I gave this antique net lace a gentle soak over the weekend and it came out beautifully. I have about 15 pieces that appear to have been part of the most stunning dress. It is an absolute shame that someone chopped it all up. I see no damage on the individual pieces, so I think this is all scissor work. I wonder if the guilty party had any clue about the value of a Net Lace Gown in MINT condition. Such a shame.
I tried putting it all on my kitchen table to see how much of it was remaining. Not enough to play Humpty Dumpty I am afraid. I guess it will have to be used in combination with a new creation or a restoration of some other gown.
The silk ribbon work is gorgeous. There are many talented ladies on Etsy that could surely make this into something formal again.
~ We can DREAM ~
The bottom portion is still intact as a full skirt. It could be the bottom of a new gown or perhaps a doll dress, or even a little flower girl dress. Wouldn't that be sweet!
I also have over 120 inches of vintage wedding veil net. Pretty Tambour embroidery.
I have some vintage lingerie to list this week too. Do you know any Brides-to-be? I seem to have a Bridal theme this week : )