Stitchgasm! Historical dresses by Judith Pudden


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Judith Pudden is creating some truly sumptuous mixed media artwork featuring dresses from the past. Every new piece that she posts on her Instagram feed is thrilling.

Victoria Dress, mixed media, hand embroidery on paper by Judith Pudden.
Victoria Dress, mixed media, hand embroidery on paper by Judith Pudden.

Pudden interprets actual historical dresses, using hand embroidery, thread and rich papers.

Detail from Victorian Dress.
Detail from Victorian Dress.

The gowns start as early as the Elizabethan period and include pieces from the Regency, Victorian, Edwardian and the 1920s.

1920s dress. Mixed media, by Judith Pudden.
1920s dress. Mixed media, by Judith Pudden.

I’m amazed at how she translates the fabric into paper and her precise attention to the details of the often complicated gowns. I also enjoy the way she posts the original gowns next to her lovely creations.

Edwardian gown by Judith Pudden.
Edwardian gown by Judith Pudden.

For more of Pudden’s work, be sure to follow her on Instagram. You can even purchase one of her pieces in her etsy shop.

Regency dress. Imagine Elizabeth Bennett wearing it.
Regency dress. Imagine Elizabeth Bennett wearing it.

Pudden’s work with historical dresses is unique and stunning.


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Olisa Corcoran is a stitch artist and blogger living in Durham, NC. She speaks fluent Nuyorican and always keeps her dial turned to 11.
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