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stripey goodness

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Toile #1, using the jacket toile I started onlast year. Not bad at all. The back peplum needs a little more "umph" and the front needs some shaping. I also want the stripes to be slightly on the diagonal, so I'm going to change the front grain a bit (using my red stripe anglise pattern as a guide).



Toile #2. Looking pretty good. The back hem needs a little shaping but I like the extra bits I added. The armhole is a little high. You can just see the marking for the "zone" front. On to the sleeves!



*drum roll* The lovely striped fabric! I still can't believe I never thought of making a perriot jacket out of this, I guess because I'd planned on making a Spencer out of it for so long. Tunnel vision strikes again. It was a gift from the fabulous elizabethdress - thanks again so very much Elizabeth!

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olde_fashioned From: olde_fashioned Date: March 29th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC) (link)
Hooray for stripes!! There's something magical about stripes. 8-)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 30th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC) (link)
Yes - stripes are the best!
olde_fashioned From: olde_fashioned Date: March 30th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC) (link)
:-)
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: March 29th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC) (link)
that is brilliant fabric! i hadn't pictured it in my mind right, it's perfect :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 30th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I love it... two of my most favorite colors!
bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: March 30th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC) (link)
Yay, stripey goodness! It's looking very good!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 30th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I'm so grateful it's going well... I needed that more than anything.
From: murthandjoy Date: March 30th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC) (link)
Apparently LJ ate my comment.

This is going to be stunning! I am always amazed at your ability to drape yourself in the toile.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 30th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC) (link)
Bad LJ!

Thanks so much, I'm glad you think so! Yeah, I'm pretty good at the front draping thing now, the result of lots of practice I guess. The back and sleeves are still hard if not impossible though. Thanks heavens for Narcissa and my Mom!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: March 30th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC) (link)
The toile looks really lovely! The pleats in the back are especially nice. I cant wait to see it in the stripe! :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 30th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I'm really pleased with the back, I think it will be cute!
anielmom From: anielmom Date: March 30th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay for stripes. This is going to be beautiful!
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