Dress #053: Regency dress in pink filigree. 2016
This hand-stitched pink Regency dress is made from Japanese paper with a pearlized filigree pattern and accented with glass beads on the sleeves. Hand-embroidered lines imitate the seams and folds of the dress, and form a zig-zag ornamenting the top of the bodice. Three narrow tiers of ruffles decorate the bottom of the dress. The dress is stitched onto cold-pressed 100% cotton paper. It is based on an English visiting dress from ca. 1822, held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (accession 1980.145). The shape of the dress is typical of the waning years of the Regency or Empire style, with stiffer skirts and elaborately puffed sleeves.
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: Chiyogami (Japanese) paper, glass beads, and cotton floss on cotton paper.