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Unread 05-18-2013, 06:44 PM   #16
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Aww, Dententen, that's coming along really well!

So, I ended up trying the arrow smocking technique, and I was quite pleased. (This smocking tutorial)





I would have added more smocking and scales (painted fishnet stockings) but I ran out of time before the con X )
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Unread 05-20-2013, 11:12 AM   #17
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Aww, Dententen, that's coming along really well!

I would have added more smocking and scales (painted fishnet stockings) but I ran out of time before the con X )
*blush* thanks! I have been smocking my heart out to get a bunch of details but haven't sewn any on yet. I am doing the same thing with fishnet-- I couldn't' find it in blue so I have some spray paint ready!

Love yours! Your hair looks so awesome!
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Unread 05-20-2013, 06:29 PM   #18
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It looks good and reads really well in your other pictures, the costume looks fantastic !
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Unread 05-21-2013, 04:00 PM   #19
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back of dress

sooooo.. we've seen so many pictures of the front of the Khaleesi, but what does this dress look like from the back?

The only photo I've seen is this one which is also on the previous thread (I just linked it for convenience) but that doesn't really give a lot away. I know it's a wrap dress, but what I want to know is how does it tie at the back? There's no sign of a knot at the back or a seam on the back where it could join up.. I'm struggling so much creating a pattern for this!!

Anyone got any ideas? my internet's not too great (uni accommodation) so I can't check the videos, but when I get up to uni tomorrow I'll see if I can find something then.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 02:05 AM   #20
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It doesn't have to tie. It's "like" a wrap dress in some regards, but that doesn't mean it has to be one.

I would be tempted (who am I kidding, that's always what I do) to freeze-frame that to get a better quality image or see something that doesn't show up will in a still only.

Annnnnd, here you go : http://images6.fanpop.com/image/phot...9-1600-900.jpg .

As you can see, the one layer is on top and the other layer is under. They may, and likely are, attached at some points so that they do not move around. The light line might be a line of ties in the same colour as the dress, or it could be something else (boning, just the light, etc).

You can see here too, very faintly : http://wpc.556e.edgecastcdn.net/8055...IfL7d_2_hd.jpg , how one "skirt petal" crosses over the other in the back.

I'm guessing that if HBO Go doesn't have great quality video that Blu Ray will have some answers when it comes out.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 03:12 PM   #21
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http://screencapped.net/tv/gameofthrones/

Someone shared this site on a Game of Thrones costuming group. It's awesome for reference pictures!
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Unread 05-22-2013, 08:39 PM   #22
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Okay, I'm not sure if this will help, but here's my sketches for her dress. Now, I'm not sure how accurate this is, but this was my best guess after looking at tons of pics and freezing the scenes on my DVR ;P (Sorry it's messy!)

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Unread 05-27-2013, 07:27 PM   #23
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Some modifications to this pattern could work http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v128...hp?page_id=854
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I don't know if this link has been going around, but I thought I'd share the wealth. It's from the embroiderer from Game of Thrones. There's some nice detailed pictures and a tutorial on how she does the smocking. Enjoy!

http://www.michelecarragherembroider...e(2880143).htm
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Unread 06-29-2013, 11:34 PM   #25
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Ok so I've solved your problem! I've found the website of the woman who did the embroidery on this dress. What she did is a pattern on a separate piece of fabric, cut it out, and sewed it onto the main dress. It's some type of smocking that she's called the dragonscale. In between this dragonscale smocking, she combined a gold metallic thread and a blue embroidery thread and did something called a "lock stitch" which she recommends finding in the book "A Tale of Two Stitches." She used this lock stitch to create that dragon scale-looking pattern.
Here's the link to her website. It also has pictures of both the Astapor dress and well as the Yunkai dress which she also gives some suggestions for. I hope that helped as I'm making the same dress for New York Comic-Con. Good luck! Looks pretty good so far!
http://www.michelecarragherembroider...y(2880136).htm
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Can anyone tell from those photos how the dress fastens? It doesn't look like a zipper, I'm guessing because those don't exist in that universe.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 07:13 AM   #27
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Can anyone tell from those photos how the dress fastens? It doesn't look like a zipper, I'm guessing because those don't exist in that universe.
Personally, I would just put an "invisible" zipper in.

"Historical" solutions include ties, lacing, and hook-and-eye - but the reason I say "go for a zipper" is because they would also be completely hidden. If you want to go for it, it's up to you, but it will be more work to get it to work right and look good.

You won't gain anything visually from doing lacing or anything else - a zipper will look exactly the same if you install it correctly (you can even use non-standard methods to extra-extra hide it if you really want to !).

I'm guessing the closure is along the side-back seam, seen here.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 01:39 PM   #28
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I'm doing the Astapor dress also and stumbled on this thread. Wow, thanks for the wealth of information!

Personally, I will use this pattern for the dress : http://www.simplicity.com/p-1600-misses-dresses.aspx

I'll try to come by again to tell you if it was a complet fail! XD
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Unread 07-24-2013, 10:01 PM   #29
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Hey guys! So I FINALLY uploaded my Blue Dress Dany pattern to my blog. (As well as a simple makeup tutorial!) If anyone's interested, you can find it here: http://jfsoup.blogspot.com/2013/07/d...nd-makeup.html

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Unread 07-28-2013, 11:08 AM   #30
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Wow, thank you for the make-up tutorial! I was about to tackle that task!

But I had difficulty with the sound; the music is too loud.
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