I’m away for a couple of days (it’s silly-looking cap and gown time, AKA, my MA graduation!), so while I’m gone here are some more inspiration/reference images, this time for my Tamina-type costume. Click on the image for the full-size inspiration board:
The harem pants – the harem pants!! They must be made. I have some natural muslin, which I tried to bleach (I don’t want harsh white, but the natural was a bit too dark) but it didn’t seem to make much difference – it’ll do for a mock-up though. I bought some white (so cheap!), which I think I’ll tea dye lightly, just to take the edge off the brightness. I’ve also found an online pattern for the trousers – quite simple, really.
I think I’ll put a belt with the pants, just to add some decoration, something like this:
As for the top half, I’m a bit torn – I love that long, kinda empire-line blouse she’s wearing, with the embellishment down the front and around the collar, but I also love the little cropped waist-coat type thing, also decorated, plus I suspect that the sheer fabric blouse she wears beneath it would be more flattering on someone not as slim as the actress (alas!).
Or maybe I could go for a combination – short waist-coat over the embellished blouse? And yay for the natural colours of her outfit: I think I can get away with making the cropped waistcoat from calico with embellished natural and gold details. Similarly, the blouse could be made from calico or muslin or a combination of the two (calico bodice/sleeves with muslin below the bust line?).
Here are some more details of the blouse and waist-coatlette:
In my searches, I also found this gorgeous photo of the costume she wears when we first see her – properly princess-esque:
I do love the cloak she wears – that hood just drapes beautifully:
Maybe one day I’ll do this version of her costume (under-bust corset, hmm … not my usual thing, but really works in this case!) and ask (make) my Gent to dress up as Prince Dastan – his outfit looks relatively simple and rather fetching, methinks! There are pictures from the actual costume creator, Penny Rose, here – gorgeous work – and an interview with her here.
(I know I’ve been posting a lot about writing lately, but I have also been sewing, it’s just I’ve on the slow hand-sewn parts of my stays at the moment and that’s not terribly exciting to post about! There will be pics when they’re done, though!)