Amazing Remembrance day dress made from 3,000 poppies nearly makes motorists crash!
A boutique owner has designed a Remembrance Day dress made from 3,000 poppies in tribute to Britain’s fallen soldiers – and it is so striking it has almost caused CAR CRASHES.
Sarah Morgan, who owns Butterfly Boutique in Menai Bridge, Wales, said her floral fashion has been attracting so much attention distracted drivers have almost crashed outside her shop.
The amazing dress features huge handmade green and red poppies with sequined centres for the bodice and a full floor-length skirt made of traditional paper poppies.
Sarah was given 4,500 poppies from the Royal British Legion to make the gown with colleagues Simone Lewis and Laurie Williams spending 24 hours stitching each flower into the dress’ tulle skirt.
Mum-of-two Sarah, 39, said: “So many people have stopped by or called just to tell us how incredible the dress is.
“We have had cars pulling up on the curb to take pictures and a couple have nearly crashed because they’ve been staring at the dress in the window.
“That plus the attention it’s got on social media has been quite overwhelming for us – we’re just a little shop.
“But everyone has only had positive things to say and it is so touching to hear and read all the messages of support for our armed forces.
“I came up with the idea for the dress last year but it was too close to Remembrance Day and I didn’t know how to go about getting the poppies.
“This September I called the Royal British Legion and they were really helpful and organised 4,500 for us. We put the ones we didn’t use for the dress towards creating a wonderful window display.
“Sarah and Laurie put 24 hours work into creating the dress and it has turned out even better than I imagined it.
“It really is amazing and there is so much detail up close. The larger handmade poppies for the bodice have sequin centres which is a really nice touch. It’s beautiful.”
Sarah said the attention – which has also seen the dress rack up 25,000 views on social media – has been ‘overwhelming’ for the small boutique.
Remembrance Day is a cause close to her heart as she has several family members who have served in the armed forces.
But the mum does not think you need to know anyone who has served the country to appreciate the importance of paying tribute to the men and women who have fallen in war.
A portion of proceeds taken at Butterfly Boutique are being donated to the Royal British Legion for Remembrance Day.
Sarah, who lives with husband Dave Morgan, 61, and daughters Danica, 12, and Leonnie, 10 and has owned the boutique for two years, said: “Remembrance Day is a cause close to my heart.
“I do have quite a few family members who have served in the Welsh Guards and my cousin was in the Falklands War.
“But I think Remembrance Day is a day the whole nation appreciates. Everyone can appreciate what our soldiers have done for us over the years.
“It is a day of tribute that really brings everyone together. And I really think the Royal British Legion is the most important national charity.”