After many hours of hand-sewing, I have completed the embellishments on the Victorian dress. The pattern of the trim is based on a number of photographs and fashion drawings from the 1840s – 186os. It’s two layers of trim: the top one is thin, red velvet ribbon. The collar is antique lace and so is the lace at the cuffs. All hand-sewn onto the garment, which was provided to me by the person who asked me for assistance.
I listened to some great digital recordings of J.K. Rowling’s first three “Harry Potter” books, while I sewed.
Here are a couple of pictures.