Giselle (Turquoise dress - That's how you know) - Enchanted

StatusComplete
Worn AtLondon MCM Expo May 2008
Awards3rd Place in Masquerade


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I love Enchanted and really want to do the blue period style dress she wore during the How does she know number. However hoping I don't have to destroy anyones curtains for it!!!


29/01/08 - Update. My wig arrived today, haven't taken it out the packet yet as I'm at work and people might think I'm strange (well OK, more strange than normal!) but it's the perfect colour and comes in a really long bag so should be long enough too!!! Can't find the right fabric anywhere, so have bought fabric paint and will get the right coloured fabric and paint the flowers on myself (cue hours of painting flowers :? ) But hey, the price you pay for being obsessive about accuracy!!

07/04/08 - Cut the turquoise fabric last night, will start pinning it together this week to check the fit, then need to cut and pin underskirts to check those! making the dress will be fairly easy, its the damn fabric painting that's going to kill me!

14/04/08 - Main bodice sewn together now, had a bit of an issue with the main curves at the front gaping open and showing my bra, but seem to have solved that by a bit of craft sewing! Cut the underskirts out, sewn the sides together and pinned to the bodice and added the main split skirt to the top, stuck the ribbon round to see what it looked liked and it works quite well! Just need to make the hem a little lower on the underskirts and actually hem up the main skirt! Oh and sewing skirts to bodice is always a plan as the pins hurt! However I actually ran out of cotton last night so sewing together proved difficult! Rectified this on my lunch break! other than that, its just embroidery to go!

15/04/2008 - w00t sewn together now! embroidery to go. :?

21/04/08 - Started the embroidery at the weekend, took about an hour and a half to do the first bit, most of that was trying to work out how to do the flowers, should pick up some more speed now! *waves good bye to sanity*

29/04/2008 four hours of embroidery done and I have only finished the bust and very nearly done my left shoulder. Oh god this is going to take FOREVER.

Comments

Littlegeeky posted on 9 January, 2008 - 20:10
Oh wow, I went to go see this film the other night. It was great ^--^. I hope it turns out okay, I can't wait to see this at Amecon. I'll ask for a picture!

BlusterSquall posted on 9 January, 2008 - 20:39
I cannot wait to see you in this!! I'm going to run around you singing, I hope you realise! (I'll expect you to join in too!) ((Oh... uh... not to be nit-picky, but its spelt turquoise~ :]))

sjbonnar posted on 14 January, 2008 - 22:40
That's awesome! I loved this movie so much ^_^ *cough* Ok, assume more manly voice and walk away...LOL

BlusterSquall posted on 29 January, 2008 - 20:14
...You have a cuddly Pip. You are too cute for WORDS!!!

Sillabub posted on 7 March, 2008 - 19:29
Gasp! I have that squirrel-chipmunk-thingy! My ex used to throw him across the room a lot for some reason, especially once we got a velcro strap with giant bells on and put it round his neck. The squirrel's neck, I mean, not my ex's. Yes. Also, nice parasol :)

Hexi posted on 14 April, 2008 - 15:10
looks amazing so far! not seen Enchanted! >w< it looks great!

caylithe posted on 14 April, 2008 - 20:19
That dress is looking awesome ^^. Very very accurate too :D xx

Bunni posted on 15 April, 2008 - 20:30
Enchanted is awesome I can't wait to see this costume!!! You've done a really great job!!

BlusterSquall posted on 16 April, 2008 - 19:39
*prays for your sanity* Are you going to bring this to Mary's on Saturday and show off your embrodiery skillz again? :B

GunstarVixen posted on 17 April, 2008 - 11:04
You read my mind!!! Might also put it on and prance round her house for a bit! ;p

BlusterSquall posted on 18 April, 2008 - 22:59
Well if you're taking Giselle, I might bring CC Aerith along and ribbon and material and glue, for you guys to pin me into! (Pin me into. Not on to!)

Relion posted on 29 April, 2008 - 11:39
omgomgomgomgomgomgomgogmg GISELLE! *bites fist* It looks AMAZING so far! well done!

Tak posted on 30 April, 2008 - 13:21
It's looking gorgeous and wow at the embroidery.

Hexi posted on 30 April, 2008 - 14:35
the embroidery is really really good. well done! haven't seen enchanted but i can't wait to see this from a costume designer's view! >.<

BlusterSquall posted on 1 May, 2008 - 15:18
I know I've said this a lot, but you = win.

Mungojerrie posted on 26 May, 2008 - 23:55
Gahhhhhhhhhhh. Your Giselle is made of awesome. You are fantastic.

angel aiko posted on 27 May, 2008 - 17:41
just had to say you looked awesome at expo ^-^! hopefully see you at amecon!

Crazedteensie posted on 28 May, 2008 - 12:30
This looks amazing! You look perfect in the photos, like you've just walked out of the film XD

Uni posted on 11 August, 2008 - 17:04
awwww you look gourgeous sweetie!

Amy-Lou posted on 14 August, 2008 - 15:30
Such a pretty costume and you have a beautiful voice to go with it! Great performance in the omake :)

Lunar_Kitten posted on 14 August, 2008 - 19:24
I ditto what Amy-Lou said - I haven't seen the movie but the dress was lovely as was your voice =^_^=

Kinesis2040 posted on 14 August, 2008 - 22:45
it was funny watching you prance around at expo ^^ one of the highlights for sure

JakeX posted on 18 September, 2008 - 17:58
I think id have to agree it was rather funny seeing you pransing around xDD Tho the dress was wonderfully made xDD

angel aiko posted on 17 March, 2009 - 12:00
dawwwwwwwww u looked so cute in this :D

Angelphie posted on 19 March, 2009 - 22:34
I love this! The embroidery is amaaaazing.

Sephirayne posted on 19 March, 2009 - 23:23
Gorgeous costume. You really look the part. I agree with Angelphie, the embridery is amazing.