Saturday, February 1, 2014

Alabama Chanin Beaded Mardi Gras Dress - The Front!

Ooh, here's a little teaser of my untrimmed fabric. The beads are actually gunmetal gray.


It just begs to be framed and hung on a wall.


And here are 30 pictures of the dress in different light. I've sewn the center front together and just started felling the seam at the bottom.


Then I noticed that the seam pulls to the right from the knees down - gotta undo that and fix it.


Ignore the royal blue dress form covering - I gotta do something about that, too.


And I finally got my sewing machine back from the shop after breaking a needle attaching Dean's cuffs to his Kwik Sew fleece jacket, so I finished that today too.


The pics are really lightened up to show the details.


So I really think I can get this dress finished in time for Mardi Gras one month from today. Off to straighten a seam!

12 comments:

Pam said...

Wow! That dress is fantastic and the gunmetal beading makes it a bit edgy too. Perfect for Mardi Gras or any other event, really! Yeah, on the polar fleece jacket -- I must admit I find sewing on polar fleece a bit frustrating -- it's easy to throw your sewing machine out of whack with that thick fabric!

Sheila said...

Stunningly gorgeous. .. impressive work.

BeckyW said...

Your dress is absolutely beautiful!!!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Thank you, ladies! I think it'll work out...back to beading!

Junior said...

Beautiful! Memaw would love it....you could make her Eastern Star gowns!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Uh oh, does this look like a Mamaw gown?! Jim said something similar about it looking younger in person than in pics....hmmm.

Bianca S said...

Just Wow!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!!

Robbie

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

I owe my progress to you, Bianca!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Thanks, Robbie!

Junior said...

No, I meant how some of her gowns had pretty detail. :)

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Aha!