Just a quick post with some photo updates from my Daenerys Dress which I finished about 5 minutes before the taxi arrived to take my friend and I to the airport. Wouldn't be so bad I suppose if I hadn't been throwing things into my bag right up til the time we left! Funnily enough as I carried the belt in my carry on, a random passenger at the airport thought it was a Wonder Woman belt haha
Anyway, that's the boring stuff. How about some pictures then? Here are some randoms from Facebook and the last one my friend's camera. All pictures were taken at Brisbane Supanova Pop Culture Convention 2012.
|Happy that I found my Drogo haha|
As I've had a few enquiries as to where I purchased the fabric from, it is a blue/silver silk chiffon shot with metallic thread, and it comes from the Berwick Street Cloth Shop in London. I contacted them after reading another blogger's account of where she found the fabric.
They were very helpful as I ordered the fabric after a couple of emails and a phone call. They no longer had the colour in stock when she enquired, so she purchased a plain colour and dyed it herself. I was lucky in that they had the same colour, but as the fabric was lightened for Daenery's dress, I had to lighten this fabric myself. The fabric itself was 25 pounds a meter, and I purchased 6 meters. Along with postage costs to Australia and the currency conversion, the fabric cost me $280AUD.
To lighten the fabric, I put all 6 meters without cutting it into my front loader washing machine. The machine was set to 60 degrees Celsius and I put in two packets of RIT Dye remover.
It went from this:
I was quite worried at how see-through the end garment would be, however thankfully the test photographs helped put my mind at ease. I was wearing pasties and flesh toned shorts (similar to Spanx I think) and nothing could be seen (that I know of!! -_-;;;).
I am happy to put up a more detailed explanation of how the dress was put together, if enough people are interested? Leave a comment if you would like to see one!