This one is much larger than any other beaded dress I've done before.
This is done from a kit I special-ordered from Japan that came with all the supplies, including the mannequin. The important part isn't the kit, but rather the fact that I have this pattern now
and I can take over the world.
This was done in a stitch I wasn't all too familiar with, the herringbone. The waistband is done in brick stitch. Size 11 and 15 glass seed beads of white-lined blue, white, and silver.
Threaded together with some mystical Japanese white thread. I don't think it's nylon, it certainly doesn't break
like nylon does, this stuff required cutting to come apart. Not worried at all about this suddenly dismantling and shooting across the room from being so tightly woven as I would be using my black nylon.
Despite coming with a mannequin and subsequently being beaded directly onto it, this dress holds itself up just fine without it. I believe this has to do with the herringbone stitch itself; the beads are all layered on top of each other in such a way that falling over would simply not make sense. In other stitches, such as the Right Angle Weave I'm used to, the beads are much more fluid and collapse easily. This stitch holds its form tight. What's more, there's barely any gaps the way this has been woven, leaving it much more fabric looking and feeling than previous smaller dresses.
This is the largest miniature beaded dress I've done to date.Colors:
5 inches sleeve-hem (tall), 1 inch waist, 2 inches shoulder-shoulder, 2 3/4 inches hemTime:
Yayyyy! Thank you everybody so much for all your nice comments and the favorites!
It was such a surprise for me to get the Daily Deviation, thank you `UnicornReality
for featuring me! If you like this dress don't forget to see my other miniature beaded dresses in my gallery!
There's going to be lots more, in all sorts of colors and designs!
And featured here [link]