its that time again! sew geeky, lets go Epic Fantasy!
honestly I wasn't going to jump into this one. I've been overwhelmed with adjusting to the new schedule, job and all the snow. We've had really cold temps too which turns the garage sewing studio into a frigid work place. But, the weather has turned, the snow is melting, and Murphy really wanted pleather pants.
Enter: Murphy takes The Black.
In case you are unfamiliar with Game of Thrones, the brothers in black are mostly criminals sent to serve out their time (forever) at "the wall" protecting Westeros from the "Others" and the Wildings (any body from the other side of the wall). They take a pledge, to serve forever with pain of death, etc etc. The most well known brother is Jon Snow.
In the story Jon takes the black to get away from a family he doesn't feel really love him and to create a place for himself as a high born bastard. While Murphy doesnt need to worry about such things, he fell in love with the pictures of Jon Snow and his direwolf. A fighting dude in leather pants with a giant wolf companion? What's not to love??
I made murphy a faux fur vest using the schoolboy vest as a base. I kept it pretty basic though. The pleather pants are Hosh pants and Murphy hasn't wanted to take them off since I made them a few days ago. He is a serious hipster.
I couldn't find a giant direwolf to pose with however, we had the snow...
I could have stopped there, but one of the things the HBO show has going for it is the intense costumes. Daenerys Targaryen is a queen without a country that has a bit of a rough beginning in the books. She eventually comes into her own with her ability to hatch and care for 3 dragons. In the third season of the show, she has a dress that is much loved by cosplayers and the average Jane a like.
So I took some inspiration from dragons and keyholes.
|This is my "mother of dragons" fierce look...|
I used the Go To Patterns knit pants for the leggings (glam pics in yesterdays post). The fabric is a metallic snakeskin print jersey and its pretty awesome. They fit like a glove much like the pleather leggings. The top is an edited Plantain tee.
To make the hole, I just cut out a circle and then made a facing to match. It was that simple. the hardest part was making sure the circle was placed so my bra straps didn't show. I added about 8" to the base to make it a tunic.
While I have watched the show, in its entirety, I prefer the books. I am excited for the next installment as it has been a few years since the last book was published. They take a while though. Maybe if you start the series now, you'll be up to date by the next one's publication. Come on Martin! get on it!
I purchased all of the fabric for these projects at JoAnn's, which is kind of unusual.