Friday, May 13, 2011

That Dress

I wasn't overly impressed with that dress when I saw it on television.

But then I saw some pictures in Hello (in the dentist waiting room): close up seeing the details of the lace it is stunning.

Fascinating article about it on the BBC. They had to wash their hands every 30 minutes (I suppose it made sure they had a break to move around), and changed needles every three hours.

Altough I do find this commentary rather amusing...


Shan said...

I thought the dress was too frou-frou when I saw it - I was disappointed with all the lace! But my own aesthetic choice aside and from the perspective of a textile enthusiast, it was lovely.

The handwashing thing - I do that for cross-stitch pieces, too. Take off the oils your skin produces, before they can be absorbed by the fabric.

scarletti said...

Great links thank you. That last link...I needed that laugh, thanks for finding it!