Jenny La Fleur
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the joy of beading
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s0mmer From: s0mmer Date: May 2nd, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow, that looks great! It's going to be amazing to see even one panel finished.

I got confused when you trimmed off seam allowances--the zigzag to sheet finishes the edge, and the sheet is underlining? So it's sheet that's sewn together at seams, plus beading across seam lines?
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 3rd, 2010 02:18 am (UTC) (link)
Correct, the sheet is the underlining. You could sew it together via the interlining seams but I'm going to treat it more as an appliqué, tucking the interlining seams underneath and mounting each panel separately to a twill under bodice. The seams will be covered with beads or sequins, not sure what yet.

I'm doing it this way in case I need to alter or repair the bodice at some point. Also it's much easier to do this method of beading with the tension of a hoop and by keeping the panels small it makes it much easier to have that. :>
s0mmer From: s0mmer Date: May 3rd, 2010 02:22 am (UTC) (link)
Aaah, very clever! I love clever things :) It's going to be gorgeous--only wish I could see you in person.
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