Sunday, July 26, 2009

Front Trim In Progress


One full test done, except buttonhole. If I make a regular buttonhole, the facing will have to be attached before adding the trim. Could be cumbersome (lots of manipulation needed, as I found out, only using a small swatch). Thoughts of handling a whole jacket while doing the beadwork frightens me! Especially the front because the lines have to be so straight (Monk speaking). Maybe I can do the front before attaching it to the sides? The shoulders and sleeves will have to be done after construction. OMG I can hardly wait- Ouch!!
I'm now thinking a bound buttonhole will be the easiest, bypassing the need for facing attachment.

The lines are basted for accurate placement. I will see how easily they can be removed, I used silk thread but should have increased the length. My machine only goes to 5mm; so wish it went to 7.

Below is a closer picture to show the different color pearls: The lightest and darkest gray are both 6mm Swarovski, the two medium gray I don't know, but it's very good quality.

Close look at the cross. I used the mixed bag posted last time. It works fine but I got a little carried away with the amount; the left side has too many and thereby "leaning" over the beaded outline. The sew on crystals are from Beads & More in downtown LA.

If any of my dear readers are heading my way (Los Angeles) during the month of August, let me know! Baby It's You is, if I may say so myself, pretty darn good :))

10 comments:

  1. Wow, what patience you've got! Doing all these swatches would've already tried my patience past the point of no return.

    How heavy do you think the finished jacket will be?

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  2. This is an intriguing project. It is like tasting a dessert, one bite and you want a little more. The beading work looks amazing.

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  3. Can you do all this beading while the pattern is "in the flat"? That's how I handle a lot of my handwork. With all the weight from the beads, washers, etc, this could be quite challenging. But if anyone can pull this off it is you and I know you will do so beautifully.

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  4. I'm so excited to follow along with this project!

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  5. So fun to see some sparkly progress! I envy you having the patience to do this.

    Won't be in LA but will probably be going to see Mary Poppins at Playhouse square this weekend :)

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  6. This looks fantastic. Even better than the Balmain embellishments. I am so intrigued by your work. How exciting. Keep going!

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  7. this is going to be amazing! you are incredibly talented. like everyone else....i can't wait.

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  8. That is an amazing piece of work you're doing!

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  9. Wow, this is going to be a work of art!

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  10. Wow is right. This really is going to be a work of art. I'd really love to know what that moldable stuff is called.

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