with no pattern, no directions, and NO experience ever sewing an article of clothing before(!!!!!!!), I set out to make the dress that the Character lucy wore in the final Narnian scene of the Chronicles of Narnia. I'd been in love with that dress since I saw it and wanted to make it for a costume class at a horse show I was entered in. It took me forever, tons of practice fabric, and lots of time learning how to make a pattern (and attach sleeves! yikes!) but I'm finally (mostly) finished!
here is is! (the flash made it look way
shinier than it really is! it really just shimmers very
This was the only picture I had to the original costume:http://costumes.narniaweb.com/pevensiesfiles/kingsqueens/kingsqueensadamson.jpg
The super disappointing thing is that I made all this very elaborate narnian type costume for me AND my horse, and got myself injured just
before she show and didn't get to ride in the show!!
Talk about a disappointment! So I don't have pictures of it all on my horse yet, but here're all the accessories:
breastcollar, part of the saddle pad and drape for the front of my saddle, and reins (w/ the flowers).http://www.soloved.org/weight/narnia1.jpg
barding (strappy stuff on horse's rump) Turned out REALLY good considering I just used 2" wide nylon webbbing and a metallic jacquard ribbon. Turned out looking more like armor/metal than I expected but I love
the effect. http://www.soloved.org/weight/narnia2.jpg
cool antique bridle I picked up on ebay, thinking it was kind of narnian looking:http://www.soloved.org/weight/narnia3.jpg
All the accessories kind of lined up together. The only thing I really want to work on is making the saddle pad a little fancier- maybe a scalloped, embellished edge.http://www.soloved.org/weight/narnia4.jpg
And the PERFECT accesory, the lucky goose that got out of having to play dress up last weekend:http://www.bigdogboutique.com/personal/nwi/images/IMG_5372.jpg
And there you have it! What do you think? Any suggestions? I had to do the horse tack totally from memory since there were no stills, but I think I got generally close.