’70s Givenchy evening dress / Quaithe costume

Daenerys and me

For my Halloween costume this year, I made a 1970s evening dress by Givenchy, Vogue 2014. I was making my wife a Daenerys costume based on the character’s outfit in the season 2 finale of Game of Thrones, so with the help of a red mask I went as Quaithe of Asshai (the version from the books, not the show).

Vogue 2014 is a Very Easy Vogue pattern, and I was able to cut it one day and sew it the next. With the exception of the centre front seam and the facing extension, everything is finished by hand.

I made the dress in vintage black Qiana without alterations, thanks to the design and the stretch in the fabric. The one change I made was to substitute a string of beads for the pattern’s 18″ back tassel. It’s probably a little too heavy, but I like the effect.

Here are a couple photos of me in the finished dress, taken by the fabulous Rachel O’Neill:

Quaithe full length

Vogue 2014 by Givenchy - full length

Quaithe - back detail

Vogue 2014 by Givenchy - back detail

More details and photos on my blog here.

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2 comments… add one

  • Beautiful draping, and I like the beads!

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  • Thanks, Jessamyn! It’s one of my favourite patterns.

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