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Queen of the Nile

Added Nov 26, 2009

by jennifereliz...

Melbourne, Austr...






I have been making this Cleopatra costume for way too long now. It still isn’t finished (you can probably see the basting stitiches) but I’m hoping to motivate myself to see it through!

The gold fabric has been gathered and applied to a pre-purchesed corset base. It’s very simply made, with ruching up the center front creating some lovely folds and drapes. Strings of gold beads are hung from the center of the bust. I made a collar out of a felt semi-circle, appliqueing gold trims around the edge. Cleopatra lives again!

Material Notes

Possibly used a stretch gold lame used here if such a thing exists? It was an off-cut with no info about its origins. The collar was made from synthetic balck felt. Strung plastic gold beads and gold trims were used for decoration




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    Dec 2, 2009, 10.13 PMby jenniferelizabeth

    thanks for lovely comments!!!!

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    Nov 30, 2009, 04.37 PMby apiary


    I’d love to see this finished and on someone.

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    Nov 27, 2009, 11.29 PMby elayne0

    beautiful. kindly post the finished product

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    Nov 27, 2009, 08.48 AMby hajnika

    Oh,so beautiful! I love it!

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    Nov 26, 2009, 10.49 PMby Heather D. Childree

    The dress is fabulous. It looks perfect for a state dinner or something along those lines. Can’t wait to see the finished dress.

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    Nov 26, 2009, 08.08 PMby Bobby Star

    Georgous! I like the basting stitches, they make it look balanced.

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    Nov 26, 2009, 10.14 AMby anajan

    So beautiful! Do finish it!

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    Nov 26, 2009, 03.50 AMby liaspace

    wonderful! looks hard to make :D

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    Nov 26, 2009, 02.29 AMby melonhead

    Ooo it look really cool!

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    Nov 26, 2009, 02.09 AMby emilykate

    It looks great! I can come over this weekend and help you or just hang out if you need someone to make you finish it… I love your photos too. How do you get them so sort of lightened up like that? Was this taken in your room?

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      Dec 2, 2009, 10.14 PMby jenniferelizabeth

      hi emmo -i’m thinking of bee next weekend? i think the 12th or something? got leopard print skirt, red skirt and striped skirt to finish!!!!!

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