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This is my recreation of Susan’s Archery Dress from the first Narnia film! It is faithfully reproduced, except I excluded the slits on the upper arm and decided I preferred a simpler and cleaner bound edge on the cuffs rather than more embroidery. It is made out of the most scrumptous mid-weight linen and the pattern is drafted by myself. Entirely hand sewn with flat-felled seams, hand-bound eyelets, and hand embroidery, it took me about a year to complete (although I wasn’t as frequent of a sewer then as I am now). Enjoy! :)
You can see the bound cuff here:
A detail of the embroidery!
And just for fun, a picture of the dress in action as I do what I do best:
I can also put up more photos of the Éowyn surcoat that I made, which you see my friend Stephanie wearing in the above photos. (And the beautiful woman sitting next to me in a darker green dress is my darling mother!) Should I post those next?
Florentine women, 1480s
By Domenico Ghirlandaio, detail of a fresco from the Sassetti Chapel in Santa Trìnita, Florence.
Thanks to ljustclara
Young Lady by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1525
Altar piece by Memling, 1474
Two Court Ladies by Carpaccio, c. 1490
The Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels
Tempera on panel
One panel of the Melun Diptych, currently in the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp.
I love seeing princess seams in medieval art! It’s so rare :3