Egyptian Baladi Dress Part 5

I’ve finally finished all the beading on the neckline. It was a lot of work but I think it was worth it, the finished piece is really effective.
Pinning neckline to dress
Next was to attach the neckline to the dress. I started by pinning the neckline to the dress while on a dress former to make sure it was stretched slightly.

Turning under the edge all the way round the neckline, pinning as I went.

Stitching neckline to dress inside

Then I slip stitched all around the inner edge, making sure that the fabric was smooth and turned under enough not to be seen from the outside.

In the centre front I stitched two lots of bugle beads between the two sides to maintain a certain spacing while still being open.

 

Stitching outside neckline to dress

With the dress back on the former I pinned the outside edge of the neckline and again invisibly hand stitched under the edge.

The last finishing touches are to stitch the arm holes, hem and side seams.

One thought on “Egyptian Baladi Dress Part 5

  1. Rose

    Looks fab, great colour chose. very intra-cute bead work and nicely shaped neck line which be very flattering.You can see a lot of hard work, love and attention has gone it to this unique baladi dress.
    Thank you for sharing your work that has gone in to making this dress from concept right through to the finished item, it gives a good idea on just how much effort goes into producing a garment with this much detail.

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