Last year I found a red satin embossed with a crocodile print. So crazy that I had to have it! I was inspired by the Pingat red day dress at the Kyoto Costume Institute. My version is the crocodile fabric paired with a plain red taffeta and black venise lace with tassel trim at the hem. Bodice is an altered Truly Victorian late bustle bodice and the skirt is a heavily modified Truly Victorian 4 gore underskirt.
Here is a close up of the croquet mallet harness I made out of one wide belt, one cannibalized thin belt (used as the shoulder harness), some brass D-rings, a scrap of black vinyl fabric, and some brass stampings.