Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Gorgeous handwork

Aren't the pleats on this bridal dress in silk/rayon jersey simply amazing? From the Swedish fashion house Fillipa K, as part of a haute couture inspired project. It was exhibited at a local department store last weekend. They first pleated the skirt, then created the accordion effect by hand stitching the pleats together. It took the seamstress over 60 hours to make this intricate pattern.

More (and better) images of the dress and the work process.


  1. Impressive! I love your insights in the couture world. Keep'em coming!

  2. What a gorgeous dress! I've already made some smocking by hand - that's a hell lot of work!

    Thanks for the pictures of the dress!