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