The dresses, separates and accessories for sale on this page have all been designed and handmade by Anne Fontenoy. Some are one-off designs, at full price while some are samples from her collection which are for sale at reduced prices.
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Tunic made from Upcycled 100% silk and 100% silk off-cuts £600
Very small size, to fit a bust 79 to 83.5 cm (31 to 33 in)
The main tunic is made from an old silk dress which I cut up to upcycle it into a new design. On the reverse of the fabric there are some old stitch and wear and tear marks, although the front of the fabric looks smooth. The silk has been hand washed, but there are a few small marks from wear on it. The silk of the bodice is covered with left over embellished georgette silk from one of my designs; the sleeves and the back waterfall are also made from the georgette. There is a back fastening of large pearl buttons with plastic poppers to help secure the closure.
This is a one-off tunic.
Black sparkle ballgown. Sample £1500, new made to order from £2000
The sample is made from 100% Polyester sparkle fabric and lined with 100% Polyester. The tulle underskirt is 100% Nylon. If a new dress is made in this style from the same sparkle fabric then it would be lined with silk. The dress can also be made up in other fabrics from my fabric sources.
The cap sleeve cape is elasticated on the neck edges so that the dress can be won off the shoulder.
Sample size is small; UK 8 to 10. The measurement from the waist to the front hem is approximately 114 cm (45 in) and from the waist to the centre back of the train hem is approximately 135 cm (53 in). The sample has been modelled at a trade show; it has been on show at several craft and bridal fairs and then cleaned . It is as good as new.
Thai Silk wedding dress with hand beaded corded lace – £750 (reduced price)
Thai silk wedding dress in ivory lined with habotai silk. Silk bodice is covered with corded lace which has been hand beaded with imitation pearl beads.
This is a sample dress made from slightly faulty 100% silk which has been washed several times. It has been displayed in shop windows and wedding fairs so it is slightly imperfect.
The dress is approximately UK size 8 to 10 and is for sale, reduced from £2,500 to £750 due to imperfections from display and the fault in the silk . Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to view the dress by appointment only.
Silk bias cut wedding dress – £750 (reduced sample price)
Ivory silk bias cut wedding dress. This is a one-off dress from Anne Fontenoy’s collection. As with all her dresses, it is sewn completely by hand so there is no machine stitching, although most of the stitches are invisible with just some hand finishing. It is made from Princess satin, a silk which is no longer available and it is lined with 100% silk habotai.
The dress is an average small size that would probably fit a UK size 8 or 10 and maybe a small size 12?
Most of the satin is on the inside of the dress. The skirt is edged with the satin side of the fabric and the wide straps are made of the satin side of the material as is the side drape of the cross over skirt.
The ivory colour is a particularly rich ivory colour with cream overtones.
The cross over at the waist fastens with an intricately cut mother of pearl button.
This dress would normally cost around £2,000 but it is reduced to £750. This is because it has been on show at various wedding and artisan shows and has been on display as a sample for customers to see the design. It has been thoroughly steam cleaned but it has a few snags, mostly on the inside of the dress so the inside of the fabric is sightly imperfect, hence the reduction in price of this unique dress.
Although Anne may add a wedding dress with a similar style to her collection, this particular design will not be made again, particularly as the Princess satin with its very supple drape, is no longer available to purchase.
I can make a similar design in 100% silk sandwashed satin which has a lovely soft drape and handle, but only available in ivory, price from £2,000 including the silk.
Damask pink cashmere and silk tunic – flexible size. £400
Pink tunic made from cashmere and silk. The main fabric is a 33% cashmere and 67% silk voile in a soft damask rose colour which is lined with a tan coloured 100% silk habotai which enhances the depth of the rose colour.
The design is snug on the shoulders and then flows very softly over the body. The wide neck and fluid design mean that no fastening is needed to do up the tunic.
One-off tunic £400.
