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Game of Thrones Kings Landing Dress

A few days ago I attended the Game of Thrones-themed Dance of Ice and Fire hosted by PEERS.

I made a dress using the McCall’s 6940 pattern, which is inspired by the wrap dresses that Cersei wears.  I am not quite finished, because I want to add more embroidery to it for when I wear it to the Game of Thrones wine-tasting hosted by the GBACG at Castello di Amorosa.

The lighting is not the best at PEERS, so forgive the darkness of the photos. I plan to use a nicer camera in a few weeks to take some more detailed pictures of the fully finished dress.

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The sleeves are quite generous! Some other guests at the party used the same pattern, and we had a lot of fun flapping them around.IMG_3721

The party was at an Elks Lodge, so the decor was quite appropriate.

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I made a few alterations to the pattern:
  1. The hip gores were very low (around my thighs) so I raised them to be more like the costumes on the TV show. I think I raised mine a little high; an inch lower would have been better.
  2. I added a contrast band around the neckline.
  3. I found the 3 ties used to close the wrap front a little distracting, so I used hidden ties and a belt to hold the dress shut.

Overall, it was a good pattern and I recommend it.

In a few weeks I hope to post more details about construction and close-ups! First, I need to make an Oberyn Martell costume for my husband.