02 October 2009
The Wedding Dress
passimenterie cording as is the center front of the dress from the hem upwards. The edge of the collar and the bottom of the sleeve have a whipstitch edgestitching over cording. An over-blouse of a different weight of silk was worn between the dress and the embroidered top to protect the dress from snags by the beaded edge of the top. The beads on the edge of the embroidered top have a silver lining that have tarnished with age and look quite dark. A silk stole completes the ensemble.
Colorado State University Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising which is dedicated to textiles. The curator was excited to receive it because there is provenance and feels the dress would be a great fit for the museum. The dress is made of silk and is quite fragile and I know that this museum will take good care of it. The curator also mentioned that they are planning a wedding dress exhibit in the near future and this dress is a perfect fit for the exhibit.
Grandmother's wedding dress has a new home.