A very blurry close-up. I need a new camera!
It was made to match this gown:
Blue velvet, lined with pink silk. The shape, measurements and placement of the embroidery are all taken from an extant late 18th century bag. The drawstring goes through metal rings. It was fun to design the embroidery and fun to do it too. The silver spangles was a trial. It’s the first time I have tried to sew on spangles, and I obviously need a lot of practice.