This one-of-a-kind dress is repurposed from a soft, medium weight vintage or antique French linen bed sheet purchased in the markets of Provence.
Original hand embroidery from the top of the bed sheet with the monogram of AL (14 cm/51/2 inches in height) is featured on the bottom half of the dress.
The fabric has been pre-washed and will not shrink if washed in cold water and hung to dry. When ironing this dress do it with the monogram face down on a terry cloth towel. This will protect the depth/fullness of the embroidery.
Please review the measurements provided to ensure that this would be the right size for you. Pay particular attention to your hip measurement. Remember to make sure that the dress is about 2.5 cm/1 inch larger than you are at the bust and hip. There is no zipper in this dress.
Fabrics that are not new linen are listed as vintage or antique as it is difficult to accurately date fabrics and, when sourcing my fabric, my focus is on its tactile nature and its reflection of a history of use/and or workmanship.