Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Ewok Village Dress (ROTJ)
Princess Leia wears this dress while in the Ewok village on Endor. This is a simple dress, as the Ewoks live simply. In the movie, the slit noted on the right side of the dress really is not too noticeable. However, when looking at promo shots of the dress, the slit is obvious...and goes really high. She wears her hair long, and with a braid going across her head.
McCall's 4490 (C): required some modification, primarily shortening of skirt length
Microsuede in tan (Fashion Fabrics Club)
Country Classics Solid in white (JoAnn Fabrics)
Suede lace in beige 1/8" (JoAnn Fabrics)--for lace ties and braid wrapping
DMC cotton floss #738 (JoAnn Fabrics)--for accents
Offray Ribbon: 1017SFS Navy, 3/8" for wrist accents/ties
This costume was relatively easy to make and is very comfortable to wear. I used Heat-n-Bond iron-on adhesive hem for the hemline. I bought a pair of crochet-style cork-wedge sandals to wear with this...they were originally $50, and I got them for $15!! They are very comfortable as well.
Here are the pics of the sandals, and of the finished dress.