HSF #20/2014 – Alternative Universe

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Front view

The Challenge: #20 Alternative Universe
What is it? A Harry Potter inspired Prom dress
Fabric: Poly fabric. All is synthetic. The leafs is made from fabric (store bought) 
Pattern:
 Selfdrafted with inspiration from Angela Clayton
Inspiration: Elizabethan/Tudor stays. Harry Potter universe. Autumn.
Notions:
I was inspired by the Elizabethan/Tudor stays, and build my upper part of the dress like them 
How historically accurate is it?
 Nothing close to! 
Hours to complete:
 30 hours
First worn: 
This will be used as my Prom dress for a Harry Potter Larp in Poland. 
Total cost:
About 90 US$

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Side view

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Hopefully I will be able to post this dress in action by the end of November.

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Something from the real world..

Something from the real world..

Most of August and September was spend in our capital Copenhagen. Here I was a part of a big TV production, Klar Parat Sy! Inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee. I was one of the 10 final participans. This Thursday the second show was on TV.
In this episode we had a challenge which we could prepare from home. The challenge was to make a wrap-dress. I made a different kind of wrap-dress, inspired by the 1930s.

My pattern was home draftet, inspired by this photo

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The final result in the TV show was this:

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More information about the show can be found here: (in danish):
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My new (old) apron

I recently bought a apron on eBay. It was used by the Swedish army under the second world war. But more important. It was used by the Lotte corps to. Just what I needed for my ongoing Lotte project.

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As you can see the apron is quite damage by time. The ones who had this piece earlier in its life didn’t treat it well. I have big bleached spots and smells like an old musty basement.

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The apron is not my size. It is way to big. So I will not be wearing it. Also as mentioned earlier, it is quite damage. I will therefore copy the construction and make a new one myself. DSC04756