One of the laces is 100% cotton the other a cotton/poly blend so yes you guessed it they did not dye exactly the same color. But I expected that. I used them on alternating rows on the bottom hem. To give a little contrast to the cape. I also used soutache braid on the cape hem on three rows of the lace the braid I used was about 100 years old. The lace one is antique and one is vintage I bought both spools of lace at the same time at an antique store about 2 years ago. They where the last of a supplies of new old store stock the antique store had. Both where made by the same manufacturer but because one was older than the other the labels where a little different ie. 100% cotton as opposed to poly cotton and the age and design of the labels also showed a difference in age too.
Look at this picture to see what the black fabric looks like up close. Right now this is Aunt March's came but I may switch it to Mrs. March's have not decided fully yet.