ARWEN'S MOURNING GOWN ~
Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers
ARWEN MOURNING GOWN MUSLIN CONSTRUCTION
||McCall's 3109 was used
for the skirt. This is a full skirt with a V waistline that
attaches to the bodice, very similar to the Arwen Mourning Gown.
If I could do this dress over again I would use 60" silk
velvet (if I could find it). However, because I had already
purchased 11 yards of 45" silk velvet I had to adapt the
pattern to it. This meant splitting the back skirt panel into
two pieces. The front of the skirt was not placed on a fold.
Instead the center front was flared forward a few inches and
made into a seam.
||Simplicity 9103 View D was used
for the bodice. Because this pattern is designed to use with
stretch fabrics I found the bodice had to be altered at the
shoulders by adding to the width (The armcycle opening was changed
as well - I used the shape of the arm holes from Simplicity
7964). I also tapered in the front center seam quite a bit
and altered the side seams. A drop waistline was added following
the lines of the bodice pattern from McCall's 3109. Finally,
the neckline had to be altered (made wider and deeper) and a
small V split added to the top.
trying 6 different pattern combinations and 4 different muslin attempts,
this 5th muslin has come the closest to the drape and fit I'm looking
for in order the replicate the Mourning Gown. A fitting adjustment
needs to be made to the side seams of the bodice to get them to
lay smoothly. I may also change the seam line placement in the back
of the skirt as indicated by the blue marker line.
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