Bands of eyelet alternating with rows of trapunto cording form a wide hem border that is both decorative and functional. The stiff trapunto cording is like a crinoline holding the flared shape of the skirt. (Trapunto means to embroider.) The design is outlined with two or more rows of running stitches and then padded from the underside for a raised effect.
1862 side - Bride in white lace cap and black, with fabric flowers, ribbons of silk taffeta and core wire. ____ (translated by Google from Italian)