The dress start from the neck, all external rings and split rings have a picot, tatting proceeds in a "S" wave, swapping first and second shuttle. Don't cut ends but leave a long tails in both. I left 20cm.
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Wings are tatted separately:
Cut and tie the ends. Start the second wing, connecting the first row to the other wing.
The dress is closed in the back, using the long ends. How many ways to lace up your shoes? That's mine!
But there's the wings, so BEFORE the second last fastening, join wings in two points, as showed by those arrows: untie (not showed in the picture) join the bottom part of wings, then tie the second last picots, then join the middle picot of wings, then tie the last picots of the dress.
Then, to keep the "head" in the middle, I took one of the ends and passed through the central picot of the neck:
That's now the time for the head. I inserted both ends in a wooden bead, then added a sort of aureole as a little ring, 10 picots separated by 1ds, leaving a tail of about 10cm. I've inserted that tail from up to down, inside the head and the dress, joined a transparent plastic bead and anchored head and bead with a couple of knots. I passed inside the little ring the long tail coming from the dress.
Here it is, standing up and also dangling from my hand:
Buon Natale! Merry Christmas!
I'll be back with the new year. Happy holidays!