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A pair of black silk Victorian appliques such as these might have been used on a bodice. The detail of the appliques are quite beautiful and so striking! Want more details on the two extraordinary pieces? Why not check them out here
Another applique in a tape or Battenburg lace. The lovely piece is handmade from machine made tape lace. Starting with drawing or stenciling a pattern on to cloth, the tape is laid on the design and basted to the fabric. The filling stitches (brides or bridges) are then worked to join the tape together. Upon completion of the pattern the basting stitches are then removed lifting the completed work from the fabric. Again, a lovely piece to be incorporated into a garment of the period. Ah, yes, here's the details on this pretty piece. Read here.