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« on: February 09, 2013 11:16:54 PM »

So I started covering and decorating a new top using supplies I was gifted for Christmas (I heart my family!)  Anyway, it's not completed yet, but I'm dying to share it anyway!  The one side is largely completed, and I feel like that counts for something.  I'm going to add more of those teeny tiny seed beads around the pearls, to tie all the gold tones together (and the base of it really is gold, not brown, stupid camera).





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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013 02:02:22 AM »

wow that is stunning. All those teeny tiny beads. I look forward to seeing the completed bra.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013 02:47:36 AM »

That is really really pretty! I love the fluidity. Wow! All that bead work and stitching. Beautiful.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013 04:58:06 AM »

It looks professional.  Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013 05:23:33 AM »

Wow! Beautiful! I can't wait to see the final project.
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013 10:39:34 AM »

Wow! Looks really great. Can't wait to see the finished product Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013 07:30:00 PM »

Gorgeous, Aisy!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013 07:46:52 PM »

Stunning, Ais!! I bet it looks and even sounds really neat when it moves.
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2013 08:07:55 PM »

That is a lot of work, but totally worth the effort. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013 06:49:22 AM »

stunning work...how nice to have the talent to make your own dancing outfits!
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looks great! I need to make a new coin bra, mine is disintegrating. Sad Sweat is not kind to fabric. Gross but true. I just have a hard time finding a base that I like. Did you stiffen the cups? Is it going to be a halter strap?
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2013 07:11:38 AM »

Thanks!  I should have picked a better bra...this was a cheapie WalMart special, but the cups started out super stiff, so that was a bonus.  I did reinforce them, though, because I knew I wanted to put a lot of fringe on, and didn't want them to collapse.  They're each lined with craft weight interfacing that's sewn in, and the straps are the same interfacing and a layer of duck.  I'm 90% sure I'm going to do cross back straps on it, to give me a faux-halter line, without putting the weight on my neck.  I'll sew them in the back and then put hooks in the front, which is my absolute FAVORITE trick for getting in and out of a bra easily, on my own.
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2013 07:08:35 AM »

Nice work!  Would love to see it finished. Are you making a belt to match?
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2013 09:03:52 AM »

Thanks!  I am!  I ran out of one of the bead types, but the bra is substantially complete.  I even went ahead and lined it.  I just want to add a few more strands of straight fringe to one of the cups.  I plan on starting the belt this month, when I get the same beads!
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