Welcome to the Costume Chronicles, the community scrapbook
of The Wardrobe Door. Here you can share pictures and and reports
of costumes you've made, and see the handiwork of your fellow
Chronicles are arranged chronologically, starting with earliest
made Lucy's blue camp dress for the opening of the first film
and I wanted to make a dress for the opening of Prince Caspian
as well. I settled on this one because I realized that I had
most of the fabric for it already. The fabric isn't exact,
but I think it gets the point across fairly well.
I couldn't find a pattern that was close enough to what I
wanted, so I took bits from both McCall's 4107 and Butterick
BP206 and then altered them till they looked right. The over
dress bodice is made out of some 20 year old, synthetic something-or-other
my Mom had, the sleeves and skirt I made out of a heavy weight
cotton that, in a former life, was a pair of curtains. For
all of the back lacing, neckline trim, and armbands I used
various colors of embroidery floss, and the under dress is
made out of some satin I got at Joann's for $1.50 a yard!
I think the shoes are my favorite, though. I altered an old
shoe pattern my Mom had, so they looked like Lucy's shoes
from the first film. (I couldn't find a picture of her shoes
from Prince Caspian, but I guessed they would be fairly similar
to her shoes in LWW) I made one pair that matched the dress
(for inside) and a pair out of leather (for outside). I really
like the leather ones. They fit like gloves!
I made Lucy's Prince Caspian Rust Red Dress for my cousin
for the Prince Caspian premiere. I'm really pleased with how
it turned out. I tried to added lots of little details for
authenticity like the French knots and the back lacing. Read
Blog for more details about construction.
Well, my costume was all put together without being sewn
at all....Blazer and shoes from goodwill, shirt from C.J.
Banks, Skirt and socks from target, and the ties is one of
my dad's old ties. Here's a