Diamonds - Dress - Part XI
You know you haven't used your scroll frame in a long time when . . .
you have to take a hammer to it to get the roller dowels out. I need the scroll frame to do the beaded applique for the waist where the bodice drape and sash meet.
This afternoon I drafted up what I thought would work. Below on the left you can see that the placement lines have been erased; on the right they remain so you can see how I put this together. Basically, I drew a rectangle and then started adding the center diamond by using a protractor to draw 45 degree lines from the center line. After that was done, I added smaller diamonds on either side of the center one. I have also penciled in where I think the beads will go:
I then placed the fabric in the scroll frame and marked the fabric with a white marking pencil:
Now comes the fun part of beading it. Of course, you know that I didn't have the right beads in house, so I had to go and buy more beads. I had cobalt lined silver 11/0 seed beads, but against the royal blue, they had a purple cast. Here's what I bought, in addition to the square sequins I got from C. Cartwright's:
When will the beading be done? I'm not sure yet. I did get the bodice pieces organized this afternoon. When I left it last, I hadn't finished cutting everything out, so I had to figure out what I had and what still needed to be done. With any luck, tonight I can get a lot of that put together!
Parting Shot: Here's my daughter taking apart a pillow cover for me. I told her that if she wants her room redecorated, he has to help. Besides removing the wallpaper, this is one of her jobs. I'm salvaging the backs and just putting new fronts on the covers and taking the covers apart is a rather tedious task.