Fangirl Challenge | [6/10] Shows: Doctor Who
….. I’ve lived a long life and I’ve seen a few things. I walked away from the Last Great Time War. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe and I watched as time ran out, moment by moment, until nothing remained. No time. No space. Just me. I walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a madman. I’ve watched universes freeze and creations burn. I have seen things you wouldn’t believe. I have lost things you will never understand. And I know things, secrets that must never be told and knowledge that must never be spoken. Knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze. So come on then! Take it! Take it all, baby! Have it! You have it all!
“When Game of Thrones started audiences didn’t really take to Sansa. And I would read the reviews and that was a very sad time for me. I am a very sensitive person. But then season three came along and everything changed. That was the best. I’ve become very defensive of my character.”
Michele Carragher (facebook)
Just to answer some of your questions regarding Margaery’s wedding dress.
The dress was bias cut in one piece (not by me, that was by one of the lovely costume makers Margaret Pescott) with a godet train inserted at the back. For the embroidery the Costume Designer Michele Clapton didn’t want the roses to be too pretty and soft but wanted a bit of a dangerous edge to it with spikey thorns.
For the stems I used mainly a silver plaited cord with some thorns that I made from painting fine leather silver, folded and glued then shaped a little by hand and finally cut in to thorny shape. I also used some Czech glass spikes as well as the leather thorns. For a couple of the briars I used viscose gimp with gold, dyed a silvery grey and covered 3-4 strands of this with a silver mesh wire.
For the leaves I painted some fine leather silver and cut out various sizes to stitch on, and also made some sprigs of velvet embroidered and wired leaves.
The roses were made from the dress fabric, bias cut strips that I folded and rolled to shape, stitched to hold the shape and then gave each a stem by using some mesh wire to cup the bloom and then rolled tight for the stem.
There were some small metal roses from her brother’s armour, that I added some pearl painted fish scale sequin petals to and jewelled centres.
There is also a stylised rose flower at the centre of the front belt section, which I made, various layers and petals with a pearl and labarodite centre.
I think I spent around 10 days on this dress, the longest process was making all the rolled roses that were needed to spill down from the thorny stems at the back down onto the train (there were about 350 of them to make and then sew on!).
I went on Michele Carragher’s website, but I can’t seem to find any- am I missing them?