The Lord of the Rings
The dress is made of night blue velveteen. It has a waist seam and a false opening in front with eleven golden bottons. I’ve bought the screen accurate buttons at HushCo. The original gown has twelve buttons at the front opening. But I’m not as tall as Liv Tyler, so we took eleven buttons instead to keep the proportions right. The funnel sleeves are lined with anthracite taffeta. The V-shaped insert at the neckline and the girdle are made of a red satin.
We took a red metallic jacquard trim as trim for the elbow and the neckline. Finally, I managed to finish the embroidery of the trims in 2015. A little gold trim with loops and a skin-colored bias tape as underlay were added on both sides to imitate the bullion loops of the original dress. The jacquard trims were then decorated with a golden bullion trim and self-made chenille leaf appliques. At the end, the trims are embroidered with golden thread and beaded with iridescent beads.
Crown and veil:
The veil is made of anthracite crepe chiffon. The gorgeous crown is made by a friend of mine. Thanks a a lot for this wonderful piece of craftwork!