|Baste baste baste!|
|I'm especially proud of the sleeves. I overcasted the side of the bodice by hand.|
|A closer look at the lace. The solid black fabric is the Italian Satin I bought on the whim with no clear idea what to do with it. So glad I finally found a use for it.|
The next part of my progress is this:
|My husband and I on our wedding day, April 15, 2005|
While the silhouette of the dress was gorgeous, it lacked in embellishment. So off I went to Joanns and Hobby Lobby to find beads that matched the sparse beading that was already on the dress. I only had two weeks to embellish my wedding dress. (Yeah, two weeks. That's another long story) So off my inept self went. I was able to bead only what was needed, but nothing beyond that. It took me forever, I have never sewn or beaded anything before. Then I got married and put the dress away. I only had a small amount of regret for not being able to finish the embroidery and beading.
Seven years and loads of sewing and beading experience later, I decided to pick it up again.
|This is the dress before I beaded anything on it. Photo taken in late March, 2005|
|My Work In Progress. I really would like to fill the whole bodice with pretty pretty silver beads. |
Photo taken today, January 31, 2012.
I am thinking of beading the black 1910s Tea Gown with black beads and crystals. What do you think?