'Autumn Glow' dress is an original one off. It has a fitted corset and flowing skirt made up of many layers of fabric pieces and decorative lace and ribbon trimmings from Istanbul.
A beautiful figure flattering, boned, black, satin corset beautifully and decoratively stitched with fragments of lace, organza, ribbon, printed and hand dyed cotton. A range of machine stitches have been used to add texture and decoration. The front panels are finished with hand embroidery flowing down from the bust to flatter the fuller figure beautifully. The corset has hooks and eyes from top to bottom running down the front to fasten and ribbon through eyelets in back. There is a black modesty panel in the back allowing approximately 5 - 10cm adjustment in the size of the dress. There is a full underskirt continuing right around the hips and various layered lengths of fabric in the skirt create an interesting asymmetric hemline.
The shoulder straps are decorated, adjustable bra style straps for your comfort.
Although all of the fabrics have been edged using a variety of stitches and techniques, some have been left to fray over time. Due to the wide range of fabrics in this garment (some hand dyed), this garment will require delicate hand washing or dry cleaning.
Varying measurements are...
Bust - 90 - 100 cm approx.
Waist - 80 - 90 cm approx
I recently visited Istanbul's Grand Bazaar. I purchased a large amount of fabric, buttons, lace, ribbon and other trimmings there. During the long Autumn/ Winter days I decided to make a garment reminiscent of the Autumn colours I could see in the view over the lake from my back window. I put together the colour palette using many of my Turkish purchases.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Claire's Handmade Textile Art & Boho Fashions within 3 days of receiving payment.
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