Surface decoration is really one of Jennifer's wonderful talents, and she brought embroidery, trims, and beadwork into play here. She intentionally left the area between the gold braids blank for a visual white space. It's easy to overdo embroidery so you have to know when to stop!
The colors and patterns in the embroidery were inspired by a piece of Liberty lawn that Jennifer plans to use to cover the jacket's collar (like so):
Beautiful work, Jennifer!