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Added Jun 11, 2011

by Ruffles Gazebo

Adelaide, Australia






For a local theatre company i drafted and made up 7 of these stretch dresses. Then the fun began…500 hand sewn sequins. Each was sewn on, then secured, then the next one was hand sewn on without cutting the threads. It was dam time consuming and i watched alot of movies and didnt take in any of them.

So much patients. Blergh. Never again. Also, kept getting the threads caught on my new wrist piercing ;-)

P.s. If there is an easy way to do this….someone please let me know!! Im sure the way i did it must have been the easiest way…but if there is another way id love to know!

Material Notes

500 sequins 2 metres of stretch fabric




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Evening Wear
Lace/Sequins, Satin

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    Jun 11, 2011, 11.05 PMby urbandon

    Great job.

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    Jun 11, 2011, 02.13 PMby ajtak7171

    Ok, the work might have been a drag, but the dress is glorious!

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    Jun 11, 2011, 02.04 PMby Debby H

    Being involved with a theatre company myself, I understand the work you have put in but I think you do forget this when you see how good they look on stage and all the great comments and thanks you receive from the cast and audience. Great job. I don’t know an easier way sorry.

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      Jun 11, 2011, 05.09 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

      haha thanks for wise words :) it is usually always worth it seeing something when its finished! too bad i dont get one lol. And i assumed there was no easier way, i was just hoping! thanks :)

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    Jun 11, 2011, 08.21 AMby kelerabeus

    Poor you :( but the dress looks so cute! I usually watch Gilmore Girls while hand sewing, find them quite soothing :)

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      Jun 11, 2011, 10.26 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

      i love gilmore girls! ive watched all the seasons 3 times now tho, and finished gossip girl. need to find something new!

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      Jun 11, 2011, 11.30 AMby kelerabeus

      ha ha, yea they’re the best :) have you tried with Pushing Daises? they have the most lovely clothes! and H.I.M.Y.M. also works for me :)

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      Jun 11, 2011, 02.13 PMby ajtak7171

      Haha, yes, Gilmore Girls, me too! And then all the seasons of project runway I could find online…

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    Jun 11, 2011, 07.25 AMby ndimi

    Really pretty, well done! And congratulations on your patience.

    7 of them? Sheesh! That’s an achievement!

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    Jun 11, 2011, 05.39 AMby sealtopaz

    I Love It (-:

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