isn't it beautiful!! Look at some of these fabrics...
But it is not without damage, apart from the edge needed a whole new bias, some of the fabrics have been completely eaten away. I guess the only way to patch this is with careful applique's :(
a lot of the red colours in patterns in particular have suffered :(
I'm going to keep it on my bed for a bit and will think/research about the best ways to repair it.
In the meantime here's my outfit for an upcoming wedding.. I found the sparkly fairy cape in the attic. I remember paying quite a bit for it in uni so I'll wear it again :) Its a muslim fabric adorned with lots of beads by hand. The dress is great too because I bought it in the very middle of officer training when I was quite skinny, and I fit back into it now :) Its covered in beads too with broderie anglais stlye cutouts :)