Here part of a portrait which shoes the effect I was going for. Some period shirts had a single line as the closure while others from that period had two. This is the first shirt I’ve done with this sort of pair of braided closures and I’m quite happy with the look.
Here is the gathered ruffle and the section of blackwork prior to assembly.
Here is the gathered ruffle assembled to the front and back of the collar. The braided closures are 12 inches long each with a 1/2 allowance for attaching to the collar.
Here is the assembled collar prior to attaching to the shirt.
Voilà! Here is the completed collar attached to the shirt. Now I have only one cuff left to do and this project will be wrapped up.