Three part outfit for
16" doll (Tyler Wentworth, Brenda Starr). Éowyn appeared in this
costume at celebration of victory in the Golden Hall of Rohan.
I think this
doll costume is accurate enough to real movie costume. This movie costume you
can see here:
(thank you very much for the great pictures, Maggie!!)
and here: Alley
Cat Scratch .
I originally wanted to make this costume for my
customized 12" doll, but all these brocades are too stiff to look pretty on such
a small doll....:-((
- The underdress has the fitted bodice with the
heart-shaped neckline and full, bell-shaped skirt. The set-in sleeves fit to
the elbow and then widen out, they are bag-lined. Nothing special; the gown
fastens back with little snaps.
- I could test my skills of construction of sewing patterns on the
... I was very surprised that I was able to finish this rather complicated piece
and that it fits her well.
The jacket looks like a late medieval
sideless gown (surcot,
surcotte) turned upside down. While the sideless gown HAD a skirt, and hadn't
side parts and sleeves, Éowyn's
jacket has the sleeves and the side parts, but it hasn't the skirt. What they have
common, are the plastron and the trims.
The long ragland sleeves reach to the mid-calf, they are opened in front to let
the underdress sleeves through. The white plastron is stiffened with an
iron-on interlining, and embellished with a simple embroidery, beading and
golden cords. To the side and back parts are attached white brocade trims
The whole jacket is lined and it laces up back.
- Subsequently I made also ice blue coat, to have the
outfit complete. It has the cream coloured lining, which is not
attached to the coat at the bottom, and the detachable cream plush
collar. The coat is partially machine-sewn with use of the
"invisible" monofilament thread.