Original Costume Design by: Colleen Atwood
Sleepy Hollow (1999) – Striped Gown
This doll gown was inspired by the amazing design by Academy Award Costume designer Colleen Atwood for the film Sleepy Hollow, directed by Tim Burton. This is the gown Katrina wears on the final scene and has since become an Icon in costume design for film.
The original gown was inspired in a late 18th century two piece gown and was made of Off white silk taffeta and the black stripes were hand drawn with markers. And so was this miniature replica.
It consists of an underskirt (petticoat)with ruffles at the hem, an over gown with long sleeves and with the skirt pulled up in the polonaise style and rushed trim. An attached stomacher is featured at the front which is where the gown closes (zone front style). The back of the dress was drape in the “en fourreu” style.
To be able to create an accurate silhouette, a fully boned stays, bum roll and petticoat were also made. All the pieces were drafted and sewn by me.
The stripes were carefully hand drawn and painted with fabric markers over the silk taffeta and carefully sewn in. All the finishings of this gown are hand sewn.
The gown also features a miniature replica of the lace trim that was embroidered in poly organdy and attached with the rushed trim that also features silk organza.
This dress was made for a 16″ doll (Tyle Wentworth by Robert tonner) as a commission. And it has more that 50 hours of work.