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the arwen 'dying' dress

By aelthwyn
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I can never decide which pictures are best, so as you can see I like to do groupings of them, heh...

Anyway, this is my attempt to re-create one of the dresses arwen wears in the movies. take a look at this arwen poster as a reference.

I couldn't get the exact fabrics, nor the exact beaded trim, but I think it's close enough. Eventually, though, I want to try it again with real velvet instead of stretch velvet, and paisley silk instead of taprestry fabric.

One change I made was that I didn't sew the seams all the way down the skirt....I thought the bottom of the dress looked so plain, so sometimes I wear a red velvet skirt underneath and it shows through the slits, but not in these pics, I wore a black one underneath for these so the slits don't really show.

here's a good reference site if you're looking to make one yourself:

I made the sleves attached to a separate bodice which fits under the dress so that they can be worn with other things - like this:

I do NOT take any of my pictures with the intention that that be used as stock. I'm indecisive - that's why I post a lot of the 'same' stuff. However, if you really want to use one of them please note me, tell me your plan, and if I say ok link back to the picture you used.
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3406x2004px 3.33 MB
Canon PowerShot SD110
Shutter Speed
1/8 second
Focal Length
5 mm
Date Taken
May 10, 2006, 5:08:39 PM
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hello i love the way you did the neckline and made it almost cloarish.. how did you do that
katerlin's avatar
wow that is a really cool replication, very well done i love it
aelthwyn's avatar
thanks! :D I love this dress so much!
katerlin's avatar
so do i. i love anything elvish, always soo beautiful
Ithelda's avatar
Simply gorgeous! I love this dress :)
maria-ana-m's avatar
wow !
the dress is awesome!Very nicely done!
forevelin's avatar
this is absolutely amazing, I am speechless actually . Amazing work
aelthwyn's avatar
forevelin's avatar
your very welcome :)
wow! amazing!
Did you make that yourself!?
not? then were did you buy it!? :D
xx Lieke
aelthwyn's avatar
aww thanks :aww: aye, I did make it :D
That dress is just wonderfull :D
I soo wanna make it but I only just finished my first year in a fashion school :P
I still gotta learn to make dresses like that xD
GuiseMaker's avatar
I :heart:! And i like your sleeves better, they stick out a bit more than the image. I can't think of what that would be called, but I like it :D
MissStark's avatar
Stunning craftsmanship! :stunned: The sleeves are particularly gorgeous. I always want to sew her blue "Farewell" dress, but have almost no knowledge of sewing. Which I really have no excuse for since my mom's a master seamstress, so I need to learn one of these days. I doubt I'd be able to match this though!
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Dagnirauko's avatar
I'm not sure if I've seen you OR quettandil or anyone in this dress. I love it! :heart:
aelthwyn's avatar
hm really? its one of my more frequently borrowed ones.
Dagnirauko's avatar
Yeah, I'm not at all sure... but I *think* I would remember if I had... you should wear it at the next fair :aww:
Slibinas's avatar
oh, gorgeous dress! ever since i saw Lord of the Rings I have adored this dress.
aelthwyn's avatar
:aww: thanks!
me too!
Marcusstratus's avatar
mmm sleeves
m m m m m toasty... heh
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