This was my dress for the wedding. #burda 6549. The fabric is a stretch cotton sateen from #marcytiltonfabrics . I sewed a petticoat and slip for under the skirt to give the dress more volume and shape. The awesome necklace and earrings are #katespade brand from #nordstroms . And the shoes...oh the shoes..love them! They are #reneeshoes brand from #zappos . #burdastyle #imakeclothes #yeahimdone
The wedding was yesterday. The blue beads are all hand sewn in place. I also wove and sewed the aqua ribbons around the neckline and armholes. She really looked lovely. The last picture shows the original dress. #handbeading #handembroidery #nimbleneedlenj #wonderribbon #sundancebeads #sustainableclothing #yeahimdone
Next step in embellishing the white dress is to add a line of aqua-colored metallic thread to the very bottom edge of the top skirt . I'm using #wonderfildazzlethread in color #DZ3130 . Taking tiny stitches of skirt fabric to hold thread. This will take a while. #wonderfilthreads #handembroidery #embellishment
Started embellishing the white dress with blue metallic ribbon from #thecollectiondesigns (#wonderribbon 324 sky blue) . I sewed 4mm stitches - half the width of the presser foot - away from the neck and arm hole edges. Then I used a large eye needle to weave the ribbon through the stitches on the top of the bodice only. The resulting pattern looks like shiny rick rack. So far, so good. #handembroidery #handbeading #embellishment
For the next couple of weeks I will be transforming this beautiful, white flower girl dress into a wedding guest dress for my daughter. Her favorite color is aqua, so that will be the accent color. I'll be using ribbons and beads. More pics to come.