I have no pictures to post yet, but the dress is finished. I delivered it to the beautiful bride last Friday and Saturday was her scheduled Bridal Pictures. I am anxiously awaiting some pictures so I can post some on this site. You don't know the weight that has been lifted off my shoulders. I really didn't know there was any until I gave the dress to her. . .
I would have liked a few days to just let it hang in my front room, so I could walk by it, analyze it, take pictures, straighten it, add a bead or two here and there. . .
I was sewing swarovski crystals onto the stars and skirt all the way to Salt Lake. I probably would have added more if I'd had the time.
I couldn't find any fitting lace to sew onto the dress bodice to bead, so I got out my embroidery machine and made my own. Then I hand-stitched it onto the dress bodice and added beads over that. I found star sequins on E-bay, along with Swarovski Crystals, iridized seed beads and other sequins. Hurray for E-bay! I will never shop for sequins or specialized beads in the stores again. There is a much better selection online. The prices are really reasonable and the shipping is sometimes free.
Anyway, I cannot wait for pictures so I can add them to this post.