Sackcloth dress with linen embroidery
She’s clever, alluring and cunning, and you can’t help but find yourself pulled towards her. She might be a powerful witch, or a gothic queen. She moves with the wind like a wailing banshee and has the magnetic air of a brooding mage, and exudes strength and grace with every step.
This enchanting dress is crafted from one of our favorite materials: sackcloth linen. Originally used as a utility fabric and basically unheard of in the fashion world, we feel that sackcloth clothing has a mysterious air to it, creating something that a mystical character might wear. The sackcloth is comfortable and softens up beautifully next to your skin just like any other linen, but has a unique nature that comes out very well in photography and adds another texture to your costume. We have used two different weaves of sackcloth on this dress: a thicker one for the body, and a thinner, more transparent weave for the sleeves to create some variation.
The cut of this dress is high waisted and includes two generous gussets, starting under the bust and flowing down to the floor. The architectural shape and drape of this dress can be attributed to the fabric being cut on the bias, allowing the sackcloth to flow and stretch in a magnificent way that dances when you move. It is your choice if you want to keep this dress loose and allow it to drape naturally, or if you’d prefer to accessorise it with a belt to add more shape around the waist. Regardless, the skirt of the dress is very wide and creates a luxurious silhouette that you would usually find in dresses of a noble nature.
We have finished this beautiful creation with a little bit of embroidery to add some contrast. A blanket stitch from linen thread has been added around the v-neckline of the dress as well as the biceps, drawing the eye to the change of thickness in the sackcloth. We are incredibly proud of this dress and find it to be utterly enchanting! If just the embroidery isn’t enough and you’re looking to add a little bit more contrast to your costume, we also have a version of this dress available with black flax linen sleeves.
Please note, that you can order this robe dress in default color scheme only, no alterations in color or material are available.
IMPORTANT: Please, use only dry cleaning for this item. Do not wash!
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- Linen sackcloth;
- Black linen thread.
- Cut on the bias for flow;
- Tapered sleeves;
- Decorative embroidery;
- Unique sackcloth fabric;
- Flattering v-neckline;
- Beautifully flowing silhouette.