Jenny La Fleur
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jennylafleur
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Somehow I slipped out of posting mode into lurker mode, um opps! Still working on the Pink Italian. Turns out one of the reasons the bodice was so short was the extra bulk of that wool interlining. Once I took it out I didn't have to add nearly as much as I though I would to the shoulder strap.

The really good news about that was, thanks to some generous seam allowances, I was able to use the orginial cut trim pieces - yay! So I got those all pinned in place again and finished handstiching all the trim on the bodice a few days ago. Next up are lacing rings and a skirt. I'd like to work on the sleeves but I'm still waiting on that extra trim to arrive... I need to convo the seller and see what it up I guess...

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chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: September 16th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC) (link)
That's funny. I've never heard of lacing rings before, and now it seems *everybody* is talking about them.
I do miss seeing your pretties online.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 18th, 2010 12:31 pm (UTC) (link)
Well 'tis the season for lacing rings I guess! They've been around, I'm actually taking my rings off an old-old costume for this project since I can't seem to find more locally. I could do eyelets on this frock but since I've never laced on a curve before I thought I'd go with the more easily moved and tweaked rings. Eyelets are forever! :>
chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: September 18th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC) (link)
It sounds like they'd be sturdier than grommets. Is there a specific time period they were used?
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 21st, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC) (link)
I don't know that they are sturdier but they would be more accurate than metal gromments. At least the modern ones. Seems to me there were metal gromment type things used in the period but they weren't as thick as modern gromments and they were useally inderneath (adding stucture to the eyelet) or covered with thread. Eyelets would have been more likey worked by hand. The real advantage to lacing rings are that the lacing isn't seen as it is with eyelets/grommets. And in my case they are faster to work than handbound eyelets.
chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: September 21st, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC) (link)
Ok, I hope when you take pictures, that you remember to take one of these to educate us "grommet folks". You've always been good at taking photos. :>
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: September 20th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC) (link)
*waives back* Hi! ;)

I love moments when all the stars align and things actually work! So glad you can use the original trim.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 21st, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC) (link)
Yeah, at least the stars are aligning on some part of this dress!
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