Saturday, December 5, 2009

New old dress

I've become obsessed with old dresses, the lace, trim, buttons, and fabric. If it is torn or worn this is just fine and makes it more interesting. This started with a wedding dress my sister won on ebay and that we cut up for the old satin material. It was frayed and nearly falling apart but sewed up so beautifully when I added it to the old purse I've been making. Well last week end I won an old edwardian dress on ebay. It is gorgeous and I love it. Right now I have it hanging up in my studio, but someday when I have the courage I will cut it up and use it in my fabric art pieces. Today has been a quiet day recovering from the past work week, getting ready for the next. I hope you are all having a good week end.


  1. I am loving it! One of my favorite things to do. I got a beautiful wedding gown (you may have seen it on my blog) and plan to cut it up and use all of the goodies it holds, so you know I can't wait to see what you will do with it.

  2. Is that the dress? Its so beautiful, I can see it at garden party and tea, white gloves, and beautiful kid shoes. Lovely

  3. Those old dresses have some of the most beautiful lace that is nearly impossible to find now. Can't wait to see what you create with these dresses!

  4. Oh, it is absolutely gorgeous! Old textiles are so beautiful! I probably would never be able to take it apart...

  5. awwwww that dress is so beautiful! i love trim, lace and buttons and to make art pieces from the dress will be a dream!...and having it hanging like that from a tree with autum leaves looks abit magical and ghostly!;0)
    i send u best wishes especially after your recent posts ;0) have a beautiful blog and find your happiness and strength through your beautiful art as it sooo is an amazingly beautiful talent you have ;0)xx