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Galadriel 2007
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Costume Progress

Galadriel sketch
Still have to hem the chiffon overskirts, but it's pretty much finished. I love how the sleeves turned out!

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Costume Progress

Galadriel sketch
Three day weekend. Guess what I did?

After finishing the neck facing, I put the zipper in and tried it on for the first time. It felt like I was wearing a cloud!
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I spent most of Sunday trying to fix issues with puckering, etc., from difficulty with the zipper and my brilliant idea to incorporate part of the bodice into the skirt portion with the chiffon.

Do not try this at home! If I had it to do again, I would have made a separate bodice incorporating the princess seams, and the skirt with six panels in the poly and two in the chiffon. It would have hung better and saved time.

Nevertheless, it is what it is, and after awhile, I quit monkeying with it, because I felt I was doing more harm than good.
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Left to do: the sleeves are ready to sew into the dress, then finishing the collar, then the hems. Three hems, because the skirts are not attached at the waist and fall separately from that point. I should get some great movement as a result.

I did French seams on the sides of the chiffon skirts - my first time doing that. Again, a learning experience, but I did the inside layer first, so the outer one looks super. :)

Kitty pic, because:
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Costume Progress

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I have enough done to put it on my dress form! :)

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Progress

galadriel 2011
Not much to show for it yet, but all my pieces are cut out and I have begun sewing.

I've put two layers of chiffon over the small bodice pieces. I've begun sewing the larger pieces together.IMG_0355

The larger pieces of chiffon are still hanging and waiting their turn.
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Costuming and Kitties

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Began cutting the good fabric today.

The altered sleeves are so full, I had to cut them in single-width fabric.
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I'm still experimenting as I go; there is only so much a muslin can show you.

While getting rid of princess seams entirely is impossible with this pattern (and I need them), I want the skirt to only have seams on the sides. So I'm cutting the chiffon on the bias to achieve this. Should be fun, right? ;-O

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Aug. 2nd, 2014

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Mock up has been taken apart. Pieces are marked and ironed, and I'm ready to cut into the good fabric tomorrow!

This was the last thing I played with before taking everything apart. Back collar brought forward. I think I will have to hand-tack this for it to work.

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