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I am planning on sewing my own wedding dress. Is it crazy to think that i may do a little beading/ sequin-ing to it? is that just way too over zealous? has any one had any experience with adding these details to a wedding or other dress? thanks in advance.. PS this is my first post i just joined, i am excited to find some pals Missing

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    Jan 3, 2013, 05.00 AMby tailorstack

    Good on you! You can also buy beautiful bridal fabrics that are already beaded/ sequined if that fits into your style. If sewing them on by hand yourself, I use clear thread (similar to fishing line but way finer) that way you can secure them without seeing your stitches.

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    Jan 3, 2013, 10.00 AMby sewingfan1

    I’d probably use an embroidery hoop :-) If there’s a way of using removable pencil/ink to draw the pattern lines you wantstraight onto the fabric (or better still putting a drawing underneath with the pattern you want to follow if the fabric is see thru) I bet that would make things easier. I’m trying to decide whether to make my own wedding dress too, but I think I’ll be going for the ready embroidered/beaded option myself if I choose that sort of dress as I know I wouldn’t have the patience to sew them all on myself (or to keep putting it away to keep it hidden during the process). The clear thread is a good idea and prob make sure you ‘close’ each stitch somehow so if it snapped you wouldn’t see the whole row of beads falling off. Here’s a grorgeous beaded project by one of the members of this site, there may be some advice on there too http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/beaded-leaf-gown Have fun!!

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    Jan 3, 2013, 06.50 PMby katexxxxxx

    Use good quality silk thread to match your background. That fishing line stuff is a whole world of grief and pain you do not want, and never used in couture dressmaking.

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