Here is my finished Marion Ravenwood costume dance show costume. New Look 6832 is an easy-to-sew peasant style blouse. After I did the machine embroidery, it came together in half an hour. I made a minor split-neck modification to the neckline to get an approximation to the costume actress Karen Allen wore in the movie’s Cairo market scene. I’m very happy with it.
The peasant style blouse is roomy so I never felt constricted. I did do some hand embroidery around the neckline.
I did a simplified version following an original Romanian blouse. The real ones (like the one pictured below) do actual smocking around the neckline. Having never done smocking, I didn’t have time to teach myself with a short deadline. These beautiful handmade blouses are available on Etsy and elsewhere on the internet. They are just too pricey for a costume and I don’t wear white. It doesn’t work well with my Autumn coloring.
The pants are Burda 2938. I added 2 inches to the width at the bottom and used elastic in the hem to make them more harem pants-like.
Hubby and I had a great time playing these iconic characters.
This dance number was called, “Totally Awesome 80s Movies”. We had Princess Leia, Hans Solo, Ferris Bueller and his girlfriend Sloane, and the Ghostbusters.
The monkey did make an appearance in the number, but I had to toss him into the audience early on. I couldn’t figure out how to hold onto it and dance at the same time!
WooHoo! big finish!