Jenny La Fleur
rows of ruffles - Jenny La Fleur
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rows of ruffles



I finished it - yay! Not bad for a sickie, aye? I still have to sew it on the bustle but the overlay itself is finished. I even put in some tucks and trimmed down the bustle’s waistband in back.


The overlay wasn’t too bad, just lots of measuring, multiplying, gathering and pinning. I didn't follow the pattern much as I was using much wider lace than suggested. I also lengthened the overlay (as always) which threw off all of the markings.

So I started with the top ruffle & bottom ruffles. I then filled the overlay in with three inner ruffles. Those I pinned at first, eyeballing it so that the designs would look even. It came out pretty darn perfect the first try which made me happy. I meant to track how much yardage I actually used but neglected to write down my numbers as I went along so I'll have to re construct that later. I have over 3 yards of lace left so I'm trying to decide if I want to add a ruffle to the bottom of the bustle proper or save it for a separate under petticoat. I don’t know.

I really liked the look of the bustle petticoat without the ruffles but man it looks great with them! What is it about rows of ruffled lace? It just makes me giggle inside when I look at them. :P

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From: laurenmonkey Date: November 19th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC) (link)
Ooooh!!!! Bustly ruffly goodness! Looks beautiful!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 19th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I couldn't have done it without you - thanks again for getting the lace for me all those months ago! :>
gilded_garb From: gilded_garb Date: November 19th, 2007 04:19 am (UTC) (link)
That looks awesome! No fair distracting me from my current 18th century obsession with fluffy bustle goodness ;o)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 19th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC) (link)
*hee hee* Well I do try! Of course the 1870s looks a lot like the Victorian version of the 18th century...
tayloropolis From: tayloropolis Date: November 19th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC) (link)
Oooh! Frilly, bustley goodness! It's beautiful!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 19th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC) (link)
Yes indeed frilly, bustley goodness is a wonderful thing! Thanks! :>
From: misslemmon Date: November 19th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC) (link)
Thats really pretty.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 19th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks!
mala_14 From: mala_14 Date: November 19th, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC) (link)
Ooh ruffly goodness! It looks so pretty. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 19th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks!
jennil From: jennil Date: November 19th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC) (link)
Look at you go! Well done! It's super-cute! :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 19th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I like it myself! :>
madamemodiste From: madamemodiste Date: November 20th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC) (link)
Oh, it's beautiful!! Makes me finally want to finish the bustle I made and have worn half a dozen times. I never got around to putting on the pretty back ruffles!! So bad!
chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: November 20th, 2007 05:52 am (UTC) (link)
Those are REALLY pretty ruffles! Mine are so plain, basically just functional. Not fun.
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: November 20th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC) (link)
Very very lovely! I <3 pretty undies! :)
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