Firefly1052, an eBay seller, was showing this dress a while ago and was kind enough to share it with us here on the Irish Together Blog. It is a French Victorian dress made of white net and elaborately detailed Irish Crochet work.
|Detail of bodice. I love the change in texture that is achieved with the different types of background joining.|
|Bodice net and collar detail. The collar is 2.5 inches tall.|
|Detail of the waist decoration. This looks like a much heavier thread was used here than on the other Irish Crochet areas. I wonder if it was added later...?|
|Back view. The strip of Irish Crochet near the bottom of the skirt is 4.5 inches wide.|
|Close up of large flower on sleeve. I see possible Clones Knots on the petals!|
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