Dress #087: Robe à la française in pink and cream filigree
Dress #087: Robe à la française in pink and cream filigree
Dress #087: Robe à la française in pink and cream filigree
Dress #087: Robe à la française in pink and cream filigree
Dress #087: Robe à la française in pink and cream filigree
Dress #087: Robe à la française in pink and cream filigree
Judith Pudden

Dress #087: Robe à la française in pink and cream filigree

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This frothy pink robe à la française, with the overskirt pulled up ‘a la Polonaise’, is constructed with a filigree-patterned chiyogami, to echo the original French silk, patterned in pink stripes and flowers. It is based on a Spanish gown from ca. 1775, held by LACMA (accession M.2007.211.720a-b).

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: Japanese paper and cotton floss on cotton paper.