A Beautiful Embroidered Beaded Bodice
This is a full bodice, beaded and partially constructed, that I recently was given. The variety of pattern here, makes it easy to miss the astonishing amount of detail contained within the piece.
I’ll begin at the top of the piece, starting with the border.
Look at the detail–I love the silver stippling stitch, done with tambour embroidery, that fills in behind the main motif done from seed beads. This stippling is so fine and small that it just shimmers.
This is the work from the back. I like looking at the back as much as the front.
This is a detail of the armhole–I imagine this piece had matching sleeves, as there’s no hard edge to make a proper border finish. This is the only place on the piece where there is sequin work–I imagine the sleeves had more sequin work on them.
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