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« on: March 26, 2006 04:36:35 PM »

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 slightly)

This was the only picture I had to the original costume:

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!!  Cry 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).


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.

cool antique bridle I picked up on ebay, thinking it was kind of narnian looking:


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.


And the PERFECT accesory, the lucky goose that got out of having to play dress up last weekend:


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.

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2006 05:32:17 PM »

Wow, great job. My first project was a costume too.

« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2006 05:37:34 PM »

Looks like it all turned out perfectly. Can't wait to see the pics of you in the dress on the horse Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2006 06:51:59 PM »

wow. well done.
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2006 07:04:14 PM »

Beautiful. Looks very well made for your first project. I am impressed!

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2006 08:22:28 PM »

Oh, that costume is beautiful!! I know what you mean, I loved it from the moment I saw it in the movie too. And that's so cool that you were going to ride in it! I'm sorry you weren't able to do it, but if you get the tack on your horse and get some pics of the two of you, you'll have to post it up here!

(And thanks for posting it here. I'm a bit of a costume junkie, I made way too many of them after the Lord of the Rings movies--which is exactly why I haven't been able to afford a Narnian one-- but I don't see costumes on here very often so it's wonderful to see one!)

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2006 08:32:50 PM »

THAT'S your first attempt at sewing clothes? It's beautiful, it really is. I love it all.

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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2006 04:27:06 AM »

If thats your first atempt at sewing clothes and without a pattern boy are you gonna be a pro soon.
You did really well. It all looks great.
Can't wait to see a photo of your and your horsed dolled up in it all.
well done


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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2006 04:53:20 AM »

That's gorgeous, it's such a shame you did not get to wear it for the competition. I am sure you would have won.

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