This lovely (and quite revealing!) dress was cut from the theatrical version
of Episode II, but it can be seen on the DVD, in the scene where Padme returns
to Naboo and visits her family. I hadn't planned on making this dress quite so
soon, but then the fabric I'd bought for the underskirt of my
Arwen chase dress magically accordioned up in the
wash and turned into the perfect fabric for the family gown!
Unfortunately, that fabric absolutely refused to dye the correct color, but the dress was already stuck
in my head and I still just *had* to make it. Luckily, the marvelous Ferdalump
came to my rescue with an even better fabric! I didn't have great dyeing karma with this fabric, so it
didn't turn out quite as dark as I wanted, but I still really like it. I debuted this dress at San Diego Comic-Con
2004 after staying up all night to finish it!