This summer one of my many goals to try and achieve is to completely finish my version of Arwen's Coronation Gown.
This has been in the "making of" stages for..oh,......5 yrs? So I think it is due time that I finish creating this costume. What do ya think?
A few years ago I found the perfect velvet fabric. It is not silk velvet like the real version, but I liked the color and the price was right.
So I bought the whole bolt....all 10 yards of lovely elven green velvet.
After searching a bit longer, maybe a year or so I happened to find some fabric for the trim and sleeve base. The next fabric I was hunting for was a stretch satin for the lining that was the correct color of elven green. Thankfully my awesome fabric store had some in stock in the bridal department.
However, the catch was Arwen's sleeves and neckline trim are completely hand beaded...so I thought, hey why not tackle that and hand bead it? Sounded like a great idea...at the time. Here I am a few years later and only have 1 sleeve done. ahh! But I can do this, one bead at a time right?
It isn't that I didn't want to work on my Arwen dress, I simply don't have time. But I am going to carve out some time this year to do it.
Do you ever have projects like that? That you would most enjoy finishing, but just can't find the time?
Now finding that silver butterfly crown of hers is another story.
Farewell for now! or as the elves say.... Namárië
Here is the link to my Arwen Shoes! my handmade Arwen Shoes