Thursday, February 7, 2013
Blingy sleeves are done
The lace itself is just over 8 inches deep, so the cuffs are pretty epic, if I do say so myself, Do you notice the heart with the fleur? They're even heraldic. How cool is that? I was beside myself when I bought the lace (it's a vintage window valence but shhhhhh.) It looks pretty reticella-like to me. The whole dress is on the theatrical side with the rhinestones and pearls and such so I just went for it. I promise I'll do penance and handsew something in wool with no lace soon. I did do handdone eyelets and the lace is stitched on by hand. I even did the outer construction by hand so only the inner skirt long seams and the boning channels are machine done. I did itty-bitty unpadded cartridge pleats for a change of pace and I like how they changed the look.
Accessories still to come, but I have to finish up a gift project first. I'll show you the various bits of it tomorrow.