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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Mirror Dress


Galadriel’s Mirror Dress

This is Galadriel’s most famous dress, worn when she meets the Fellowship in Lorien.

Here’s the underdress.

 

The overdress is made from a nice, slightly shiny, flowered lace.

The sleeves, though similar to Arwen’s 2-part sleeves, are 1 piece. They are tight to the elbow, then flare out to an almost half-circle shape.

The cloak is still forthcoming 🙂

Green dress


Green dress

This dress is actually a composite of 2 movie costumes. Both Eowyn in “The Two Towers” and Susan Pevensie in the first “Narnia” movie wear a gorgeous green dress. I decided to combine them…and here’s what I came up with. 🙂

I started off of a pattern on which I made adjustments. There is an underdress of tan leaves on a dark green background. The overdress is a lightweight dark green.

As for the design, I incorporated the elements I like best from each dress. The overdress skirt, rather than having a gap in the front which a panel covers (as in Eowyn’s dress), is a full circle only split toward the side. This is so it can be worn like either Susan’s or Eowyn’s skirt.The sleeves are smaller, more like Susan’s than Eowyn’s. I added ties on the upper arms because they were an element of Eowyn’s dresses that I liked but hadn’t used much. I left off Eowyn’s gold yoke and collar, and Susan’s white upper arm decorations.

The belt is 2 Indian gold-plated necklaces.  The doll’s hairstyle is the Narnian style–2 braids pulled back into a half-ponytail.

Yellow elf dress


Yellow elf dress

My first sale!  My little sister commissioned and bought this dress.  An elf lady in Rivendell (I think) wore it in the “Lord of the Rings” movie.  The coat is from the Rose dress pattern. The sleeves are interesting but pretty.  There’s a striped underdress.  My sister made the belt out of beads.

Coronation dress


Coronation dress

This is a really pretty Arwen dress from the movie “Return of the King.”  I couldn’t get the right material for so long, then all of a sudden I found this Indian petticoat with a real nice drape, which I then used for the overdress.

The overdress is really long, giving that nice “pooling” at the bottom.  Both parts of the 2-part Elven sleeves (on the underdress) have 2 layers.  The top part has lace over light green cloth, and the 1/2 circle lower part has a sheer under layer.

Rose dress


Rose dress

This dress was cut from the theatrical version of “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”, but I found a pattern for it and also had the material, so I made it.  The pretty underdress has roses on a light pink background.

This is second time I made this dress–I’ve sold the original.  I added the gold paint, then decided I liked it better plain 😀

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