|My version of the dress|
|According to the official site the original is slieveless. I had an old white summer dress that I hardly used though, that dyed blue. The most important thing was that it was crinkled.|
|My tunic is made out of a thin cotton, which isn't accurate but very comfortable in the summer or at crowded cons. I also felt that it was most important to get the colour not the fabric right. I cut out the dress without a pattern, the base is a simple t-shaped tunic.
Around the slieves and the neck the pattern is embroidered with white yarn. The big flames on the slieves are painted with fabric paint, in order to get the colours to blend in with each other, which I wouldn't have been able to do with embroidery. Also on the slieves are two stylised versions of Padmé's royal emblem.
|The big pattern on the front is embroidered and consists of several circles, made with yellow and red yarns. Between the circles there are also smaller circles in white, built up with small v-shapes. Over the circles there are also several of Padmé's emblems, 5 on the outer cirlce, and 3 on the inner. In the center of the cirlce I couldn't see what it was supposed to look like, so I just improvised a pattern with the same yarns that I had used for the circles. The colour on this pic is really inaccurate because of the bad light.|
|From the circle there are also several ribbons attached. They are silk ribbons in yellow and pink and I have finished them with a wooden bead. Since this dress felt very down to earth it felt nice for me to use as many natural materials a possible.|
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