When attending a grand bal you do need some more stuff then a beautiful dress.
This is what I will be wearing (besides from the gown).
The shoes will be my American Duchess Kensingtons, decorated with some leftover fabric. They are about 100 years to early, but they are both comfortable and in the right colour so they will have to do. Besides, I will be wearing long skirts.
As outerwear I will be re-using my brown velvet cape (it will be the 3 outing).
And maybe some shawls, and neckpieces depending on the weather.
I have decided not to wear a necklace (because of the style on my dress neckline) , but are thinking about some earings and maybe a brosch in the front neck.
Hm, I need to think a bit on this. But the victorian motto is “More is More”, so I may just have to take some time tomorrow away from my busy sewing schedule for shopping.