Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Nynaeve Outfit 2

By Linda

Recently I sewed an example of the outfit Egwene wore when the girls went to Toman Head with Liandrin. In this post, it is the turn of Nynaeve's outfit. She wore:

her best dress that had a skirt divided for riding, and cloaks of fine wool rich with embroidery…
"This would do better for a turn in some lord's park than a ride to Toman Head," Nynaeve had said dryly as Egwene helped her with the buttons of a gray silk with thread-of-gold work and pearled flowers across the bosom and down the sleeves, "but it may allow us to leave unnoticed."

The Great Hunt, Flight From the White Tower

I made Nynaeve’s dress out of grey silk dupion lined with grey chiffon and embroidered it with thin gold thread in fly and single chain stitches and pearly seed beads. The dress has pearl buttons on the sleeves and down the back (see photo of the front and back below).

She has black boots lined with red and a gold belt holding her belt knife and pouch. Below is the front and back view of Nynaeve in her dress:

Under this Nynaeve wears a short white silk shift with silk lace trim, a white linen petticoat with divided skirts trimmed with linen lace and grey wool stockings (see photos below).

I embroidered Nynaeve’s dark blue wool cape with brambles in French knot, satin stich, split back stitch, whipped chain and single chain stitches with wool thread, since Nynaeve identified with thorn bushes in her Accepted test, and lined it with blue linen. It is closed with an oval goldtone brooch, see photos front and back below.

The two photos below show front and back view of Nynaeve wearing her cape.


Fragrant Elephant said...


This is such a display of craftswomanship. Bravo.

Linda said...

Thank you very much, Nicole!