So. Many. Beads.

This is the first beaded dress I’ve tackled in a while.

Step one–remove all the beads that will come within 1/4″ of the seam allowance.

Step two–take in dress.

Step three–reapply beads in a magical, whimsical way that keeps the spirit of the dress alive and hides any paces where the silver filigree has gotten awkwardly trapped in the seam allowance.

I hate beaded dresses with silver filigree. If you buy the wrong size, the silver threads will end up eaten by the seam allowance. No matter how much I explain this to brides in the fitting process, brides are never really thrilled with the final result.

Oh well. If I’m going to spend my Saturday night tackling something that must be frustrating, at least it’s beautiful.

This dress qualifies. Pretty, right?



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