Back in the day, 1734, proper young ladies prepared for their future as a wife & mother. This wedding dress is truly a labour of love:
A Very Special Embroidered Wedding Dress
According to the Nerdy History Girls:
"The bride, Elizabeth Bull, was born in Boston in 1716. While we often tend to think of New England in the early 18th c. as a primitive colony in the wilderness, Boston was a sophisticated town, connected to all the world's seaports by its ships. As the only daughter of a wealthy merchant, Elizabeth was not only taught fine needlework, but had access to silk threads from the best shops in London and silk cloth from China. She also had the time to devote to perfecting her skill, as well as a genuine talent for color and design."
Imagine all the hopes & dreams that went with stitches in this dress. I hope she had a happy ending!
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Hope you're having a great day-Carole