The cashmere and silk voile is no longer available but variations on the style can be made to order, POA
This generously fluid bias cut flowing tunic fits from about 77 cm (30 in) to 114 cm (45 in) bust
Back neck width 30 cm (11 ¾ in)
front neck depth 20.8 cm (7 ¾ in)
Front centre length 51.5 cm (20 ¼ in)
back centre length (21 ¾ in) 55 cm
sleeve length 49.5 cm (19 ½ in) around top of arm 34 cm (13 ½ in)
Blue silk chiffon flounced skirt with dark ivory spots – £250 (reduced sample price)
Dark blue silk chiffon skirt with dark ivory spots, lined with dark blue habotai silk.
The silk chiffon is printed with dark ivory spots onto dark navy silk chiffon. The second image is a close up of the spot design.
Waist 62 cm (24 ½ in)
hips 86 cm (34 in)
skirt yoke depth 20 cm (8 in)
full length of the skirt including yoke 89 cm (35 in)
A one-off skirt. It was made as a sample and it is in very good condition although it has been used for displays so it has been cleaned.
It would now cost at least £400 to make a skirt in this design plus the cost of silk lining and printed silk chiffon which I can only estimate would be around £400 for the printd silk because it is printed to order. I could make up the skirt in other silks POA
One off pink 100% silk dupion evening or bridesmaid dress – £850
100% silk shot pink dupion lined with the same dupion Dress Size small
Length from shoulder to hem approx. 138 cm (54 ½ in)
bust 86 cm (34 in)
waist 66cm (26 in)
hips 90 cm (35 ½ in)
neck depth front 22 cm (8 ½ in) and back 25.2 cm 21.5 cm (10 in)
Kaftan made from large rose print in 100% cotton £175
Loose fitting kaftan dress with no zips or fastenings. The print is discontinued, so this is a one-off, but I can make the style in other materials – please ask for details.
Size – fits up to 91 cm (36 in) bust and up to 96 cm (38 in) hips although it would best fit best someone with a bust between 84 to 89 cm (33 to 35 in) and hips between 86 to 91 cm (34 to 36 in)
Length from shoulder to hem 145 cm (57 in)
Outside sleeve length 49.5 cm (19.5 in)
5 mm black binding trim around neckline.
One off Brocade Jacket – £450
The jacket is made from a 55% Nylon, 45% Polyester brocade, lined with black 100% Polyester satin
All sizes are approximate
Medium size, UK size large 10 or a 12
Bust size 91.5 to 96.5 cm (36 to 38 inches)
Waist 71 cm (28 inches)
Shoulder at side of neck, to waist 42 cm (16 1/2 inches)
Waist peplum depth 7.5 cm (3 inches)
Outside sleeve length 57 cm (22 1/2 inches)
Jacket made of 80% Cotton/20% Nylon English lace, lined and trimmed with ivory 100% silk – a one-off £275
Edge to edge jacket with no front fastenings and sewn with French seams.
The approximate measurements of the jacket are as follows:
neck 50 cm this is the actual measurement of the jacket neck which is cut in a front curve that sits a bit below the neck so this measurement is larger than the size of a neck
shoulders 40 cm
side of neck to waist 46 cm
bust 102 cm
waist 84 cm
lower peplum edge 102 cm the depth of the peplum is 9 cm below the waist
sleeve length 24 cm
around top of arm (biceps) 32 cm
armhole (actual size) 49 cm
Ivory 100% silk crepe backed satin jacket trimmed with English lace – a one-off £275
Unlined, lightweight crepe backed satin jacket hand sewn with French seams.
Each lace scallop on the edging is approximately 1.5 cm wide, 1.4 cm maximum depth and 1 cm minimum depth.
Small size jacket, approximate measurements:
shoulders 39 cm
bust 81 to 86 cm
length of centre back seam from nape of neck 50 cm
length of centre front opening to edge of handkerchief point 61 cm
armhole 48 cm
top of arm (biceps) 30 cm
cuff width 34 cm ( slightly bell shaped sleeve)
outside sleeve length 56 cm
One-off cream silk shawl with black roses embroidered by hand – £1,200
Cream silk shawl hand embroidered with black roses, one of my embroidery designs. I hand sewed the stole from 100% cream silk crepe back satin although I used the crepe side for the top side of the shawl, which is lined with cream 100% silk habotai. I have used 100% silk thread for the embroidery.
