Embellished pearl sweater

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PEARLS ARE A SWEATER’S BEST FRIEND

I needed to have a project to work on while we were spending the weekend at our in-law’s in Toronto. I searched through my clothes and though that this sweater could be improved with some pearls detailing.

It will be a quick project to complete, with a rewarding result.

I like to alternate long and complicated projects with short, easy ones.  It keeps the motivation level going. And I could use these three vintage rosettes that had been  hidden for years  in my adornments supply stash. Ya, I am a bit of a sewing supplies hoarder  :   (

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THE PEARL SISTERS

First step; I glued the applique around the collar on the sweater with washable fabric glue when we arrived at the hotel Friday evening.

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VINTAGE ROSETTE APPLIQUE

The following day the glue was dry, and I took the sweater with me to hand sew the rosettes in place while watching TV and engaging in light conversation with my mother-in-law who was knitting.  A perfect evening!

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PEARL BEADED BODICE

On Sunday morning I started to sew the beads on the front bodice. I decided to sew two faux pearls per flower center. After all I wanted to finish the project in one weekend. I finished the project in the afternoon while driving back to Montreal.

And voila! ready to wear to work the next day!

How about you? Do you like to bring some projects to work on and keep you busy when you travel?

À la prochaine!

 

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