Tuesday, March 23, 2010

RTW Beaded Top

This top gave me the idea to bead a shirt - which is shown in the previous post.

Upon close inspection of this top, I noticed just how
-intricate the beading is
-the numerous types of beads used
-that several of these beads should be dry-clean only (the mother of pearl and metallic ones). I've washed this shirt numerous times - and am starting to get tiny rust stains on the top.
-just how GOOD the beading is - and I wonder if tiny hands of slave labor did the sewing
-that only the front has a facing - and it is tacked down with just a few stitches (shown in a photo)
-that the back neckline is finished with binding instead of a facing

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