Lucy wears this adorable ensemble when she first enters the wardrobe,
sees a lamppost, and has tea with a faun named Tumnus!
The dress is knee-length with ties at the back and short puffed
sleeves; the fabric looks from a distance like a burnt-orange plaid.
Specifically, there are golden yellow and turkey-red vertical stripes
and dull blue and a duller red horizontal stripes, all on an olive-green
The bodice is smocked in yellow and red threads in alternating
bands of four small diamonds between large diamonds (possibly baby
wave diamonds). The green stitching that separates the
bands is dark, so it's hard to tell whether it's made up of a row
of diamonds, or just a zig-zag
stitch or a trellis
The smocking accounts for the heavy gathering of the skirt. There
is enough material gathered into the bodice, moreover, that the
skirt may be a true dirndl—that is, having straight vertical
side seams, instead of ones that taper from the waist.
The beige and cream gingham collar at her neck is probably sewn
right onto the dress bodice, although it could possibly be a separate
dickey (that is, a false collar attached to a yoke). It separates
in front and back, indicating that the dress fastens in the back
Over her dress she wears a pea-green cardigan, a beautiful piece.
While the main part of the garment is worked in stockinette stitch,
there are clearly cuffs of ribbing at the wrists and waist, and
the false yoke over the shoulders is worked in seed stitch. Beneath
this yoke is a vertical row of flowers. Three on each side, the
bottom and top flowers are each yellow and the center one red. Seven
brown buttons close the cardigan.
Her hair is worn parted on the side with an greenish-greyish bow.
(From the close-up on her face in the trailer, it looks like it's
actually held back with a bobby pin.) The cream colored knee-highs
she wears extend above her knee. Her clay-brown shoes are similar
to Mary Janes but with the strap at the ankle, fastened swith small