Embellished bustier and tulle overlay skirt

Entry #: W 1778

Entrant: Valerie Mizzoni

Dimensions: 18" x 31"

Materials: Polyester brocade top, nylon tulle skirt and ribbon.

Techniques: Hand embroidery, free-motion embroidery, hand stitched herringbone, machine-embellished ribbon and thread sandwiched between layers of tulle.

Credits: Photograph by Richard Mizzoni.

Artist’s Statement: I was inspired by the Asian design on the brocade. I used loose threads, sandwiched between layers of tulle, to replicate the circles in the top. I used machine-decorative stitches to embellish ribbon, which was then used to lace the top and skirt waistband.

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