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Silk and Sackcloth

Added Feb 17, 2009

by latulipenoire

Seaside, Califor...






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.

Material Notes

Silk, cotton, celluloid, sackcloth, mother of pearl, lace





I pretty much came up with this on the fly.

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    Dec 6, 2009, 08.36 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    this is sooo pretty! very sexy, flowy summery!!!! love it absolutely :D

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    Mar 30, 2009, 03.46 AMby webeta

    Very cute!

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    Feb 17, 2009, 01.00 PMby nenasew

    Its gorgeous. I love the antique feeling and color.

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    Feb 17, 2009, 09.20 AMby pattyrg

    Beautiful! I love all the details you did to the dress.

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    Feb 17, 2009, 09.00 AMby dressdummy

    Breathtaking and unique. You really paid honor to the vintage materials.

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    Feb 17, 2009, 05.20 AMby erdronen

    great dress! you have quite an eye for detail :) beautiful fabric choices too!

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    Feb 16, 2009, 11.00 PMby missymay

    really clever! So much detail! I like what you did with the back straps too!

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    Feb 16, 2009, 10.19 PMby vintageluvr

    Wow, so cute and creative! I love the vintage recyclables!

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