Here is the prototype of the maid outfit in my previous blog post, all made in calico. I think it is just as nice as the final piece. It looks more simple with no piping details and plain cotton ribbon replacing fancy trimmings or no trimmings at all. Instead, the lace insert along the front skirt near the hem is hand crocheted and buttons are my handmade trapped embroidery resin buttons. It is interesting how using a different material or colour changes the look so much even with the same design.