I’m trying to take on Maleficent and I’m not sure how to piece her outfit together. The main thing that's preventing me from starting, besides intimidation, is her “sleeves” or whatever you want to call it since they aren’t actual sleeves. (Attachment is below).
Now like with most artwork, the design doesn’t stay consistent. Her robe from the back hangs and flows like a cape. On the front her sleeves seem to just fall over her arms, almost like a poncho, but then it becomes part of her dress. And later it seems to look more sleeve-like, like here
, making me more confused how to do this. I want to try to be as accurate as possible.
Also the front of her robe seems to have slits or something to show her fuschia dress. I was originally planning to just slit the black robe and sew in the fuschia. Or would it be better to just use a real skirt?
The only thing I can think of doing for the sleeves is taking the sleeves of McCalls 3448
and add it to the robe “body” of McCalls 5957
. Would this work or is there a better way? Better base patterns? And how can I go about the alteration to form her "sleeves" and the front part of her robe?
A lot of questions I know, but this is my first big costume and I'm determined to make it. And FYI, I’ve already asked the Disney thread more than once about this, and haven’t gotten a lot of questions answered.