Costumes from Curtains

For today, three memorable film scenes where the heroine manages to concoct a new outfit out of… curtains!

Going chronologically, we’ll start with the iconic green curtain dress worn by Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939).

First, she makes the connection (curtains=clothing!)…

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…then she makes the dress (or rather, has the dress made)…

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…makes an entrance…

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…makes an impression…

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…and then finds out that she has (oops!)…

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…made a mistake. πŸ˜‰

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Here’s the real thing on display:

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Curtain-clothing set #2 is made by Maria in The Sound of Music (1965).

Once again, our resourceful heroine gets inspired…

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…gets the kids dressed…

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…gets them singing…

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…and bicycling…

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…and boating…

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…and then gets in trouble… :/

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…but also elicits a fantastic cinema quote:

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“Do you mean to tell me that my children have been roaming about Salzburg dressed up in nothing but some old DRAPES?!”

(Well, yes sir, yes I do.)

Here’s someone who’s reconstructed the pattern:

http://www.edelweisspatterns.com/blog/?p=1287

And finally, on a more recent note, we have Giselle in Enchanted (2007), whipping up a bit of blue frou-frou from Robert’s curtains.

Oh, right! about those curtains…

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…well, I had a creative vision…

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…it swept me off my feet…

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…and see what I made?

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Let’s sing about it at the top of our lungs!

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Β On a side note, the finished product actually bears quite a resemblance to John Singer Sargent’s 1904 portrait of Millicent, Duchess Of Sutherland:

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If you fancy a Giselle curtain-dress of your own, here’s one place to purchase one:

http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1064440

So, any costumes lurking in your curtains? πŸ˜‰

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2 thoughts on “Costumes from Curtains

  1. When I first read “Costumes from Curtains”… these three movie moments popped out in my mind!
    The clothes are so beautiful! I love them! And I love these three movies as well.
    Great blog!

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