Fire and Blood: A House of the Dragon pattern

Targaryen view of McCall’s 8335. Image: Issuu.

The Saturnalia begins today. Since ancient Rome was one of George R.R. Martin’s inspirations for Old Valyria, the Targaryen homeland, here’s a costume pattern inspired by House of the Dragon.

Costumes for HBO’s big-budget Game of Thrones spinoff were designed by French costume designer Jany Temime. An early collaborator of Alfonso Cuarón’s, Temime is best known for her work on the Harry Potter and James Bond films.

McCall’s dragon appliqué is a hint that its 2022 cape costume pattern is inspired by Rhaenyra Targaryen (ancestor of Daenerys).

“Capes of Thrones” in the McCall lookbook, Fall 2022. Image: Issuu.
Fantasy costume cape pattern McCall's 8335 (2022)
McCall’s 8335 (2022). Image: McCall’s.
Back view of red Targaryen cape pattern with dragon appliqué - McCall's 8335 (2022)
Back view of McCall’s 8335 (2022). Image: McCall’s.

Temime’s Targaryen costumes include several stunning dragon-embellished pieces:

Rhaenyra detail. Costume designer: Jany Temime. Image: Harper’s Bazaar / HBO.
Targaryen armour detail. Costume designer: Jany Temime. Image: Harper’s Bazaar / HBO.

Embellishment bonus: Did you know that Game of Thrones embroiderer Michele Carragher has a book out? Read more at her website.

Read all my posts on GRRM-inspired sewing:

Gary Gianni cover illustration for Fire and Blood (2019) Image: Subterranean Press / George R.R. Martin.

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