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embelishing a neckline

Posted by musicteacher (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 17, 13 at 20:30

After shopping for weeks, I decided to wear a suit that I already have to my son's wedding. It is very simple, collarless, and made of a pretty wrinkle-free aqua linen. It looks better than anything else because the lines are simple and flattering to my plus sized figure. I'd like to spruce up the jacket a little to make it dressier, but not fussy, and thought of a little beading down the fronts. The jacket is short sleeved, with a hook at the waist and rounded corners in the front. It does not overlap, and gives the effect of a deep V to the waist. Any ideas of what might look nice, or where to find a design idea?

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RE: embelishing a neckline

Really hard to envisage without a photo. If you can't post one, can you find a picture of something similar online?

RE: embelishing a neckline

I suggest heading to the library and look for books on sewing embellishments....below is a link to one on amazon....

Here is a link that might be useful: Sew Easy Embellishments

RE: embelishing a neckline

You might find something on that you like.

RE: embelishing a neckline

Your dress description sounds really nice! If you could post a picture, that would be great.

Here are some things I did when embellishing dresses for my two daughters weddings. Maybe they will spark an idea for you.

The blue dress was a silk Dupioni with a long sleeve jacket. I added a lace trim to the wrists of the jacket only. I made a small clutch purse from the same blue Dupioni and added a sparkly button to the clutch.

The sage green dress was Shantung fabric with a very soft shine to it. I only added a touch of sparkle by using special buttons on the 3/4 sleeve jacket. I used the same button on the matching clutch.

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RE: embelishing a neckline

Like a vertical ruffle down the center of the shirt?

Here is a link that might be useful: Tutorial ruffle

RE: embelishing a neckline

Nice job, Laurie! I esp like the blue!

RE: embelishing a neckline

I personally don't like ruffles, however decorative beading would be nice, and if it had matching buttons, than It would pull the whole thing together.

Here is a link that might be useful: Best Steam Iron

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