beetle fashion

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BEETLE WING and METALLIC EMBROIDERED DRESS, 1860s.

2-piece white organdy embroidered with silver metallic floral vines, the petals and leaves of emerald green and sapphire blue appliqued beetle wings, bodice having tiny, rounded collar, long scalloped sleeve and hem with green edging, double full skirt with three green edged scalloped and ruffled bands over a fully decorated underskirt tucked into four wide bands

prompt: sweater weather for @biweeklyboostle

it’s still 80 degrees here but y’know

Today’s warm up sketch was  the start of a new toned paper sketch book. I like to do name plate pages for the first page of every new sketch book. My name is also a flower so I like to go along with the latin ‘ex libris’ (from the books of) and use the scientific name of the flower Calluna Vulgaris.