The nail heads were purchased from M&J Trim online, 100 6mm antique gold round nail heads for $5. I used a heat tool to apply each individual nail head.
|"Heat-fix" or "hot-fix" tools come with a variety of "tips" to accommodate various sizes of crystals.|
The tool heats up within two minutes. The tool tip is extremely hot so never test it for readiness by touched it. Instead, attempt to attach a crystal to a scrap of fabric and judge the result. When the crystal is attached, it will be uncomfortably hot to touch, so use an insulated glove to press each crystal in place.
Back to Simplicity 1277. The dress has diagonal top-stitching on the bodice side front and side back panels that are perfect for embellishment.
|The design is building but at this point I am wishing I had placed the diagonal stitching lines further apart so I could attach fewer crystals. It will take at least two hours to affix each crystal in place, and I expect to use almost 400 crystals.|
Well, it took over 400 nail head crystals but the result is cool. Next time I will place the nail heads a little further apart as it took almost 8 hours to affix the crystals!