Ann - nightdress case in green silk with antique lace.
I was given this beautiful piece of antique lace, sewn here on ‘Ann’, and I wonder if it was once part of a ladies dress bodice, such as a modestly panel. The design of this nightdress case was inspired by a book I am reading - ‘Lady Fanshawe’s receipt book’ - her name was Ann and she would have worn lace and sumptuous silks despite living in the turbulent times of the English Civil War. This book is a fascinating insight into her world through her ‘receipts’ or recipes, which helped the family to survive all manor of life's occurrences.
My unique handmade nightdress cases are specially designed with soft padding to sit on your bed like a cushion and be part of your bedroom styling. The back of each case opens up to store your nightdress or pyjamas neat and tidy.
Ann is made in apple green 100% fine Indian silk dupion onto which I have hand sewn the antique lace panel so as not to disturb the pattern of the lace with machine stitches. Look at the close ups of this pretty neutral coloured lace: there is no symmetry to the pattern but it feels as if there is, if that makes sense. The texture is stunning with little butterflies, flowers and swirls. This padded nightdress case is lined in a 100% Polyester peach satin and finally I have hand sewn on 3 pretty little peach posies with ribbon bows.
Only one of this design will be made.
Approx size - 31cm x 31cm (12ins x 12ins)
Please note: This is not a scatter cushion.
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NB The book and nightdress in the photograph are not included.