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a new love
I just tried on my effigy stays toile and I LOVE it. I forgot to take pics (bad blogger!) so you'll just have to trust me when I say it's a really nice shape.

I made the toile out of two layers of old sheets with temporary lacing strips and steel boning held on with masking tape. It was very getto looking but it told me what I needed to know. I need to make a few tweaks but really not too many. Mostly I just need to fix a neckline that is too high, shoulder straps that are too long and adjust the back panel to better fit my small-bust-to-big-hip-ratio. I think I'm going to go ahead and cut out the real thing based on my new tweaks. (Aren't you proud of me Katherine - it's close enough so I'm cutting fabric!)

The Tudor Tailor book now officially rocks.

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koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: August 8th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC) (link)
Very proud of you! Close enough is best. You're going to have to tweak in final fabric--this way you're prepared!

Looking forward to seeing these progress :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 8th, 2009 11:31 am (UTC) (link)
You know I almost chickened out last night and thought oh one more toile... they I saw your reply and had to go for it. WWKD to the rescue! :>
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: August 8th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay! I cant wait to see pictures!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 9th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC) (link)
I'll have some up soon!
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: August 8th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay! Good for you! And I can't wait to see photos!!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 9th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks!

I love this icon by the way - so cute!
suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: August 9th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC) (link)
Using masking tape to hold boning in place is a *great* idea!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 9th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC) (link)
Isn't it?! I totally stole the idea... can't remember where now though! :>
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