The Queen of hearts is progressing very very slowly because it is too hot t work on the hand stitching on the coat but I have done quite a bit. In the meantime I have been stitching hearts on water soluble fabric to go on the bodice, which is also plain and complete. The bodice goes under the coat so I did not want it to be too fussy, The skirt design is well on the way and a sample started.
Here are the hearts being stitched
then washed out and drying.
The bodice and the first heart applied to test for size