“Kate” Dress

Dress Makers & Designers

Julie Harris, Uralla NSW

Dressmaker & Proprietor of 'Luv2WearWool'

Hi Leon,

Sounds like the fabric is doing great things for you. Here is a little testimonial that you may like to use. The fabric from Wool Charne' was lovely to work with. It had a lovely soft smooth feel and draped beautifully. I did note that creases fell out very easily, making garments easy care. I enjoyed making the fabric into a race wear dress.

Lindsay Whitehead, Melbourne VIC

Wool wedding gown
Wedding gown made
from wool

“I am a designer and maker of clothing and hats with a background in theatre costumes. I love to work with natural fibres as they usually have fantastic properties that just aren't achievable with their synthetic cousins. Added to this I grew up on a farm and so I like to support the farmers who are so integral to the life we have in Australia, a fact that is increasingly being taken for granted.

When I saw this fabric in the lead up to Henty Field days in 2012 I was very interested. When I met Leon and actually got my hands on it I was in love. The handle of the fabric was so beautiful. Soft, supple, smooth in both texture and colour it is a joy just to hold against your skin. After talking with Leon and Sandra about their ambition with the fabric I agreed to make a wedding gown for the Henty Natural Fire Fashion Awards. What I can say now that it's done is the pleasure was all mine. Sewing this fabric is a dream with a definite plus being the malleability of the seams when pressing the garment. You can easily achieve both prefect darts and crisp edges with the one fabric.

I certainly have had some weird looks when I have told people about making a wedding gown out of wool but the look soon changes when I can show them the fabric and the finished garment. Photographed, the garment has been (understandably) mistaken for a silk satin because of its luster. I have no doubt wool Charne will be can and should have a place in the modern bridal and fashion market. Added to this, being able to use a locally developed fabric and investing back into the Australian wool industry is a pleasure.”


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