My Costumes


The skirt Looking at the picture I can see that the double box pleating is very deep: This image clearly shows (hopefully!) that the skirt is double box pleated; meaning instead of one pleat, there are two pleats over one another. This means that I can use a straight strip of fabric, length must be […]

Moulin Blue gown

Since I always liked this gown from Moulin Rouge: Screen Cap from Moulin Rouge – just not the color, because red makes me look as if I have been dead several decades, I at first didn’t want to make it for myself. That was until I found a nice looking acetate satin in slate blue with a black woven […]

Mary Tudor

The story of an old, abandoned sofa that stood dripping wet in the rain and asked to become Mary Tudor Sometimes something weird happens. Something you never expected. Something like, well, a sofa that would become a gown, you know. It’s something you would least expect. That’s how I started on this gown, and it […]


The bodice I have written the following when planning this gown: …There is one thing about this bodice that disturbs me a little: The fact that the front seems to be ‘just’ standing open without being laced; yet there are horizontal folds which are usually a clear indication for the bodice being pulled somehow. I […]

Star Wars Peacock

Navigation for this part of the page:  Padmé Amidala’s “Peacock” gown from “Star Wars”, Episode 3 I have no idea how to explain why I want that gown without making it look as if I would simply jump from the ‘Lord of the Rings’ costuming fandom to Star Wars. I don’t want anyone to believe […]

Finished gown

Navigation for this part of the page: And here are the first pictures of the finished gown on the dressmaking mannequin… …and here’s the one single picture I so far have of myself wearing it 😉 The change between the above shown dress mannequin pictures and this one is that I re-arranged the ladder lacing […]

Planning the gown

Navigation for this part of the page: …damn. I *exactly* know how to make that thing. I even once had the exact fabric for the ‘coat’ part (silk velvet, etched in a ‘wood’ design) in my hands – just not dyed yet but still white. Plus I know how to dye that silk velvet in […]

Velvet pattern

Navigation for this part of the page: Note: In case you’d like to make Padmé’s Peacock gown but don’t want to burn out the velvet (and actually, not use burned-out velvet at all), you could always use a printed version of this fabric, which is available here. Tracing the burnout velvet pattern describes the […]