Monday, July 22, 2019

Beaded Street Wear

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My Daughter Was At It Again!
  
"Mommy, can you make this for me?" 
Gotta love it!
Of course I can!


I searched and searched for beaded black tulle and finally found it online at Mood Fabrics.  
I was ecstatic to find it...but then I'm always ecstatic to find the perfect fabric for any project. 😃 
I love the quality of this...very soft and it has a great drape!



The beads may look symmetrical, but they are not! The good news is that I only lost a few of them when I squared up the fabric...we all know how those cuts can be a bit crooked!


I didn't use pins or scissors...just my DYI fabric weights and my rotary cutter with a fresh blade!  I cut the back just a bit longer...to prevent a raised back hem.



I made a basket full of fabric weights quite a while ago.
I purchased metal washers from Home Depot and wrapped 2 each in a square of cotton fabric, then tied it with ponytail holders!




I used my zipper foot to sew it. Glad I though of that! 

Don't forget to check out my Online Presser Feet Class
They can be used in sew many applications!

While sewing I only had to remove 1 bead.  They come off with a very slight twist!
 Whew!


I made the waist casing for the 1/2" wide elastic with 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.

I always try to work "in the flat" as much as I can with any garment and this was no exception.  
So I finished the skirt with just one center back seam - after the elastic was inserted.





















Street wear is not for everyone, nor is  it for the faint of heart, but she wore it well!


Happy Endless Sewing!



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