2 things: the light smocking on the round yoke, and the "ruffle" bottom. I would love to make a special occaision dress from some of the design elements of this. (Gorgeous heirloom Christening Gown By Kathy Dykstra.
"Exquisite 19th C. Ayrshire Christening Gown Circa mid 1800's, superb Ayrshire embroidery on this delightful gown. The bodice is encrusted heavilly with fine whitework and the unusual sleeves are also heavilly embellished. A lovely pyramid shaped design on the skirt with fine Ayrshire work on the wings and all around the edges. The Ayrshire embroidery is quite superb, a truly beautiful gown!"