My dress for the 2004 "Lord
of the Rings Symphony" in London! I wanted something special
for this occasion, a crossover between an elf dress and formal evening
wear - an elven ball gown, so to say ;-)
began to think about the concept for this dress I knew I wanted something
with yellow, 'cause there's hardly any yellow in any of Arwen's dresses
or the other elves (well, there's the yellow lace gown in Rivendell
- which, frankly, I don't like very much, and the newly discovered
beaded elf extra gown which is gorgeous, but all in all there's not
enough yellow in those movies *g*). I had some black silk velvet left
that I had intended for the Midnight Cloak, but I decided to use it
for this project instead, so the combination black/yellow was decided.
was a test dress for McCall's 4491,to see how it looks *with* the
princess seams. I think it turned out quite well, the seams are hardly
visible at all. It has a train and a lacing in the back. For the sleeves
I found a see-through yellow burn-out viscose with a little leaf/flower
pattern. To soften the contrast between the black and the yellow I
bag-lined the sleeves with golden dupion silk. This creates a nice
yellow-ish cream color.
the whole neckline with little "cremette" beads, and used
a trim that I found on eBay for the sleeve joint. This trim has a
yellow base and tiny silver beads, so the yellow is not only in the
sleeves but also around the neckline and in the trim, so the contrast
is a bit softer. I'm thinking about adding a trim around the hem as
well, maybe only a small golden braid or so...I'm not sure yet.
after the concert, on Sept. 21st in front of Royal Albert Hall. The
wind was blowing, so here you can see how full the skirt part actually
is. I was mighty proud to actually meet Howard Shore in this dress
after the concert, although he didn't comment on it *lol* He only
stepped on my foot ;-) Sadly enough, our group was the one of the
few in costume, most of the other people went in jeans,which is....not
fitting at all for an occasion like this! It was the London
Philharmonic Orchestra, you don't go to their concerts in jeans...
a pic of us girls...