>   Some of you know that many 20th C.
> sequins were made of  gelatin.  They, also, melt away in liquids.  This
> means:   if you buy vintage sequins, test them in water before attaching to
> lace.

Gelatine sequins will dissolve in perspiration!   I have heard a sorry tale
about a dress with a lot of gelatine sequins attached, the wearer got hot, and
the sleeves and bodice of the dress stuck to each other!

Brenda in Allhallows

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