I'm likely making that up but it sounds good! Our Victorian lady is done. Yeah. First, that unstitched netting on the hat was machine stitched through stabilizer as planned. The broad background of black was textured with small scrolled stitching as well, then some nice purchased embellishments added to top it off!
The outline embroidery was added on face and bodice, colonial knots on the collar and hat brim, and I can call this lady finished. Wish I got to keep her. Click once or twice on photo for closeup.