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Want something like this with sleeves for mother of groom dress
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Date: 12/1/12 9:42 PM



Looking for decorated fabric like this top - doesn't have to be exact, just looking for a source for similar yardage.

I'm a quilter who hasn't made garments for a very long time so I'm not familiar with sources of fashion fabrics.

I'm exploring different styles for a dress for my son's June wedding - I would prefer some covering on my upper arms and thought something like this would be dressy but not overly warm for a summer wedding.

Thanks for any help,
Deb

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Date: 12/1/12 10:43 PM

If you google something like "yardage sequinned sheer", you will find fabrics like this

or this, and this, and these.

There are also some very pretty (and pricey) ornate sheers at this ebay site.
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Date: 12/1/12 10:45 PM

That is a very good idea, an open-front slightly sheer short sleeved jacket would be a great way to have a comfortable layer, and I do think that sleeves are a bit more "formal" looking.
For online sources, you will have to hunt a bit. Gorgeous fabrics has a few contenders under the "Oo la la" category here: http://www.gorgeousfabrics.com/shop/index2.php?cPath=203
I didn't see anything at Emma One Sock that caught my eye right away, but her stock is constantly changing so something might always come in that would work. Fashion fabrics club had a few results that looked promising when I searched under "beaded":
http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/search/search.aspx?source=searchbox&keywords=beaded
I hope this helps, it may be tricky to find a large-scale beaded pattern like the one in your picture, you may have to hit up some of the PR folks that know the NYC garment district sources and can tell you which brick-and-mortars are a good bet.
Good luck, let us know how it goes!

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Date: 12/1/12 11:08 PM

The way the design is laid out makes it look like it's hand beaded or embellished. It sounds like you want a ready made source, but I've lseen a lot books in the library and online with how-to's for decorating. Never tried anything like it myself though, so I can't guess how many centuries it would take to complete.

Like the outfit though.

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Date: 12/1/12 11:47 PM

These aren't beaded (so not as formal), but they are nice:

Fashionista Fabric Bird of Paradise Silk Chiffon

Marcy Tilton Meshes

You could also try stores which sell bridal/prom fabrics. Call around to stores in your area (if any) and ask if they carry embroidered/sequined mesh or lace.

These fabrics are quite pricey, which is why I think a brick and mortar store might be a good option. But not the only choice, of course.

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Date: 12/2/12 0:03 AM

Oops I need to clarify: if you call a bridal shop, you are asking for black or colored embroidered mesh or lace. (since you don't want WHITE :))

Also the reason I think a brick and mortor store might be better than on line is so that you can see what you are getting before plunking down the cash. I love online shopping, but returning merchandise onlin can be not so fun..

I think you will be able to find something you like with a bit of searching.

Good luck and congrats on the happy event!

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Date: 12/2/12 1:58 AM

You might also try:
www.nyfashioncenterfabrics.com
www.lowpricefabric.com
www.moodfabrics.com

Best of luck to you in your search. Hope we have the opportunity to see what your garment looks like when it's finished.

Julia

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Date: 12/2/12 2:07 AM

Here's the search results for "embroidered illusion" from B & J Fabrics in NYC.

I'd go to the Garment District and shop around if I were within 1000 miles of New York. Gorgeous top.
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Date: 12/2/12 9:16 AM

I noticed you live in NY. I'm not sure how close to NYC you live but my first thought was that Lace Star would no doubt have something similar. I found a really nice blog post on them here.

JT

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Date: 12/2/12 10:16 AM

We're 7 hours north of the city - up by the Canadian border.
Deb

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