is given this dress at Aslan's camp. She wears it to the stone
table scene under her cloak,
then on to the Witch's Castle, and from there to the battle.
The dress looks like a soft, medium-weight plain weave (cotton?)
in a sky gray blue color. The blueish white underdress and lining
is a silk, possibly charmeuse.
The main body of the dress is made of 9 parts. The center front
and two center back pieces are full length and princess seamed.
Instead of two full-length side pieces, however, the sides are
each made up of three pieces: two bodice pieces joined by a side
seam, and one skirt piece flowing from a waist seam.
The back laces up similar to the way Susan's green archery
dress does, a criss-crossing dark cord in loops, over a placket
with a modesty panel in the same fabric behind it. The back
neckline has emblems of embroidery at the corners on either
side of the lacing. See Louise's pattern, below.
Neckline and Sleeves
The front neckline of the dress is a wide, shallow sloping
V. Shoulder seams are only about 1 or 2 inches wide. The neckline
is slit, extending to the upper torso and closed by three looped
buttons. The buttons are white, almost clear, and not perfect
circles. The front of the slit is scalloped so that it gaps
roundly between the buttons showing the underdress.
Embroidery surrounds the neck from almost at the shoulder seams,
extending down to just above her waist. See Louise's pattern,
The overdress sleeves are softly flared bells, not quite full
length. These are baglined in the same pale blue fabric as the
underdress. The bottom of the sleeve has embroidery, a similar
color to the underdress, all around the wrist of the sleeve.
The underdress neckline follows the same v-line that the overdress
does, only without the slit. The underdress seems to shift and
bunch in various pictures at the neck, and so for now we're
speculating that it's a full underdress, sewn entirely separate
from the overdress.
The sleeves are straight and fitted to the wrist. From this
image, where Lu is jumping down from the tree, it seems that
the full skirt of her underdress also has a gold ribbon trim
around the hem, like Susan's underdress in the same shot.
Accessories and Red Cloak
Her hair is braided back with white flowers and viney foliage
woven in. Her cordial and dagger are
worn on their belt at her waist.
Constructed as a circle-cloak, it appears to be full-circle,
calf-length and without a hood. The color is a rust reddish
ochre, made of a woven wool. NarniaWebber Coracle tells us that
the final Stansborough reproduction was the same fabric as the
Centaur cloaks, only dyed a darker red.
The embroidery that borders all edges of the cloak—the
neck, sides, and bottom edges—is of two rows of small
leaves, arranged in a zig-zag pattern. This
is one of our best shots.
The cloak fastens in front with a loop of red string anchored
in the right side passing over a red button on the left side.