This week the monster's school will be holding their "Festival of Stories" and the children are being asked to dress up as their favourite character from the book they are studying in class. I love that they have specified the class study book this time around - previous years it has been open to whatever their favourite character is from any book. With the monster being as indecisive as me it becomes a drama just choosing who she will go as.
|Georgie Henley as Lucy Pevensie|
wearing the inspiration
After looking through some images from the 2005 movie adaptation of the novel together we've decided on Lucy's coronation outfit.
It should be a relatively simple project - a fairly plain, pale blue long dress embellished with some jewels and a red cloak with gold stenciling.
This project has given me an excuse to visit Spotlight for some supplies and now I think I'm ready to make a start. Living in the tropics as we do I won't be using heavy velvet for this dress but I think the fabric I've chosen will still work reasonably well and give the look we're after.
I haven't found a pattern for the dress that seems exactly right so I'm going to try to draft my own and then make a muslin before attempting the actual costume. I'm using a tutorial from ikat bag for the body sizing and the monster has been very patient standing still for almost an hour as I took all the various measurements.
Now its time to draw it up and get sewing. Watch out for more progress on this costume over the next few days.