Pudden interprets actual historical dresses, using hand embroidery, thread and rich papers.
The gowns start as early as the Elizabethan period and include pieces from the Regency, Victorian, Edwardian and the 1920s.
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.
Pudden’s work with historical dresses is unique and stunning.
Olisa Corcoran is a stitch artist and blogger living in Durham, NC. She speaks fluent Nuyorican and always keeps her dial turned to 11.