And the other out of storage...
Click Here: The Curating of Marie-Antoinette's Dress to take you to see a wonderful Podcast from the Royal Ontario Museum on the exhibit and handling of the real thing:
"Embellished with silk embroidery, ribbon appliqués, spangles and glass stones, follow the journey of Marie-Antoinette's lavish dress from ROM's vault to the gallery. Discover the delicate conservation methods, innovative mounting techniques and the mesmerizing history of the woman who once wore this dress." Royal Ontario Museum
***Updated 12-13-2008: This is no longer a current exhibit and the podcast has been archived HERE.*****
And progress on my own handwork...
Detail of the beaded embroidery
Also got Sky's peach pettycoat together except for the hem and have trimmed the skirt's velvet forepart with the gold bullion trim.
Kim's fabric is prepped for her skirt and that's part of what's on the burner for today.