Sunday, November 16, 2008

Elizabeth Swann Chemise

Here is my replica of Elizabeth Swann's chemise from Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. It is worn underneath her Gold Gown worn to Norrington's promotion ceremony.

I drafted my own pattern and everything is completely hand stitched. Hers is made of dotted swiss but I made mine from a white on white cotton print.

"Prepare to walk the plank..."

I think the sleeves are my favorite part. :)
And I love this lace: And of course the outfit wouldn't be complete with out the proper "effects". ;)

"You don't know what this you?"
"If it's of no value then there's really no point in me keeping it."

You can see construction notes for this chemise on my blog The Art of Clothes.

I'm currently making Elizabeth's corset...and hopefully soon after her gold gown. I'm love to make all her costumes one day. :)


Caroline said...

Brava! Brilliant work there -- your reproduction is lovely. How can anyone NOT love lace-edge elbow sleeves? ; )

[ciseaux from the S&S boards]

Clare Marie-Therese Duroc said...

Ah, yes, absolutely beautiful! Those sleeves are a dream!

LadyIrish from S&S forum said...

Fabulous job! It looks almost identical!! (The only real difference being the fabric print!)

annamae said...

oh it turned out so lovely! though I knew it would! :) I love the lace on the sleeves

SisterlyLove said...

Aaaa! So beautiful!!! Love it and love you. :)

I love the movie quotes and pictures to go with it. Nice!!


annamae said...

great new pictures! :) looks like you had lots of fun with the photo shoot.

Bria said...

How beautiful!!! WOnderful job!
THat is the medallion off of the first Pirates. The movies are fine actor and costume wise, and provide humor and exitment; buuut miss ELizabeth Swan turns into a femenist, because she is being played by one. Kiera Knightely is not my favorite actor due to that fact.

SisterlyLove said...

I love this post it is pure awesomeness! =]
The chemise is SO pretty! I love it! very wonderfully done!

anna's trunk09 said...

Wonderful job!! I recently saw one of your gowns on Etsy-so very pretty! Looking forward to seeing your future projects!

Leah said...

It's so LOVELY!!! Well done!

Anonymous said...

This is amazing! The Aztec coin in that last picture is the finishing touch! where did you get it??? Amazing work!

Anna Kristine said...

Thanks! The necklace was a gift from a friend and I think she got it at Claire's when the first or second movie came out. I love it!