Added Mar 21, 2012
Los Angeles, Cal...
I made my own interpretation of Katniss’ interview dress for a recent collaboration with photographer friends of mine. We both loved the books, and so she wanted to do a just-for-fun shoot of some scenes from the book. She asked me to make a “girl on fire” dress and I was only too happy to have an excuse to make something totally impractical for everyday wear. I wasn’t too pleased with the dress she actually wears in the movie, so I tried to make mine the way I imagined it should be: really light and floaty and with lots of movement. Chiffon was the only obvious fabric choice; it was my first time working with it, and let me tell you, it was both everything I was afraid of and just as awesome as it promised to be. All in all, I spent about twenty hours on this dress (I’m pretty sure at least four hours was hemming!) and am so pleased with the final piece! It is twirly and fun and best of all, cost less than $30! Technically speaking, it’s not a complicated design at all; it’s just my “Easiest Maxi Dress Ever” with some modifications. I’ve included my design sketch so that you can see that it really is the same dress. Which is awesome, because that means it is totally adjustable in size (this dress fits XS-M) depending on how gathered the neck/shoulder is and how tight the belt is. I’ve included pictures of both the model and myself wearing it.
More details and photos here.
To see the pictures from the actual shoot (which I styled!), see Orange Turtle’s blog.
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