Friday, April 22, 2011

Ready for some bling!

This morning I got some time in the sewing room to work on the blingy bra. I am spending so much time on it but am so enjoying it, smiling along the way. Today I turned under all raw edges and sewed them, got the inkle band back band on, got the straps on and the tule. It's now ready for lots of blingy crystals and beads!
The main goal of this guild challenge is to not be afraid to cut into handwoven fabric and sew it. No problem here, what I found difficult to work with was the slinky lining fabric and that very fine glittery tule. It's looking good, isn't it? My mannequin doesn't fill out those cups but it looks ok on it....hmm, she doesn't have any of those bulges on the sides either.........
Here's the back complete with regular bra hooks and plastic 'hardware'. I took three pictures of the back and this was the best of the bunch, not so good.

This afternoon I went over a friend's house to see her Brother embroidery machine in action.....oh, this is a very tempting toy to purchase, I'm thinking seriously on it. I could get the embroidery module for my Bernina but it's much more expensive and for the playing I'd do I think this machine would be perfect. I've been working like crazy the past few years selling my handwovens and roving, hand-dyed and Ashland Bay) and not spending any of the proceeds, it's time to purchase a few toys.......

1 comment:

I love your comments - thank you!