Welcome to "The Shadow of the Bear" movie blog!
We are an independant young adult-run production based in the U.S. Midwest. The film has been in pre-production since summer 2008, and wrapped up filming on August 26th, 2010.
We premiered the project on June 23rd, 2011 at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis, MN to a delighted audience of over 100 viewers.
For details about the future of the project, click here.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The Rose Dress
Two weeks ago I realized that our projected shooting date for the final scene was coming up fast. We've had Blanche's white dress done for over a year, but absolutely no work had been completed on Rose's "rose" dress.
So I hurried off to JoAnn Fabric's in search of the perfect fabric. It was rather harder than I expected. Oh, I found all sorts of rose prints... blue roses, purple roses, tiny roses, roses on black... but not big red roses on a white/cream print. I rather got a feeling that God was rather amused by the situation...
Anyhow, at long last I found the cotton print that you see in these pictures. The price was a tad more than I would have prefer ed to pay, but $5 a yard is not the end of the world. I believe I picked up about two and a half yards of it...it does help that Sharayah is tiny!
I still had no idea what design I was going to go with. However the next weekend I got back to JoAnn's and spent some time shifting through pattern books in search of ideas. I found a lacing motif I really liked, so I combined that with my favorite basic bodice, petal sleeves, a 3/4 circle skirt with godots, and ribbon trim, and voila!
I'm very close to being done. I've got to attach the skirt, stitch in the sleeves and gathering, and add the zipper.
Many thanks to Anthony (Fish) for taking the pictures for me on his totally awesome new camera!