(Closed) Need suggestions :D

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

is this DB?  it’s the same one my SIL wore.  (she was the one female in the wedding party – besides me).

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That’s an Edwardian style dress, so get an old-fashioned shawl. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I like those very much! In silver, definitely!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You can also make your own, if you find fabric you like at a fabric store, and they’d be wider (the ones in that picture are 16″ wide, which is a little more than a foot).

A woven fabric will be best (not a knit). Get two yards cut for a single shawl, and then fringe the edges by pulling the threads out one by one (you can find instructions, or let me know you need more help and I’ll explain it).  

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Beautiful dress and I love that shawl choice too!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It takes some time, and but you can do it while watching tv or while you’re on the phone. And get help, too, if you can. I did this for costumes for a play, and the stage manager and I sat there during rehearsals fringing away while I directed. 

Just about any woven fabric will work (I’m using a scrap piece of cotton here), but you’ll probably want something with a silky feel to it. The tighter the weave, the longer it will take, so feel free to get something with fewer threads per inch since it’ll both drape better and be easier to fringe 🙂

You need two yards of fabric, some really sharp fabric scissors, and a seam ripper (tweezers can also work, but a seam ripper is better) 

Make sure the edge is nice and even, and cut – about an inch or two apart, tabs into the fabric as deep as you want the fringe to be (start small – if you get tired and decide you were too ambitious, it’s best if you don’t have cuts that go deeper into the fabric than you want to go. You can always cut further, but you can’t uncut).

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Use the seam ripper to poke a hole just a few threads into one of the tabs, and pull them out.

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At this point, you can start using your fingers to pull from the sides of the tab, but use the seam ripper if they tangle or get stuck.

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Keep at it until you have pulled all the threads from the tabs and you’ve reached your cut marks.

For a nice, polished look, you can knot the fringe where it starts next to the fabric, but that’s tricky and I’ve usually skipped it. I’ve always meant to try knotting it with beads.

It takes patience, but it can be fun.

Hope this helps!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

@ProfessorGirl:  *awesome* DIY suggestion!

Re. colors, you could think about picking up an accent color that would complement the purple of the dresses – maybe something in your flowers? Silver would definitely work as well.

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