Bride on the hunt for a designer to make a wedding dress from her dead mum's hair

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer

A bride-to-be is looking for a designer who can – and is willing to – craft a wedding dress using her dead mother’s hair.

The anonymous woman posted the unusual request on fashion manufacturing website Sewport and revealed in the advertisement that she started collecting her mum’s hair for four years prior to her death in August.

The 61-year-old also adds that she is prepared to pay £15,000 (AU$27.4k) for a replica of her late mother’s wedding gown.

An anonymous bride-to-be is looking for a dressmaker to design a wedding dress from her dead mother’s hair [Photo: Getty]

“I’m looking for someone to recreate my mother’s wedding dress from 1953, which she wore when she married my father. My mother passed away recently and I’d like to create a special memento of her life,” wrote the UK-based bride wrote.

Alongside the post, the woman also included sketches of the dress she would like for her big day and the ballroom-style gown features her mother’s hair sewn into the sleeves and hem.

Although it is admittedly a rare request in 2018, it was common practice for Victorian mourners to wear jewellery containing a lock of hair from a dead relative.

The anonymous woman included sketches of her dream wedding dress in the post [Photo: Sewport]

So far, no dressmaker has volunteered for the role.

The woman later reveals that she began to collect her mother’s hair when she fell ill back in 2014 and admits that her request is “quite weird”.

However, she hopes to have the completed garment in time for the anniversary of her mum’s death next August.

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