Miss Havisham

Small 8 inches(20cm) long, 10 inches (26cm) wide, paper fabric art dress assemblage.

A small three dimensional dress, part of the trousseau of Miss Havisham – the matriarch from the classic Dickens novel Great Expectations. Celebrating the bi-centennial of the birth of the famous author, the dress reflects the innocence of Miss Havisham before being jilted at the altar. Though the dress suffers the ravages of time its style remains youthful.

The bodice is sculpted from old book papers. The material of the skirt is a very pale lilac silk and linen mix, which has been ruched and stitched together to form the dome of the skirt. The edging of the skirt is a soft fraying muslin. The skirt is decorated with tiny sewn on beads.

    Miss Havisham