Daenerys Targaryen Dress: Sew Your Own!
Daenerys Targaryen Dress
I decided back in late October that I would make myself a Daenerys Targaryen dress. I’m sewing it as my competition entry to a Facebook group sewing competition that I am part of. The original competition date was 26th November, but has now been pushed back to 29th January 2017 due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday period.
I’ve been biting at the bit, ready to get started, but had other commitments to crack on with. Those commitments are now finished up so I am ready to get started.
This is the dress I am planning on making:
At the time I decided on this dress, I didn’t know much about it, other than that I LOVED IT! And that it was worn in season 4.
I now know that the dress is heavily embroidered all over, with a pleated white skirt underneath. I’m still not sure about the pleated section – I’m not one for ironing much, and a pleated skirt suggests major ironing to me! 😉
I have to create something ‘inspired’ by this dress, so I have been thinking carefully about the fabrics I’ll use. This week will be ‘buy the fabrics’ week, so I really need to decide by this evening just how much I need. Yikes!
The Competition Brief
The sewing competition requires a submission which is sewn by yourself.
It has several criteria to be eligible:
- The garment or outfit is to be inspired by a movie or television show.
- It must be submitted by midnight on the 26th November. This gives me about three weeks to get it completed and photographed. *As of the 24th November the deadline has been extended to 29th January 2017!!
- It has to be an adult sized garment or outfit.
- The submission has to include a photo of the outfit as well as the inspiration image.
I’m seriously excited to get started. As well as being a really cool dress, it’ll be a wonderful addition to my Dressing Consciously wardrobe ready for 2017! (You can check out that post here.)
Other Inspiration Options
I was also quite into this look that Arya Stark wore quite a bit of. The decision not to go with this was the competition brief – it being a sewing competition, I realised this Arya look wouldn’t involve that much in the way of sewing. I will definitely be attempting it at a later date for a textiles development post instead!
Game Of Thrones Costumes
As well as the amazing Daenerys Targaryen dress and funky Arya Stark outfit above, the show has a lot of other amazing costumes throughout the six seasons.
With Daenerys Targaryen being one of my all time favourite characters – she has some truly epic and kick ass outfits throughout the show – it isn’t at all surprising that I chose her as a source of inspiration for the competition.
Yet the lead costume designer responsible for the show’s costumers – Michele Clapton – has developed some incredible pieces for all the characters in the show.
Other favourites of mine include the cape worn by Joffrey in the image below, and both the dresses worn by Cersei and Margery in the bottom picture.
How amazing is the cape? I am thinking that instead of embroidering on the cape where it rests on the arm, I might embellish it with some beading I bought on a visit to a bead show with my cousin back in October. I will let you know when I start to make this one! 😉
Get Your Hands On The Free Pattern
I’ll be adding the pattern to my free content library as soon as it is digitalised and graded. Be sure to sign up to be kept up to date with new patterns and guides as they are added. There are quite a few sewing guides in there already, and I am working on three free sewing patterns to add in the summer of 2017!
Right’o, thats it for today… Remember to pop back and check out the progress on the dress! I will be adding links here to the construction posts which I shall pop into the Create Your Own Clothes section! 🙂
Til next time…
RECOMMENDED READING: Why not check out these posts on creating your own clothes? Part One looks at the deconstruction of a sweater, Part Two creates a pattern from the deconstructed pieces, Part Three recreates it in toile / muslin form to check the fit and silhouette While Part Four is the final piece!
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