From Andrea ... read my beading update from December 23rd, to see two short videos of Theresa beading and for links to her first two blogs.
The center front panel is too intensely beaded. I had wanted it to be super solid, but what with the timing I couldn't get there. I initially just marked the straight grain of the fabric with a white dressmaker's pencil and then intended to do close rows of beading. I would have measured and marked more, if there hare been time instead of eyeballing it. But you see, this was a whole new try for me. I had never done a beaded gown like this one, with the line by line beading. To speed things up, I decided to slowly open up the vertical lines ever so slightly while working towards the back. Make it look like it was intentional, I say to myself. And anyway, it is going to sparkle so much that few will notice.
This is an example of a vermicelli pattern done without beads. Kind of looks like spaghetti, right?
It's the gall-derned Savoy, girl! No matter how crazy they think you are, this is the right thing to do.
Will Theresa finish the dress??? Will she save her marriage???
Stay tuned, next installment tomorrow.