Dress #051.2: Regency dress in turquoise. 2018
This hand stitched turquoise Regency dress, straight out of a Jane Austen novel, is made from Japanese paper accented with a glass bead on the sleeve. Hand-embroidered lines imitate the seams and folds of the dress, It is stitched onto cold-pressed 100% cotton paper. The piece is based on an American dress from ca. 1818, held by the Museum at FIT (accession P85.19.1). As is typically seen in Regency dresses, decoration is kept to the bottom portion of the skirt, and is constructed out of the same fabric.
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 paper and cotton floss on cotton paper.