Non Star Wars OT: Atonement Green Dress

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by jedilucass, Mar 2, 2008.

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  1. princessleia911 Jedi Master

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    May 25, 2005
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    Well, I did this costume for my hubby's dinner and casino night at a fancy hotel. I did buy the dress, the Faviana version b/c I found out about it with only 1 week to go and I had no time to make it. http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/princessleia911/Atonement%20dress/

    I did use the shoes suggested on here from Target and I got a bracelet by Monet. It was also my first non-SW costume and a little scary for me but I had a great time in it!!
  2. Atonement Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 24, 2008
    You look great, and that dress is very nice. Thanks so much for sharing. That bracelet is perfect!! May I ask how much it was? *cringes*
  3. princessleia911 Jedi Master

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    May 25, 2005
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    The bracelet was only $30 so I didn't think that was too bad and it had a good overall look :) It def makes you feel very sensual ;)
  4. Atonement Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 24, 2008
    Wow that's great! Thanks. :)
  5. Jedi-Siri Jedi Master

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    May 22, 2004
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    Hey Girls. I need some advise on this dress. (I double posted this in my journal as well so sorry if you see it twice)

    Okay so here is the story. I went to a discount store called Ross's to meet up with my mom and sister. I walked into the store and I saw this beautiful green dress. I was like "Oh that looks like my fabric for my Atonment gown." So I walked closer and closer and I realized it WAS the Atonement gown! It's not accurate to the actual dress really, but it has the look of it. So I tried it on. Now the problem was it is about a size too small for me, but its not too bad actually and the skirt is more of a mermaid style than full like the real one. I bought it anyway. I mean it was $30!

    So I got it home and found out that the fabric used on it is exactly the fabric I had bought to make the dress. Perfect! So I was thinking I'd alter the dress and save myself some time. Here is the dress...

    Please keep in mind that the camera flash messes with the dress's color. It's much more rich than in the pics

    [image=http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n130/JJ9437/atonement/IMG_2254.jpg]

    [image=http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n130/JJ9437/atonement/IMG_2258.jpg]

    [image=http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n130/JJ9437/atonement/IMG_2260.jpg]

    So here is my question to y'all. Would it save me time? Considering all the alterations I'd have to make with the skirt. I'd have to completely remove the skirt and redo it. Also the chest neckline isn't cut how I'd want it to be, I'd want it to be higher since most likely I will be taping my chest down in order to wear this dress backless. I also doing want any cleveage, which is what this dress gives, unless I take the straps in. Also, the dress isn't accurate. Now I wasn't intending on making a fully screen accurate, perfectly placed seam dress in the first place, but still wonder if I could do better than this dress.

    I feel kind of torn. Here I have this already made Atonement gown that I could alter to fit me and save me loads of time. And it's sooooooo pretty. Or should I just suck it up, take the time to make the gown and get it just the way I want it?

    Any advise would help!!
  6. jedilucass Jedi Master

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    Dec 1, 2002
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    First off, I am totally jealous of your find! I never get that luck.

    I think it'd be worth the time to do the alterations- by the pictures you posted, it doesn't look like there'd be a lot, and it looks so darned close already. I think the bodice is pretty dead on, except for the back. I can see the skirt problem- but I can't make out the seams of where the bodice meets skirt- if those are weird, or not there, it might be a heck of a lot of work. And if the fabric you've got is the same as the dress fabric, then you'd just have to add panels and a slit in front.

    I'd say after that rambling to go for it!

    Once again, congrats on the find!

    ~Laura, who needs to do the bodice of her gown and fix some problems on her own dress....
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