started sewing the mantle together, and now, the trim is sewn on, and the pieces are sewn together. All that is left still to do is to even out the inner lining at the bottom... (It grew as it was hanging... ;D) and then sew the hem.
I'm using Philipp's camera, and just spent the last few moments photoshopping the images, because my scanner wouldn't flip them, so, as my own camera broke, I am forced to learn more about my computer and the software I have. That is a good thing!
Here are some photos.
February 22, 2006.
I finished the hemming on the mantle this morning, and then took it along with the dress outside for some outdoor photos...
I'm going to Reno this weekend to see my brother get married... and thinking this is what I'll wear to his wedding... :D
Peter Jackson's visualization of The Lord of the Rings woke my latent passion for costuming and inspired me to learn to sew.
This page and its links reflect my best efforts in Lord of the Rings costuming.
Projects linking to their own pages are featured here. Click the links in the navigation bar to visit the individual pages, or scroll further below to the image links and see a quick overview of the costumes.
Eowyn's Green Gown Mantle
An Inspired Project
Welcome to Yvette's
Nearly ten years ago I set out to teach myself to sew, so that I could create inspired costumes such as those featured on my site.
I created this site to share what I've done. It launched August 18, 2004, and has been growing ever-since.
In addition to costume construction pages, there are pages featuring portraits of the costumes being worn.
Costuming is a hobby I love documenting, but I do not do commissions, nor do I sell patterns.
Please visit where your interests lead you, and enjoy.
The navigation on my site is under construction. I'll be getting the links set up page by page. In the meantime, please bear with me.