A few weeks ago I mentioned yet another top I made from a pattern I copied from a purchased garment. This is version number five of this top, there’s something about the way it hangs and fits; it’s just perfect.
Here’s the before pic. The yoke is made from linen, but seemed kinda plain, hence the beading.
I took my design cue from the print fabric and did circles. It was simply a matter of finding round things to trace and then filling in with beads.
Doubled silk thread should be plenty strong. I hope. My only concern is that the sharp edges of the bugle beads will eventually cut through the threads. Maybe I’ll do the first few washes in a lingerie bag, just in case. (Do you hear me saying I’ll wash it by hand? No way, lol.) Any suggestions?
This didn’t take very long, about an hour to do all five circles, and would be a great way to dress up any garment, handmade or purchased, that needs a little something extra. 🙂