You would Bedazzle too if it happened to you.
There comes a time in every girls life (and a select few boys) where the urge comes to bedazzle the H out of something.
Call it an infatuation with shiny things.
Call it a quarter life crisis (I'm going to live to 120, you do the math)
Call it a cry for help.
I call it; fabulosity.
It's also my birthday month so I'm allowed to get away with what ever I want in May (I may have made this rule up.)
Lets be honest, i always knew i had the potential to be a bedazzler. I have a secret appreciation for sequins, and an unhealthy obsession with gluing things. Heck i even tasted clag as a primary schooler. (sort of tastes like porridge - just with that poison after-taste) and i am forever wasteful with post-it notes
The urge to bedazzle came on quite suddenly for me recently.
I saw a picture of this dress. The lovely Catherine Middleton wearing a creation by Matthew Williamson and all I could see were the pretty sparkly things.
I immediately went into LOADS (lust over a dress shock) and decided there was nothing for it, but to make a sparkly dress of my own.
I swooped into spotlight and bought my self some bags of dress Jewels and here's the best part; a bottle of fabric glue! Why is my mouth watering?
These jewels can be sewn on or glued on. And sewers in my weakness I must admit, I took the easy option and glued them on. Please don't judge me!
The good thing about the glue is that it doesn't seep through to the lining, but it sure takes a while to dry. I put my dress on my dress form and started with one jewel in the centre. I then started gluing on either side, mirroring each side as I went.
I cut the dress with a silk/polyester blend fabric and lined it also. I closed the centre back with an invisible zipper. It's the same fabric as I used for this dress
I love the shininess of the silk with the strength and firmness of the polyester.
I am really liking the navy of this fabric, and how it acts as a nice back-drop to my fancy pantsy jewels.
So any other closet bedazzlers out there? Join my support group. You are not alone!
P.s. - This time next week I'm going to be
salivating in New York! Watch out!
Thanks to everyone for their fabulous detailed suggestions on my last post as to where to go for all things fabric in New York! I can't wait to explore!