Friday, June 5, 2009

Vacation project - Brown & turquoise beaded skirt

I took a few projects with me during my vacation to keep me occupied during the evenings when the little boys went to bed early. I tend to get car sick so didn't plan to work on them during the long long drives. (We went from Texas to Northwest Wyoming!) However, as you may guess, I got super bored. Justin suggested I do something, so I gave it a whirl and low and behold sewing tiny beads to fabric didn't make me nauseous! Neither did knitting, but that atrocious sweater is for another post.

Anyone remember this outfit from October 2008? I decided to add a little bling and sewed small turquoise beads to the insides of the flowers. This idea came to me via a Macy's ad of a wonderful daisy skirt with large black beads in the center of the flowers.

Here's a closeup of the fabric with the beads affixed. They're pretty tiny. I didn't want to sit on large beads - sounded uncomfortable - but don't like the looks of beading in the front only.

Here I am in a matching summery sweater. I guess it's not too much of a change but I really like it. Now I'm combing through my closet looking for other garments I can sew beads to. (Not finding much.)

10 comments:

  1. Super cute! Very light and summery! Your sandals are cute, too.

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  2. I LOVE beading on fabric! I love doing it and love the look! Like you, I'm always looking for something to bead, and keep it in mind when buying fabric. Beads are very cool on fabric handbags also!

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  3. That's a great idea, beaded fabric always costs a bomb!

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  4. Darling! Us sewists can't seem to keep our hands still, can we? I also abhor down time with nothing to stitch.

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  6. What a cute way to jazz up your skirt. I've beading two formals. It is fun but takes sooooooooooo long.

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  7. Great idea! The beading really adds something extra to an already pretty skirt

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