42” length x 52” cuff to cuff
Machine-embroidered satin-weave green silk
Yellow and white rickrack
Applied machine-embroidered cotton trim
Printed cotton lining
Illustrated in SILK and COTTON page 80
Elaborately embroidered garments were usually reserved for festivities. Women generally embroidered their own clothes, which also enabled them to show off their sewing skills. However, this wedding robe may not have been made by the bride herself as it was a popular style in this region and many variations of it can be seen.
It took considerable skill to embroider this garment, even though it was done on a sewing machine.
If you are interested in this wedding robe and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.