Chase Dress


Chase Dress

This is also known as the Riding outfit.  Arwen wears this pretty and practical “Lord of the Rings” dress when she saves Frodo from the Ringwraiths and brings him to Rivendell.

In lieu of swede, I used a grey T-shirt fabric, and finished the edges with Fray-Check: I think it gives a pretty good look.  I had a good pattern, but it was still a rather complicated project.  It’s the first dress I’ve made that has princess seams.  The skirt was pretty easy and looks really cool.  The bodice and sleeves were…harder.  Lots of little pieces to keep track of, fitting, modifications….   But I think it came out well 🙂

The princess seams are modified so the seam is at the shoulder.  A seam runs down the front of the bodice and the dress pulls over the doll’s head.  Embroidery floss was used for the laced ties in front, and there’s a ribbon sash in the back.  The coat sleeves are 2-piece, the lower part being petal wrapped.  The skirts (my favorite part) are actually 2 petal shapes, slightly overlapping in front and back.  Attached to the main dress/coat are flared, white lower sleeves, and a white underskirt, that’s also split in front and back, (made from a pair of tights with a crinkle texture).  Brown leggings are worn underneath.

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Brown Coat


Brown Coat

This dress I did not make–it was one of the ones that come with the dolls from the store.

The coat I made in the style of Eowyn’s coat she wears with the Refugee Jumper in “The Two Towers”; however, I wanted mine to have a more modern look so I made the sleeves smaller and the neckline higher.  Instead of fur trim, I used chenille stems.  My coat is made of felt, which gives a nice look. It’s also quite stiff.  Since my trim has wire, that helps fix the problem and shape the coat.  There’s a dart in the back to improve fit.

The coat closes in front with hooks and eyes.

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