My favourite scene was retaken!
Yep, it`s Rose`s suicide attempt.
Here you can read inprogress of JumpDress
My last photoset of the main heroine – Rose Dewitt Bukater - was based on the suicide scene (Remember? She was going to jump into cold Atlantic waters and then she met Jack Dawson there) Yep, that`s my favorite scene by the way. Pretty hard to answer “why”… Well, because of emotions which gave us the perfect Kate Winslet`s performance. And during this scene we begin to get to know the main characters better.
Now about sewing JumpDress (each Rose`s dresses got their special names depending on the scenes where they appeared. So, Rose was going to jump off that`s why the dress that she wore in this scene called “JumpDress”) It was sewn in Edwardian Empire style, `cause this dress has a basque which reminds us Empire fashion. It was sewn from red sateen, two layers of black gauze with a black jour gauze with a train. The bodice and train were embroidered by me using a plenty of Czech beads and rhinestones.
The inprogress took me about 10 months of work! I began to do it in June, 2014 and finished in February, 2015. But it`s worth to do it. It`s a big experience in embroidering and sewing at all. And this dress is my favorite one from Titanic movie (it staggers belief, lol)
Here you can see a short review how I recreate Rose`s dress step by step.
I begin to embroider a double hem of the dress. For that I need a black close textured organza. Made many circles and embroidered with black beads.
Then I got these embroidered circles with glued rhinestones:
… because Rose has this beaded ribbon in the movie
That`s not visible detail but I wanted to do it anyway lol
After that a corded edge (just use black beaded lacing) of the black gauze with a train I goosed it.
And we got this
A small hustled through part (in comparison for sure) of this dress is done, all right. The next step is a beaded basque. That`s was rather complicated, `cause Titanic is an old movie, there`re no HD photos from promo sets, it`s hard to take a look more closely at Rose`s dress, especially at beaded pattern. I found some pics from Titanic collection, where Jumpdress was represented. Actually my variant is based on photo from Titanic collection more than on the movie.
Then I decided to draw a sketch of this dress:
Yep, my bad, I beaded a wrong pattern, that`s way I decided to unstring it.
And another try
Well, I did it many times and I got the hump and unstring all beaded basque
After that dress I knew that I`m a very patient person hah
Beading a back. Made bastings for beaded circles with rhinestones in the middle
Part of beaded arm
Then I noticed that two sparkles in the form of flowers were smaller than the original ones. So I glued a row of rhinestones to make them bigger
Then I sewed them again in the middle of this basque
The last part is the decoration of this black gauze with a train:
Beaded in random way small black drop-shaped patterns. Some of them are empty inside for glued rhinestones
Making the shoes
I found my shoes, which remind a little bit the original ones
The next step – should do sewing patterns from fleecy fabric (kinda. I don`t remember exactly this fabric)
Then sew them down
Another sewing patterns
Take a double red lycra and sew round the shoe
Cut needless parts of fabric and glue them to the shoes. Then I glued a red lacing on the periphery of the shoes + embroidery near the lace (my lace consists of two black satin ribbons)
After that I added an acrylic pattern
…and embroidered with beads and rhinestones I got this:
Actually I don`t know who drew adorable sketches of Rose`s dresses. Know only the main designer of Titanic - Deborah Lynn Scott. (By the way she won Oscar Award in 1998 for Titanic dress collection) Maybe she drew it.
Inspired by JumpDress`s sketch I did this collage
Well, I don't look like Rose's prototype in the right but wanna do this collage anyway
And here you can see more Titanic photos :3 You`re welcome!