This is so lovely. I've seen a lot of antiques that have the lace come up over the edge I think to soften the line even under clothing. I like how you placed it decoratively and is fantastic styled with the harness underneath.
I agree that the casings detract from the really lovely color blocking of the plain exterior. I love the way it looks without the casings and would probably try applying them to the interior. But it's lovely work!
Beautiful colour choices! Can't wait to give this patent a go.