As you may know, p(r)ick stitch is often used for a hand-picked zipper, as well as for understitching. It is a tiny back stitch that secures several layers of fabric where they are most prone to shifting. (For those who are not familiar with this handstitch, check out this tutorial by Kenneth D. King on Threads Magazine website).
Now, have a look at Susan's treatment:
|A lace yoke dress - bodice|
|The lace yoke dress: the bodice is understitched with tiny beads|
|Here three beads are used for each stitch, forming a very pretty pattern.|
And, again, thanks to Susan for letting me share this images with you! I hope they will inspire you to try this technique in your projects!