Dress #072: Flapper dress in blue
This hand-stitched blue dress is based on a French evening gown by Anne & Thérèse of Paris, from ca. 1925. The dress is made from Korean hanji tissue laid over solid hanji, to imitate the look of a sheer dress with a slip. Metallic blue tissue stands in for the beadworked panels of the original. It is stitched onto cold-pressed 100% cotton paper. Like many dresses of the time period, the simple lines stood in contrast to the elaborate embellishments. The original dress is held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (accession 2009.300.1351). Daisy Buchanan could have danced the Charleston in this little dress, at one of the lavish parties thrown by Jay Gatsby. Or perhaps Phryne Fisher wore something similar during her Paris days.
The dress is six inches tall, stitched by hand on 8x10 inch paper, which means that it will pop right into any commercial frame in that size, and be ready to hang on your wall.Materials: Korean paper, metallic tissue, and cotton floss on cotton paper