Before I applied the beads, I finished all the edges with a "chiffon hem" It really helped keeping it from fraying and looked nice too. Then I did the beading before sewing the arm 'round because the fabric was flattest and easiest to work with. And BAM!
|Here's the motif I created|
|First run with French Seams!|
And Voila! Pretty sleeves! I'm really happy with them, they lay nicely (just like in the design picture) and to my delight, the colors are far more muted than I was expecting! My mom took some great detail photos, too. Yay Momma!
|Doesn't wicker furniture make wonderful scenery?|
|A pretty feather. I think I'm most proud of this one.|
|Not exactly matching garments, but the sleeve lays nicely.|
|Lilies... that don't really look like lilies...|