Friday, 25 April 2014

Beaded and Embroidered Lion for Game of Thrones Dress

Got one of the lions finished today; there are two, one on each sleeve. This dress is inspired by one of Cersei's dresses in Game of Thrones.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Costume Shoot

We did a shoot today with just some of the costumes I have available, either ready made or for custom orders. I will post more in a day or two.

All photos are copyright Sue McCaskill, and Don McCaskill

Sir James in one of  the 18th Century Court Vests

Lady Irene in the Pirates of the Caribbean
inspired dress
Lady Irene

Lady Irene

Lady Irene

Friday, 18 April 2014

New Project

For my next project, I am going to try to make the gown Cersei wears in Game of Thrones. The fabric is not the same, so the effect will be different. Below are a couple of photos, including one of Cersei in the dress.

The dress I will be making

Cersei's dress

This gives an idea of what the sleeve will
look like, but I still have to embellish the lion
The two fabrics I will be using; the main fabric on
the left, and the lining/contrast on the right

Friday, 11 April 2014

Progress Six-Pirates Dress- Finished!

Finally finished the handwork on the dress this morning. Lining sewn, and hems done. It's been an interesting project; not something I usually do, but I think I might make another similar one!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Progress Five- Pirates Dress

I've pinned the over skirt to the bodice and put in the grommets for the back. They are supported by a steel bone for strength. Getting there, slowly but surely!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Progress Four-Pirates Dress

Getting there after a few hiccups! Bought some trim for the sleeves, but after pinning it on, I decided it was a bit too much, so looking for something a little more muted. Sleeves set in, lining finished and lace on. Tomorrow, the skirt, which involves much pleating and gathering. Also need to do the eyelets. I haven't decided whether to do traditional sewn eyelets, or use grommets.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Progress Three - Pirates Dress

Pics of the bodice with the underskirt. The overskirt wil be much fuller, and attached to the bodice, which the underskirt is not.All seams are serged, which is not technically historically accurate, but I'd rather go for solid construction than be too picky about it, And taffeta frays if you look at it sideways! Although, I will not put a zip in a historical dress! Have to hand finish the waistband, and hem, then it is finished, and the next big job is the overskirt.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Progress 2-Pirates Dress

These shots are of the outside of the bodice. The main bodice and overskirt are in the brocade; the underskirt and stomacher in taffeta.

Progress on Pirates Dress

I'll be posting updates to the dress construction as I go. The boning channels are on the inside (the lining) so they don't show on the outside. This will be evident when I put the outer pieces together and join them to the lining. The plain taffeta is the lining, and the brocade will be on the outside, with the taffeta beaded stomacher.

Front of lining