Friday, November 21, 2008

Shannon's Dress Motif

Here is the reconstructed motif for Shannon's dress. I was able to re-use the white bugle beads and the studded rhinestones. The cream seed beads were next to impossible to get off the organza-ish original material and I just didn't have the patience to snip away at them.
I kept the basic outline of the original design and just filled in with sequins and boucle stitch, adding some gold at her request. It is sewn on a heavy-ish weight of pellon. I hope she likes it.

I loved those studded rhinestones. I had never worked with them before. Hmmm, something else to add to the shopping list!


Carol said...

Just as we suspected. You have turned a catastrophy into a work of art. Congratulations on a beautiful reconstruction.

Plays with Needles said...

You did a great job. I hope the event goes well. It looks like your beading little Christmas ornaments over it true?

Tracey N. said...

I knew when you were done with this, it would be even nicer than it was when you started with it! I was right. You have so much talent! I bet she will be thrilled when you show it to her. Lucky lady for sure! Hugs!

Jacquie said...

Uh Wow, Looks like it is much more beautiful than the original. Fantastic!