Cotton voile with a repeating solid dot woven in the fabric trimmed with non-stretchy non-crushed panne velvet for extreme contrast. The dress was cut using an 1870s dress from Patterns of Fashion and inspired by paintings by Tissot, Toulmouche and even Whistler.
Dress made over slightly for a friend to wear to a Victorian picnic.
April 2007 a house fire damages this dress and many others. The dress is currently being restored with replacement velvet.