Monday, September 08, 2008

Inspired: Antique Lace

There are so many things I'm excited about for the wedding! One of the best is my grandmother's antique lace dress. My mom did some research today and identified it as probably being Alençon lace. Sometimes called the "queen of lace" it is handmade with needles.

I can't even imagine how hard it would have been to make the single tapered piece of lace that goes from the empire waist to the short train. This detail photo is similar to the pattern on my dress.

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

emily- don't believe I've commented before, but I've been reading your blog for some time now, and I think it's just fabulous. thanks for the great read and inspiration. good luck on your upcoming wedding... i can't wait to read and hear about it.

love.boxes said...

Stunning!