There was a time when beautiful laces were manufactured in the US, and when I would go to New York to visit my fabric vendors, they would place calls to their factories in the Catskills to check on quantities for me. That was a long time ago. One by one, they went out of business and their intricate machinery was auctioned off and sent mostly to China.
I have just a handful of these high quality laces left in the studio, and I don't part with them easily. I am attached.
So, when I wanted the perfect dress in which to celebrate my 50th birthday, I decided it was time to cut some of it up.
This is the Black Widow Baby dress, and there was only enough lace to make about 25 units, so we made it a cut-to-order only piece. There's only enough lace to make a few more, and at $247, it is a downright steal, if I do say so myself.