Silk Wedding Dress

Costume, 16th March 2013

How would you like to get married in a fabulous recreation of an antique wedding dress trimmed with hand woven silk fringe?

A while ago I was emailed, quite out of the blue, by someone asking if I could make some silk fringe for a wedding dress.  I responded immediately, saying “yes, of course” but, to be honest I didn’t expect to hear from them ever again, it just seemed so unlikely.

Well, I was wrong.  Lucy Anderson came straight back to me to explain that she was making the dress for a competition run by The Costume Society – The Janet Arnold Patterns of Fashion Award. She needed hand woven braid to make the dress as authentic as possible.  Although the fringe was very simple and plain I think you’ll agree that the finished dress is amazing.

The finished dress

The finished dress

Close up

Close up

Although Lucy doesn’t have a web site you can see more of her fantastic work by following these links to Arts Thread and Tumblr and you can email her at

l.e.anderson@live.co.uk

Although Lucy didn’t win the competition she was one of the finalists, which was brilliant!

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