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Inspired by Game of Thrones

It’s no secret that I’m mildly totally obsessed with Game of Thrones. The TV show is based off of a book series called A Song Of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin. I’m on book five of the series and it’s fantastic! It’s a series worth reading if you’re a super nerd, such as I, who’s in to medieval fantasy novels.

It’s awesome to watch a favorite book series come to life as a TV show. For me, it’s especially awesome for one thing: the costumes! Designer Michele Clapton is a visiual genius and did an incredible job of bringing the books to life in material form. Her Emmy nomination was well deserved.

But anyways, to get to the point here, I seriously want to make a wearable everyday dress inspired by the inhabitants of Winterfell! More specifically, a dress inspired by Sansa and Catelyn Stark.

I’m absolutely in love with the knotted linen and high gathered neck lines.

One of the best things about being able to sew, is having the ability to see something and say “I’m going to make that!”. And I’m not the only one. Fashion Designer Helmut Lang openly admits his recent collection was inspired by Game of Thrones.

I just love how all of the northern costumes look so cozy and worn in. I’m not exactly sure what my plan is to recreate a dress like this, but I definitely bought some teal linen and natural colored gauze fabric already!

What TV shows inspire your sewing?


(photos found at fanpop)
  • Can’t wait to see what you’ll make! I scrolled like mad thinking the dress was already in the photos. Oh, the wait :>

  • jessicaweese

    I am totally obsessed with Game of Thrones as well. I am super excited to see what you make come to life.

  • Meg

    I just wanted to point out that there is a pattern in the Pattern Magic series of books (can’t remember which sorry, but definitely not the third one because I haven’t got it) which has a knotted neckline that could look a little like the one in your top picture.

  • jill

    That teal color on Catelyn is gorgeous! I haven’t watched the show yet, but I just finished listening to book 3 on audiobooks. It’s great cause you can listen to a story AND sew!

    • Book 3 is my favorite so far! Once I finish book 5 I’m definitely going to listen to book 3 again before the new season starts. Sewing and listening to GOT = genius!

  • Hmmm… how about a high-necked blouse, with either tuxedo ruffles or a tie-up keyhole opening like in the last picture? Sleeveless, maybe, to balance to high neckline?

    • Good thinking! Yeah I definitely want to make this dress wearable for everyday. We’ll see what happens lol

  • Yes! I love the costumes in that show. And I cannot wait for next season. Everybody’s like bla bla bla I hate Joffre and bla bla bla Rob Stark and I’m like YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW

    • OMG I KNOW lol. I’m half way through book 5 now and every time a “Reek” chapter comes up I cringe. Uhhhgggg so brutal. Book 3 is still my favorite so far. I want to read it again. I know everything, Jon Snow!!!

  • Fun! I’m a little too squeamish for Game of Thrones, but the costumes are cool. I’d like to say I’m influenced by Mad Men, but let’s be honest– I dress more like Liz Lemon than any other character on TV. 🙂

    • Yeah the show and the books are a little brutal. Some scenes make me embarrassed to admit I like the show. Buuuuuttt…. I still like the show lol. Mad Men used to make me a bit angry with how anti-women it is (I know they’re just trying to recreate the sentiments of the time, but still.) But then I realized the majority of the writers are women!! Weird huh? Makes me look at it differently. And yeah, Liz Lemon is my TV spirit animal hahah