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#1 aaronsgirl

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    Posted 14 February 2009 - 11:18 AM

    I am getting my dress custom made and there is beading under the bustline on the "inspiration dress". My seamstress charges and extra $100 dollars to hand bead it or I can make/buy my own. It is basically a strand/ribbon of beads that will be sewn on. I have checked out michaels and found some things, but nothing I loved. Does anyone have any advice on where to find something like this or if I will need to by the beads and sew/glue them to the ribbon?

    Here is the dress I am getting made, you can click on the view closer or altenative images to see the beading a bit better...
    Bridal and Bridesmaid gowns by Alvina Valenta - Bridal Style AV9756 by JLM Couture, Inc.

    #2 ErinB

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      Posted 14 February 2009 - 11:33 AM

      I would try an actual fabric store as opposed to a craft store like Michaels. They sell the appliques and stuff for dresses.

      I would definitely sew it to the dress instead of gluing it. That way it will move with you in the dress.

      You might see if you can buy the materials and have your seamstress sew it on if you aren't comfortable doing it.

      #3 Erica053009

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        Posted 14 February 2009 - 02:34 PM

        I would just pay the extra $100 it is your bridal gown and god forbid you mess it up trying to add it with glue or you stitches come out...at this point what is $100 let the pro do it :)

        #4 aaronsgirl

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          Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:37 PM

          The seamstress will attach it to the dress I just have to come up with the actually beading(on a ribbon). If she has to do a design and sew individual beads its $100.

          #5 Erica053009

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            Posted 15 February 2009 - 01:41 PM

            Oh that is an entire different story then yes def try a fabric store...I know in NYC they have a lot of stores that soley sell trimming

            This website is to oone of the main stores in NYC take a look Decorative Trims, Cords & Fringe from M&J Trimming

            #6 aaronsgirl

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              Posted 15 February 2009 - 07:33 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Erica053009
              Oh that is an entire different story then yes def try a fabric store...I know in NYC they have a lot of stores that soley sell trimming

              This website is to oone of the main stores in NYC take a look Decorative Trims, Cords & Fringe from M&J Trimming
              This is perfect. I will have to search for something like this near me! Thanks!




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