Thursday, March 27, 2008

Susan Pevensie's Green Archery Dress


I fell in love with this dress Susan wears the first time I saw The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. I had a lot of fun making a replica of this dress!



Here are some pictures from the film:


My Replica:

I hand embroidered around the notched front in light green:

The back is laced with black leather cording:


Detail of the sleeve:

The sleeve edge is embroidered to match the neck:

I am now selling this dress in my etsy shop.

23 comments:

SisterlyLove said...

YOU"RE SELLING IT??????? HOW WICKED! and DREDFULLY HORRID!!!!!
WAAAAA!!!!!! sad, sad, sad... Oh dear Anna...
~A

SisterlyLove said...

All in all, you did look better in it than that Pevensie girl! :)!!!
~A

annamae said...

oohhh! i wish i could buy this one!!! does it make you sad to sell it? i think i'd have a hard time parting with something so lovely and that i had worked so hard on... but maybe that's just me. :)

Delaney said...

Oh, that's great! Wonderful work. I love that dress, too. :)

Elissa said...
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Elissa said...

WOW, that's the most beautiful rendition of the dress I've seen!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Which patterns di you use to make it? I 'd love to try it myself.

Anna Kristine said...

I used Simplicity 9891 for the base of the dress and then did several modifications to make it look more like Susan's.
Here is a helpful web site with lots of information: http://costumes.narniaweb.com/sugrnarchery.asp
Hope this helps!
~Anna Kristine

Queen_Susan said...

How Much are you selling it for!!! I have been looking every where for that dress!!!!!

Anna Kristine said...

Queen Susan,
I actually already sold this dress. But I do occasionally do custom orders, depending on the amount of time the dress would be needed in. But a new dress like this would be about $200.
I'm thinking about attempting some costumes from Prince Caspian pretty soon. I have the perfect fabric for the dress Susan wears to the coronation. :)
Keep an eye on my etsy shop www.annakristine.etsy.com for upcoming costumes. You can also contact me through my etsy store if your interested in something custom.
Cheers,
~Anna Kristine

Sarah said...

OMG! I love that dress!

Archery Targets said...

If you love Archery sport and you are an Archer by heart then you will definitely appreciate and adore this Archery shirt. It was really design in behalf of our beloved sport.

Phyllis said...

Really, this is an amazing replica! GREAT JOB! I love narnia and Archery so I am quite satisfied. Would you ever take up a commission to make another narnia gown... (from Prince Caspian) I am making the red coranation dress, and it's proving to be quite the chalange, So I'm not sure if I'll get to my next project, the farewell gown. Would you ever think of doing it? Great job! keep it going!

Anna Kristine said...

Hello Phyllis!
Yes, I'm always glad to do custom orders. If your ever interested let me know! I would need time to research and figure out just how to make that dress. (It's one of my favorites as well!) But I would love to make it. :)
~Anna Kristine

Amy said...

How cool is that??!! I loved that dress when I saw it in the movie...

Philomena said...

I LOVE that dress!!!! How long did it take you to make it? You did a great job!

Anna Kristine said...

Philomena-I made the dress in a week. I postponed my birthday party because last minute I decided I wanted to have a Narnia party and I wanted this dress. I'm not sure I would be that crazy again but it was fun!

Philomena said...

Wow! That's fast!!! A Narnia party sounds like fun!

Katie Bug said...
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Katie Bug said...

Hi! I'm going to attempt to make my own version of this dress, and I was wondering what the underdress looked like. If you could draw a picture or something, I think I could figure out how to do it, but right now I'm totally lost.

Your dress looks AMAZING!!
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Oh WOW! That's incredible! It's almost like the real thing! If I was rolling with money I'd skip over to your shop and buy it!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG this is amazing! i found the pattern you used, thats alot of mods! (and what i say next i dont mean to be rude in any way) but Butterick 4827 works as well...So i think i might make one! (Im an archer and this will work perfect) so...thanks for inspiration, and another great job!

Anna Kristine said...

Yeah that Butterick pattern would work great as well! That pattern wasn't out when I made this dress though. Now there are a lot more options I think! :)
Good luck if you make one!
~Anna Kristine