Antique French child's dress with pintucks and chemical lace, which was produced by coating the underlying fabric with a chemical that allowed it to dissolve whilst leaving the lace pattern intact. Every stitch on this dress is done by hand ca.
England c.1855. The boy’s frock incorporates a white-work technique, broderie anglaise, in which small eyelets are outlined with sturdy embroidery stitches and cut out of the ground fabric. Although the result resembled lace. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/33987_270716133061164_1032513203_n.jpg