Disco ball? N0 – just a dress.

23 Nov

IMG_0406There are little treats that come along with making a ballgown. Looking up from the machine to see the sun has hit the junk collecting err…. cutting table in just the right way to light up the whole room in a very delightful way is one of them. This photo doesn’t really do it justice, but sunshine in November is a rare and wonderful thing, so I had to act quickly.

Here is the object responsible for creating the fabulous effect:


The really cool thing was that as I moved, the dress shifted and the lights danced around.  Kind of a private, indoor Northern Lights!

The stone pattern is evolving and sort of traveling around the dress and in spite of what appeared to be loads and loads of rhinestones in the tins when I started, I had to order more.

The wonders of the postal system:

Date & Time
Status of Item
November 22, 2015 , 7:59 am


Vancouver, CANADA

Your item departed a transfer airport in Metropolitan Area, Vancouver, CANADA on November 22, 2015 at 7:59 am. The item is currently in transit to the destination.

November 21, 2015 , 6:21 am


November 20, 2015 , 4:06 am

Processed Through Sort Facility

November 20, 2015 , 2:21 am

Departed USPS Facility

November 20, 2015 , 2:21 am

Arrived at Sort Facility

November 20, 2015 , 1:40 am

Arrived at USPS Facility

November 17, 2015 , 1:24 am

Arrived at USPS Facility

November 17, 2015 , 12:09 am

Accepted at USPS Origin Sort Facility


You can see that, after it was shipped Monday, the tiny package of rhinestones  has spent time in Bothell, 3 days in Seattle (no doubt hitting all the trendy eateries and bars…) then took off for LA.  More party time? Avoiding the Arctic Outflow Air?  Who knows. Maybe it will be here tomorrow.  OMG, I could have walked to Bothell and back quicker than that. I’m sure there are good and logical reasons for all of those steps, right? Le sigh!

2 Responses to “Disco ball? N0 – just a dress.”

  1. Jennifer R. Cearley November 23, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

    Hi Glenda! I’ve been following your blog for a while. I’ve been working on making my own ballroom dresses too, although I’ve only actually made a couple (not great) smooth dresses so far. Anyway, I was wondering where you ordered your rhinestones from. I’ve been ordering mine from the Rhinestone Guy (http://www.rhinestoneguy.com/) but it would be good to know about a place that’s local.

    • bgballroom November 23, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

      Hi Jennifer – I usually go through the Rhinestone Guy as well, but I wanted to order on the weekend and they are closed. Dress Making Supplies http://www.dmsonlinestore.com is the place I used for this batch. She doesn’t always have a huge selection, but the quality is very good and she ships very quickly. Not her fault for the long shipping time! I should add that there isn’t a storefront, or wasn’t one the last time I asked, but if you are in her neighbourhood, maybe you could arrange pick up.

      Good luck on the dressmaking. Each one has its own challenges, but there has been a general trend to improvement the more of them I make so there is hope one will some day look professional inside and out if I keep at it.

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