Susan Foreman Cosplay Breakdown: Doctor Who, An Unearthly Child: Wool School Dress

 Susan’s long-sleeved school dress is made of gray wool.


It has a black collar and a black inverted pleat in the center of the skirt.


This 60s pattern clipping shows a center inverted skirt pleat similar to Susan’s, though Susan’s is made of different material from the rest of her dress, and begins lower.


It closes in the back with a zipper.


I am not certain, but it loos like the zipper may be positioned inside of a back pleat. The zipper (and possible pleat) end a few inches below her waist.


Four belt loops of the same material as the dress hold a black sash tied in the front.


In the aired pilot her sash was tied firmly, but I prefer the loosely-tied look in the unaired pilot.


The collar, sash, and inner pleat material are all of a smoother, shinier material than wool.


Seen In:

  • An Unearthly Child – An Unearthly Child
  • The Daleks – The Rescue
  • The Edge of Destruction – The Edge of Destruction
  • Publicity Shoot

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