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.
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.
The party was at an Elks Lodge, so the decor was quite appropriate.
- 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.
- I added a contrast band around the neckline.
- 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.
That dress is fantastic, and really looks authentic to the show. You’re planning on making a Prince Oberyn costume for your husband? Right on!
Thank you! Like my costume, it will be inspired by, but not an exact copy of the costume. I’ve only got a few weeks though!
It looks awesome! The colors also compliment you very well.
Thanks Breanna! I loved your dress too!
Where did you get the embroidery? Did you make it? Love the contrast!
Hi Jen, the embroidery is from an old sari fragment. I have more of that I plan to use on the shoulders of the dress. I’m glad you like it!
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