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PostPosted: August 5th, 2005, 8:44 pm 
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Who makes LOTR costumes? They are not hard and very satisfying when completed.

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PostPosted: August 6th, 2005, 9:31 am 
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I've been visiting alleycatscratch obsessively for over a year now, and I think I've digested as much information as I can. Right now, my mom and I are sewing Simplicity 9891 view A for practice (she knows a lot more about sewing than I do!)
I have a friend who's lending me her dress double soon, and I'm going to start practicing drafting. The bodice will be the hard part...I figure if I start now, I might (MIGHT) be able to make Eowyn's white wool by Christimas 2006.

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I, too, have visited alleycatscratch.com and i'm in the process of making Arwen's coronation gown and its turning out wonderfully for a novice at sewing! :-D I made a generic elf dress last year for the museam exhibit opening with Simplicity 9891 and it turned out alright except the sleeves were a bit difficult to move in. :confused:

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Which view of 9891 did you use? I guess that's the most widely used pattern..it was Simplicity's LotR costumes before the movie came out. I hate the fact that they have princess seams, but there's not anything we can do about that.
I'd love to see any pictures you have of any dresses you've made/are making! Please post!

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I want to learn how to sew; I want to make Arwen's cranberry gown for the One Ring Convention next January...

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I used view A i believe, the one with the sheer sleeves. And there is a way to get princess seams out. You just tape your two pattern pieces together and then cut it out of the fabric that way(I strongly recommend a mock up first though!). I did that for my coronation gown as the pattern i used (simplicity 4940, the LotR one) had princess seams. I'm so nearly done with this dress (i'm putting the collar on today! :) ) so when it's done i'll post pics of both of my dresses on alleycatscratch.com under the name Thera.:) Good luck with your dress! :-D

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i'm making an arwen dress and the sleeves are flimy...and all the rest of it is dark purpley blueish. and it is going to have a big train-thing!

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PostPosted: August 13th, 2005, 7:56 pm 
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I actually know how to get rid of princess seams, but I wanted experience first.
Yes, always do mockups, and test, test, test! :P
Anyway, just borrowed the dress dummy, I'm so excited! I'm designing my own white witch costume for the narnia opening. We'll see if I can pull it off. (I doubt it!)

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PostPosted: August 14th, 2005, 4:09 pm 
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you are??? COOL!!!!!

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My friends and I are going to the opening, it'll be so much fun. Our costumes will be the Lion, the Witch, the Wardrobe, Lucy and Reepicheep. :P

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The year before last I was an Ent for halloween! It was a full body suit of foam. with leaves and moss and everything. I stood 7 feet tall. :-D Last year I was a fountain guard from Minas Tirith, I made the armor and everything. I also use Alleycatscratch obsessivly, for this year I shall be a ranger.


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I've tried to convince my mom to buy me fabric and help me, but she knows i'd never wear it anywhere so she won't. Last winter she did help me make a cape, the only reason she let me is because I made it out of fleece and I can wear it as a robe. It is very cool!

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PostPosted: August 16th, 2005, 10:15 am 
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i was pippin! i hate susspenders.....(sp?) :explode:

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My mom and I know how to link chainmail, so we made Eowyn's armor! For this Halloween :bounce:

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you did???? THAT IS SO AWSOME!!!!!!

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My mom and I know how to link chainmail, so we made Eowyn's armor! For this Halloween :bounce:
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