Elphaba gown

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Elphaba gown

NadiaSK
Newbie
Joined: 23 May 2017, 17:19

23 May 2017, 17:31 #1

Hi everyone!
I'm having some trouble to understand the pattern of the skirt....

Some actress seams to have different shape:

for example this:


is different from this:



And more.... sometime she has a little tail, sometime no.... (for example in UK musical she has)

I really really can't understand and find the right pattern to make it.
Could you please help me?
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Elphaba'sCostumer
Joined: 05 Jun 2007, 21:09

28 May 2017, 14:50 #2

They are all kinda based off the same pattern, the trick is picking which design you like best. I'll do some research. You want a trumpet skirt that hugs the hips and flares at the bottom, but is not skin tight. It's a very big skirt. And some of that could be actress height as well. In America at least, I'm 5' 9". And someone like Cassie Levy I look down at. Victoria matlock who I saw on tour I had to look up at. So you don't want to trip ove it in the front you want it to clear the floor a little and if you want some train in the back I say it's a matter of preference


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NadiaSK
Newbie
Joined: 23 May 2017, 17:19

30 Jun 2017, 13:02 #3

Thank you so much!
I'm still studying on it!
Which kind of fabric you used or advice me to use to cover the bust part?
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Elphaba'sCostumer
Joined: 05 Jun 2007, 21:09

01 Jul 2017, 16:52 #4

Check clearance and scrap bins at local fabric shops. Just to get a wide range of textures, patterns, and colors. I studied pictures of the dress and then picked out fabrics at the store that matched closely to the pics of the dress.


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