Silk and Lace

Threadneedle

YANKALILLA, Australia

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Inspiration for the bustled wedding gown came from the paintings of the late 1880’s when whether a woman was aristocrat or middle class, elegance ruled.
This gown, was created with sixteen yards of Taj Silk and ten yards of lace. All silk is measure by weight and this particular silk is so light that one square yard can be pulled with ease through a wedding band/ring. The bodice is boned with Nylon filaments, to ease the demise of the beautiful Whales. The skirt is supported with four hoops of the same, sewn into a cotton underskirt . Over this cotton base there is a layer of silk taffeta frills of tulle. As well as the whales we do not use horse hair, this we substitue with cotton, wool or dacron wadding. These do not hold the shape for as long as horse hair but, any inconvenience of having to renew the padding is made up for in the lightness of the garments.

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bustles gown lace rows silk wedding whalebone

Artwork Comments

  • Janice E. Sheen
  • Threadneedle
  • Joan Smart
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