coronation gown is a lovely silver white, in some lights looking
very pale blue/teal. The dress body is crushed (panné)
velvet, the sleeves probably silk satin.
The neck is round, edged about with closely spaced (1/4-1/2"?)
small pearl beads in metal flower settings. This is all the
way around the neck. They look to be placed on top of a slim
blue satin tubing that's been either gathered, or is just folding
and wrinkling in between the flowers.
The dress body itself is beaded, with pearl-in-flower-setting
spaced evenly in rows of seven, about four to five inches apart
horizontally and vertically. The rows alternate, the center
front row starting lower than the rows to both sides.
About five inches before the hem is a decorative swirling on
the velvet that extends all around the dress, possibly heat
embossed. This is embellished with clusters of beads.
As for the seaming: one front piece and two side pieces, two
back. The seam falls from the sleeve, at the side, closer to
the front, but not princess seams per se. The front and side
pieces widen at just below the waist.
The back is closed with at least twenty pearl looped buttons.
See this picture
for the best shot.
The satin sleeves seem to be just one part - an upper puff,
set in and gathered into the armhole and into a mid-upper arm
seam, from which flows a slightly flared sleeve. The sleeves
look to be hemmed in a slender self-fabric casing.
During the coronation ceremony, she wears a orangeish red velvet
cape, bag-lined in a satin the same color as her dress and trimmed
at the neck and edges with a twisted silver cord. The design
embossed on the cape is the same as Susan's, a large medallion-like
flower, spaced evenly so that about four of the five or six
inch medallions span the cape vertically.
The bottom edge of the cape is simply hemmed, with the red
velvet overlapping the white lining in about a one inch hem.
The cape is fastened with a gold medallion brooch, emblazoned
with a lion head.
Lucy wears silver velvet beaded ballet-like slippers, laced
over the top. Her hair is worn in large delicate curls.
"The tiara of Lucy is silver and made of tiny laurel
leaves, interspersed with yarrow and laurel flowers. Yarrow
is a symbol of healing, courage, and love, and we chose laurel
for its qualities as a wreath. The laurel flowers are carved
from white mother-of-pearl, and the yarrow flowers are gold
mother-of-pearl." ~ JCK
Online's Jasmine Watson Interview