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Flutter sleeve with embroidery
Lighter lace applique
example of beading:
Idea to incorporate gold, is to add gold
beading to the yellow elements of embroidery on the gown.
Lace replacement ideas
Original lace crochet style.
Option 1: Delicate corded lace
I would use multiple appliqués like this to create a similar layout to the original, unless you wanted it changed.
Option 2: Embroidered cotton applique
Option 3: Embroidered applique in a more intricate style.
Option 4: Delicate chantilly lace.
This is the lightest option, and would be
very subtle, less visible than the others.
Let me know your thoughts, and if you have any other ideas on the lace applique.