I made the fringes from the crepe back silk satin, by drawing out the cross threads and finishing the shawl edge where the fringes start, with hand stitching to keep the fringes in place.
The shawl measures 38 x 199 cm (15 x 78 in)
I have only made one of these shawls. I can create other designs POA
HAND BEADED BAGS
Beaded flower on Blue Thai 100% silk lined with 100% Acetate lining £90 – a one-off
Beaded butterfly Ivory 100% silk Honan lined with the same silk £100 – a one=off
beaded leaf on green 100% acetate satin, 100% acetate lining £75 – a one-off
100% silk satin with corded lace bag – a one-off, soft bag £150
measurements at widest points 10 x 15 x 5 cm, cord length approximately 108 cm in total which measures 54 cm when worn over the shoulder
(left side picture) Rich ivory silk satin bag with inset of embroidered 100% silk organza fabric
The bag measures approximately 16 (bottom) x 16 (length) x 12 (top) cm and the cord strap measures 47 cm (18.5 in) when doubled, i.e. drop from shoulder is 47 cm
a one-off £90
(Right side picture) Light ivory heavy 100% silk bag with inset of embroidered 100% silk organza fabric
Bag measures approximately 16 (width) x 16 (length) cm and the cord strap measures 47 cm (18.5 in) when doubled, i.e. drop from shoulder is 47cm
a one-off £90
P&P for each bag £12 Royal Mail next day delivery guaranteed
Eri is one of the rare Indian wild silks which is spun rather than reeled so it looks different from other silks like Dupion.
Eri 100% silk hair bow. £18 + £1.50 P&P
There is a hair clip sewn t the back of the bow which measures approximately 18 cm wide x 7.5 cm deep. Centre band approximately 3.5 cm
Eri 100% silk hair bow. £15 + £1.50 P&P
I have sewn a vintage button from my grandmother’s collection to the centre of the bow. There is a metal hair slide which I have sewn to the back of the bow which measures approximately 16 cm wide x 7.5 cm deep centre 3.5 cm
Eri 100% silk hair bow. £10 + £1.50 P&P
There is a metal hair slide sewn to the back of the bow which measures approximately 17 cm wide x 10 cm deep, 4.5 cm centre
100% Thai silk shoe bows hand beaded with pearl type beads. £35 + £1.50 P&P
The clip on the back of the bows can be clipped onto the front (or back) of a shoe. Each bow measures approximately 11.5 cm x 15 cm (2.75 x 1.5 in)
LARGE SILK DUPION HAIR BOW £20
Pastel turquoise shot dupion silk hair bow; the edges are bound with ivory silk satin. The bow is hand sewn from 100% silk.
22 x 23 cm (8.5 x 9 in)
I have sewn a simple metal hair slide to the back of hair bow.
SMALL IVORY 100% POLYESTER SATIN HAIR BOW ON CLEAR HAIR COMB
Bow approximately 9 x 5 cm (3 1/2 x 2 inches)
comb 7.5 x 5 cm ( 3 x 2 inches)
£10 + £1.50 P&P
SQUARE VEIL WITH HAND BEADED LACE EDGING
Light ivory square wedding veil hand made from 100% nylon tulle veiling and hand trimmed with a lace edging which I trimmed by hand with glass beads.
The veil measures one square metre
This is a one-off product
£150 + £12 p&p
100% SILK HAND MADE ROSETTE WREATH HEADDRESS
The veils in the picture are not for sale but I do make veils to order from 100% silk tulle and also other tulles like Polyester or polyamide
Diameter of wreath 19 cm (7.5 inches)
circumference of wreath 55 cm (21.5 inches)
I made each rosette from various silks including crepe back satin, duchesse satin, Thai silk and organza in ivories and soft pale pinks, and then attached them to circle of millinery wire hand covered with silk.
This is a one-off although I can also make silk rosette wreaths to order – please ask for details
£300 plus £15 P&P
All designs copyright Anne Fontenoy