Now I'm sure I'm not alone that when presented with such a task like this my brain starts going into overdrive. I have been non-stop thinking about iconic movie outfits, my favourite actresses, etc etc...
After the initial 'oh my god! what shall i make?' frenzy, I started thinking a little clearer and got some perspective. I wanted something that I'll wear again (so no fancy ballgowns), something that can be made relatively easy and within the timeframe of a week (so nothing too adventurous), and something made using things I have in my stash already. With these things in mind I started jotting down some ideas.
1. Natalie Wood - West Side Story
2. Diane Kruger - Inglorious B******s
3. Audrey Hepburn - Roman Holiday
The list could go on & on forever, but one outfit really caught my attention from a film I've only recently seen & it just so happened to have been nominated for an oscar. Drumroll please....................
The film itself isn't anything to sing about, but I absolutely adore this outfit Kate Beckinsale wears. These are the only images I've managed to find, but it gives you the idea.
I already have about 5 metres of black polyester crepe which is the same material I used for my 'Down Under' dress, plus I already have a very similar pattern, Hollywood 785.
The main differences are that the Pearl Harbour dress has a peplum style waist, has more of a pencil skirt, and has no collar.
The peplum is easy enough to add into the pattern by making a detachable one that Mena from Sew Weekly has done on one of her dresses. The skirt however, I'm going to keep to the original pattern as I have to say I prefer a fuller skirt.
And the collar I think I'm also going to keep, but we'll see!
So there it is! Wish me luck!