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Repairing a beaded dress

Poor dress with the missing bead trim!

My friend Deb has a beautiful dress that had a slight was missing some of its beaded decorations.  We looked for beads to match, but had no luck with it.  However, the answer turned out to be staring us right in the face!

1. I removed the top row of beads along the collar line, which were fortunately exactly the right size, shape, and color.  When they were all gone, it was hardly even noticeable that they had ever been there.

2. Stitch them in place around the naked cabochons.

3.  Voila!  That's it.  The collar piece was thick enough that they didn't even need to be lined.  HAND-WASHING from now on, Deb!

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