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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.

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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!

16 comments:

Lady Blanche Rose said...

Oh my goodness, it's SO pretty!!! :D I want one! ;)

Question...is there a picture of Blanche's white dress somewhere?

Elenatintil said...

Blanche - well if you want this exact dress, I think I'm going to put it up for auction after the film. However I'm also totally willing to construct one for anyone who is able to afford my skills. ;)

There is indeed a picture of Blanche's white dress. You can see it here: http://theshadowofthebear.blogspot.com/2008/12/set-report-from-day-1.html

Rose Marchen said...

AHHH!!! You are? Dearie me, I must start saving! Then again, maybe I ought to save up to have you make one for me, just in case this one wouldn't fit.

It looks gorgeous! You did (are doing) a marvelous job.

Miss Kathleen Pevensie said...

I LOVE the dress! It's sooooo pretty!

Victoria Rose said...

Stunning dress, Elena! The material and pattern fits Rose perfectly. I think the cream ribbon was a wonderful accent, too. Great job.

~Vicki

Audrey said...

Amazing dress! I want it! You are an incredibly talented seamstress and the fabric is gorgeous.

Laura said...

Wow, are you doing that without a pattern? I'm jealous of your sewing skills... ;)
It looks gorgeous!

Miss Eliza Bennet said...

OH it's SO PRETTY!! I love roses :) Great job Elena!!

Bridget said...

Oh my goodness!!! It's BEAUTIFUL! That will look fabulous on Rose!

The Other Katie said...

It's gorgeous! Lovely fabric, adorable pattern...sweet and classy and just vintage enough! Perfectly Rose!

Anonymous said...

It is beautifully amazingly astounding! It is exactly how I pictured it in the book! Great job Elena!!

Maria(rose) said...

looooove it!!!! you have amazing skills!! can't wait to see it in the movie!!!

Anonymous said...

Do mind my asking what the pattern number is for the botice? Also, do you design the sleeves yourself?

Thank you!

Elenatintil said...

I drafted the entire dress pattern myself - including the bodice. So I'm afraid there isn't a pattern # I can point you too. Sorry!

goaliegirl said...

That is such a beautiful dress!

Gwen said...

This is soooo pretty! It is so nice to see the perfect dress in pictures...