Hand Embroidered Wedding Dress Circa 1914


Mary of Needle ‘N Thread shares pictures of this stunning hand embroidered wedding gown from 1914 that belonged to a friend’s great-grandmother.

Made from a gorgeous silk Crepe de Chine, the dress and “court train” are completely hand embroidered in silk perle with a pattern of chrysanthemums, ribbons, and shamrocks. The shoulders and sleeves of the dress are made of embroidered tulle, and the waste is accented with a rhinestone and bead bow.

The detail is simply amazing, and the condition of the embroidery is highly impressive. One of my favorite details is this cluster of French knots in the middle of a perfectly satin stitched flower. They are breathtaking, and look as though they could have been stitched just yesterday. The dress is a true treasure.

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