I have another dress for you from the vaults of the Canadian Costume Museum.Isn’t this a yummy color. It even with stood photographing in a dungeon with dying camera batteries!I loved the sleeve details. It would be fairly easy to do. A ruffle at the hole edge. A double ruffle with encased edges further up. A fancy bow in the middle-ta da!All the decoration of this dress is the sleeves and the color. Powerful but simple.The evening bodice is decorated in white lace at the throat and gold twisted velvet on the sleeves. The velvet threw me off a bit. I wondered if there was a sash of gold that has gone missing so that the sleeves would be tied in better. But, there is a big bow on the back made with the blue so there couldn’t have been a sash.
Unfortunately, I got side tracked by another dress and didn’t get a photo of the back of the ball bodice before it was taken off of the dummy.