Satin Crepe - Vintage (1976) Evening Dress with Sun Flower Applique - Bicentennial - White, Red and Blue
Description: In 1976 my mother was going to attend a party celebrating the bicentennial of the United States. She requested that I design her a dress for the occasion. She wanted it to incorporate the colors red, white and blue. After some thought, I came up with this design. The flowers are applique, and the stitches were applied one petal at a time. The process took over twenty four hours (three full work days), but I was pleased with the results.
My mother wore the dress to the party and received many compliments. At the time, I decided to make two additional dresses using the same design. This dress is one of those additional dresses. I am selling both of them (this one is satin crepe and the other is polyester). The flower placement and designs differ slightly for the two different dresses.
These are two of my favorite dresses, hence why I've held on to them so long, but if someone else is able to wear and appreciate them, I think that would be a good thing.
Please note: The color of the dress is off-white (I wasn't sure if that was clear in the photo).
Material: 100% Satin Crepe
Care: Dry clean only