What better way to spend some time but at the sewing machine. This time the project was a very cute, well made prom dress that was in need of a bit(?) of alteration for the upcoming event the first part of May at the local high school. The ultra slender young gal who will be wearing this darling required a subtraction of several inches at the top of this strapless number, so off to the machine and a bit of UNsewing to begin with………… Sometimes just getting at the inside of a garment is a bit of a logistical challenge. The triumph achieved, the inches subtracted (4 in total!) and the closing stitches completed. Now, on to the rebeading. The gap in the beading is shown in the photo below. The beadwork at the top and raised waist was originally hand done after the dress was completed so before I initially opened the side seams I needed to secure the beadwork either side of the seams. Having done that, the task of stitching was quite simple. Beadwork is the relaxing finishing process that I always enjoyed during the time of my bridal sewing business. The key: do not hurry…take it one bead/sequin at a time.
A very satisfactory result, don’t you agree?? And one final full length photo……..Layers of pleated chiffon over lovely soft satin. Very nice. You know it’s Spring when the prom dresses and tulips begin to appear!!!. Til next time…………………………….