Eowyn's Coronation Gown
Eowyn stands next to Farimir and greet the King together. Just a look between the two. There is a wedding in their future too.
The whole outfit is a pale gold, butter cream color that just blends with her golden hair. It has a wide boat neck, but does not dip nearly as deep as the elven dresses. Actually, the top forms more of a bodice. It ends at the bottom of the low-slung v-ed medieval girdle/belt . This is heavily beaded 3"-4" inches. The set-in outer sleeve are one piece but flare out wide.
There is no seams in the front of the bodice. It should have side seams and a back invisible zipper. The bodice ends in a front point.
The front skirt panels are attached to this pointed bodice so they hang open just a bit. (Cut the skirt panels straight across the top in a gorse shape and attach to the bodice point) There is a train in back. (We can see this under the sides of the mantle). The underskirt is the same silk as the sleeve lining.
There is a wide but subtle embroidery around the cloak/mantle and neck of the bodice. See the design page for more details on the embroidery.
As with her other gowns, there are two sleeves. The outer sleeve widens out at the elbow. The shape in the drawing look accurate. The big sleeve is bag lined in a slightly darker soft yellow of china silk, as is the cloak.
The inner sleeve is tight fitting and goes half way up her palm. It is probably laced tight at the wrist like the WW or riding gown. This appears to be a heavy gold brocade fabric.
There are the same style of braided cord on the upper sleeve as the WW, and as Ngila says they are a gold colour. This is hand made.
An incredibly long mantle/cloak is attached. There is heavy beading around the edges. This has a very long train and a center seam down the back. It appears to be two full widths of the brocade fabric. Shape appears to be a double sized open "U" except that this time, the neck area is wider and the top points of the "U" almost join, so that the open area is more like the shape of a teardrop. (This is confirmed by tracing the design of the fabric in front that shows the angle... and the side of the mantle that actually dips up because the width of fabric is not quite long enough to form a side.)
Thanks to Sidhe E for the initial research and descriptions
Fabric and Embroidery detail
Exhibit pictures throughout this section thanks to Secrete Elf, Heather Garfeimao, Kelldar, Silvara and Rae
This page was last updated 04/22/08