I'm currently in the planning process of making both Thenardier costumes from Les Miserables (the movie version) for both myself (as Monsieur) and a friend (as Mme.).
So I'm asking here for advice on her costume because I have some pretty loose ideas, but not sure as a whole.
One thing is for sure, and that is that this will be the most time-consuming project I've pursued thus far.
So the skirt.
To me, it definitely looks like it's basically been quilted. (obviously, without batting and whatnot). So as long as I'm seeing that right, I'll probably have to go and research on quilting forums and talk to the elderly ladies in town and whatnot.
But in case someone here is quite knowledgable: how does patterning work if I'm making a quilted skirt? Will I still need to buy/use a basic skirt pattern? If so (not very knowledgable on skirt types), what kind of skirt would you consider hers to be?
And so that corset.
Never made one, but I'll buy a pattern somewhere and pretty much go buy the pattern for the base. The curious part about it is the design on top. Is that applique? Seems like the color beneath the "black" is a lighter shade, so it almost seems like it's an entire piece or "patch" that's been sewn on top. Am I completely left field?
Lastly, what goes on underneath.
Can anybody explain what she might be wearing beneath that corset? Obviously, there's her grungy blouse. But the green garment between the blouse and corset?
Sorry for the wall of text everybody! I just want to be as precise as possible!