The longer I stared at the beautiful beaded white lace I have the less inspired I was to get started with a Titanic era evening gown. Don't get me wrong the lace is amazing...but it was just not working to get me going. I realized two things. I AM completely enamored with beaded gowns, I'm definitely not going for understated elegance....I like the bling! The other thing was that I seemed to be collecting jpegs of black and cream gowns. Here are some of those photos:
So the next set of dresses are heavily beaded (the ones above are moderately beaded ):
So now what? Well I went to a local thrift shop (we have a ton of them) and bought a hideous 1980's beaded dress. It is a 2x with minimal damage. It is beaded black silk. The material is a little more dense than I had hoped to find. I was looking for a lighter chiffon or net (like the white lace) but again the budget seamstress in me couldn't resist the price. Here is the new garment to be dismantled.