Silk and Sackcloth
Added Feb 17, 2009
I first started this dress months ago when I came across some lovely old linen sackcloth. This fabric is rather light and feels nice against one’s skin. I made the skirt out of this material, making sure that I kept the cute blue maker’s stamp visible at the side seam.
I added a light thin bodice of sueded silk that is lined with a vintage cotton sateen. The sash is made from the same vintage sateen remnant so there is a bit of unique irregularity to the fabric. The Bodice is embellished with hand embroidered leaves and Victorian steel beaded lace flowers.
It has a side hook and eye closure with a snap, and then the sash ties over that through a vintage celluloid belt buckle.
To finish it off, the straps are made from vintage bias tape that has been strung through an antique mother of pearl buckle in a T-shape.
Silk, cotton, celluloid, sackcloth, mother of pearl, lace
I pretty much came up with this on the fly.