DRESS  1880

 

This bobbin lace dress is only 1 1/2" .

 

In 1999 I did a course about historical costumes with Jacoba de Jonge.
There I saw the original dress, made of fine wool.
I knew from pictures that Queen Wilhelmina wore this style of dress as a toddler.
I immediately pictured this dress in miniature.
 

Jacoba was nice enough to lend me this dress so I could measure and copy it exactly.
I made the lace with Egyption cotton nr 185.
 

Front of the original dress Front of the miniature dress. If the collar is put up you can see the
lace round the arms
 
Back of the original dress Back of the miniature dress Detail of the back with the tiny buttons