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$
Hopefully I will be able to post this dress in action by the end of November.
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
The final result in the TV show was this:
More information about the show can be found here: (in danish):
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.
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.
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.