For most of the children's British clothes, we recommend checking
your closet and/or thrift stores. Shirts and cardigans such
as the children wear into Narnia shouldn't be too hard to find!
But for those harder-to-match items, mostly Lucy's dresses and
the children's coats, we have done some pattern-scrounging!
Unless otherwise mentioned, the patterns
below are all children's patterns. Sizes are given for all children's
Susan's and Lucy's Train Coats
7792: Girls' coats. Eliminate pleats at waist and extra
skirt width on view B for Lucy's train coat. Sizes
coats. Fitted, straight coat with princess seams. Add cuffs
to double-breasted view C for Lucy's
or to single-breasted view D for Susan's
coats. Flared, lined coat variations with princess seams.
View D plus the cuffs and back tab of B would be perfect for
Susan's Train coat.
coats. Princess-seamed A-line coat with length and collar
Lucy's summer dresses (the Play and Lamppost dresses) are classic
styles, and so many patterns still available today would easily
work. Below are some that we've found, plus instructions on
smocking, the technique used on Lucy's Lamppost
Smocking (Lamppost Dress)
Keep in mind that if you use one
of the regular patterns below for the Lamppost dress, the smocking
should be done separately and added on top of the pattern bodice.