Images of the three stages of Daenerys Targaryen Dragonscale Dress from HBO's television series  

Game of Thrones Season 3 - Costume Designer Michele Clapton.

For this dress the designer Michele Clapton wanted a dragonscale like textured embroidery that starts to emerge on Daenerys’s costume and becomes heavier and more pronounced, growing and evolving as the season progresses.

 

To create this I used a North American smocking stitch. I then used a metallic thread combined with blue embroidery thread to do a stitch called "lock stitch" (a good book to find this in is "A Tale of Two Stitches" by Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn) in a random manner to fix and blend the smocked dragonscale onto the dress.

 

On the second dress I used much more of the lock stitch and started to grow the decoration down the dress.

 

The third and final dress is in a paper silk so has more sheen, again I applied smocked pieces to the shoulders, but add more down across the bust. Again I add the lock stitch in between, also adding pieces of Italian tubular mesh wire, which I open up slightly and use a lock stitch over the top. The decoration is heavier than on the previous dresses and grows further down trailing off down the skirt panels. The final embellishment is a few Miyuki Tila beads and Miyuki drops in matt metal patina iris on the edge of the sleeve and neck adding another scale like texture.

 

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Game of Thrones - Costume Designer Michele Clapton - Embroidery by Michele Carragher - (c) Michele Carragher/HBO.

Game of Thrones - HBO - Embroidery

Game of Thrones - Costume Designer Michele Clapton - Embroidery by Michele Carragher - (c) Michele Carragher/HBO.

Game of Thrones - HBO - Embroidery

Game of Thrones - Costume Designer Michele Clapton - Embroidery by Michele Carragher - (c) Michele Carragher/HBO.

Game of Thrones - HBO - Embroidery

Game of Thrones - Costume Designer Michele Clapton - Embroidery by Michele Carragher - (c) Michele Carragher/HBO.

Game of Thrones - HBO - Embroidery

Game of Thrones - Costume Designer Michele Clapton - Embroidery by Michele Carragher - (c) Michele Carragher/HBO.

Game of Thrones - HBO - Embroidery

Game of Thrones - Costume Designer Michele Clapton - Embroidery by Michele Carragher - (c) Michele Carragher/HBO.

Game of Thrones - HBO - Embroidery

Game of Thrones - Costume Designer Michele Clapton - Embroidery by Michele Carragher - (c) Michele Carragher/HBO.

Game of Thrones - HBO - Embroidery

Game of Thrones - Costume Designer Michele Clapton - Embroidery by Michele Carragher - (c) Michele Carragher/HBO.

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