Dress #063: Regency dress in pink. 2016
This pale rose Regency dress, straight out of a Jane Austen novel, is made from Edo Kosome Japanese paper, a thin paper with an embossed pattern of tiny flowers. The bottom of the dress is overlaid with matching Japanese tissue, with curving lines of couched floss imitating the piping of the original dress. Tiny lozenges accent the couching and the sleeves, and glass beads stand in for the buttons decorating the spencer jacket. Hand-embroidered lines imitate the seams and folds of the dress. Tiny ovals have been cut out of the collar in imitation of the Elizabethan styling of the jacket. It is stitched onto cold-pressed 100% cotton paper. The piece is based on an English dress and spencer jacket from ca. 1823, held by the Victoria and Albert Museum (accession T.28&A-1983).
The dress is six inches tall, stitched by hand on 8x10 inch 100% cotton watercolour paper, which means that it will pop right into any commercial frame in that size, and be ready to hang on your wall.
Materials: Japanese papers, glass beads, and cotton floss on cotton paper