Let me back up first, on how it all started. I only started to sew and make my own costumes for less than 2 years. I mean I fixed a fringe, loose sequins, bra straps, etc. But I never really designed a costume from the start. This one was the first one that literally came to mind when I woke up one morning. The night before I was going through and organizing my bead stash (I still do this all the time b/c I have a lot of things). Suddenly I realized what I wanted to do was make a patchwork using sequins an then fill in with beads and sequins. Use what I already have!
I started off with using a pink sating and covered a bra and belt. Then I laid out the grid work with the pink iridescent sequins I had on a spool.
I decided I was going to use the following colors: light pink, dark pink, silver and gold. I was going to interchange between sequins and just beads. I started on the belt first
I loved the pattern once I got it.
So I finished the belt
Next to the bra!
I finished the bra
I finsihed beading actually in one weekend. Yes really. It flew so fast.
So I was left with this gorgeous costume but it needed to be finished. This is where I got stuck. I didn't know how to finish it with fringe, etc. Then we moved into our bigger apartment, I started a new job. I began refashioning and I got the 60 boxes of fabric that is now my fabric stash.
At the beginning of the year I decided I was ready to finish it. And I was ready to bead my own fringe. I won't go into details because that was another post see here
Now here is how I finished it. First I laid the fringe on the bottom of the belt.
Next time to whip stitch it down to the belt.
From the front.
Time to line! I lay mine down and cut away with some scissors.
Start at one end, fold under and pin.
Whip stitch down
It gets a little tricky around the fringe. I did cut it some to take out the strain of the fabric.
Here is me covering the bra, which i forgot to take pictures of... but I do have one.
And the finished product... :) All done
Now I can cross off a costume on my list. Now I need a place to wear it! :)