Ever wonder how Michele Carragher (embroidery designer for game of thrones) got the Dragon scale look on Daenery’s Dragon scale dresses. here is a how to create your own dragon scale garment.
This dress is probably my single favorite garment from the show… so I’ll just be filing this away for later!
Michele Carragher’s work is beautiful and definitely worth checking out.
A lot of the non embroidered, textural elements of the costumes are done with techniques that can be found in The Art of Manipulating Fabric, which is such an important sourcebook for anyone interested in sewing and textiles.
Reblogging for sources and more information (I have that book, but I’ve been too busy to put it into practice!)
UPCOMING RANT ABOUT THIS TUTORIAL. YOUVE BEEN WARNED!
The way Michele describes making the scales ISNT ACTUALLY HOW YOU DO IT. She tells you to make the scales way too small, and to alternate between sides of the colums to make each scale. After ACTUAL TESTING OF THIS, it doesn’t work like that. you have to amke the scales MUCH bigger than she says, and also you have to stay in a single ROW, not jump from left to right as she says.
RANT OVER. Go back to tumbling.