Emma Wilson is awarded 2012 Patterns of Fashion The Patterns of Fashion Award

The four finalists for the 2012 Patterns of Fashion Awards came to Bath on 7 July.

Caroline Hall from the Arts University College at Bournemouth: Day dress with detachable gilet and evening bodice C1870/1

Emma Wilson from Coleg Morgannwg, Cardiff: Wedding dress C1827-9

Rhiannon Gillick from Coleg Morgannwg, Cardiff: Polonaise C1770-80

Kate Lyons from Coleg Morgannwg, Cardiff: Morning dress C1837-41

The winner was Emma Wilson from Coleg Morgannwg, Cardiff. Emma chose to recreate a c1827-29 ivory silk brocade wedding dress having studied the original that is held in the Gloucester Museum collection. Her background research into the period along with the care, with which she sourced her materials before lovingly recreating the dress assisted her to create such a successful outcome. It was her first experience of hand stitching a complete garment and she felt she soon perfected the technique. It required a great attention to the complex decorative details that she handled beautifully.