Adding Some Bling

Even though I had some problems with the jersey that I used for McCall 5586(you can read more about it in yesterday’s post When Good Fabrics Behave Badly), I really enjoyed making this top. My favorite part – adding the embellishments. After lots of searching around town for jewels, shells, and metal studs, I decided on some aurora borealis rhinestones in various sizes. The only downside to using this method was that everything had to be glued on – and I’m very messy with glue.
Instead of laying the tunic flat (as suggested by the instructions), I found it helpful to work with it directly on my dress form. This gave me the ability to glue something down, step back, and ‘check my work’. Here’s a close up of the finished neckline:

It’s a lot ‘flashier’ than what I would normally makewear, but everyone needs some fun bling in their wardrobe every now and then (especially after wearing maternity clothing for so long)! By the way, I’ve tried this on over my current (HUGE) pregnant belly and the top works as a maternity style too – just make sure you use a very stretchy material and it should work fine!

9 thoughts on “Adding Some Bling

  1. Mary

    Very pretty Stacy…I have that pattern and now I need to look through my stash to find a fabric to make it! Thanks for the inspiration. Mary

  2. Meg

    YES! Someone finally made this design up in black! While I’ve enjoyed the prints I’ve seen everywhere, there’s just nothing quite as dramatic as b-l-a-c-k!!

  3. Anary

    If fits you..you should definetaly go in style to the maternity! The top is fabulous!!
    This top inspire me to make a Breakfast at tiffany’s style dress soon!

  4. bernadette

    Looks like you have given birth to the perfect “little black top”. Very elegant look. You can show off the top AND the baby soon.
    BTW, Tomorrow (4/20) is a full moon – that’s when my babies were born! The nurses at both hospitals said they always get a bumper crop of babies at full moons. Good luck.

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