Jenny La Fleur
pirate underpinning progress - Jenny La Fleur
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pirate underpinning progress
I managed snag B yesterday and fit that shift toile. It looked pretty good. I need to take some fullness out of the front but the back and sleeves looked pretty good. This shift will have long sleeves (B must have long ruffles peeking out of the jacket cuff after all :>) so I marked the length on those and got a measurement for how long the ruffle needs to be. I should probably trace out a corrected master pattern for this. It would make the next step of laying out the pieces on a bolt of fabric to calculate how much silk I'll need easier. I should also do it while the corrections are fresh; it will be sometime before I actually get around to making it up. :>

We are still on the lookout for some pretty black lace for the ruffle. Unfortunately we have a good idea of what we want - something elegant and fine, no cabbage roses and preferably with points not scallops at the edge - you know something piratey. *wink* Why is it pretty, imaginative lace is so hard to find. The fabric stores around here have the most boring lace. I guess it's time to start combing the internet for it. Any suggestions or recommendations of where to look?

I'm afraid that is all for the sewing news. I did get the red and blue ribbons for my hat so I can get to work on that. Oh yes and I finished up the last quilt signature last night. So I'm totally caught up until another quilt if finished, which won't be for at least two weeks. Freedom!! *wink*

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From: (Anonymous) Date: June 29th, 2005 07:32 am (UTC) (link)

Lace has a really big selection, and they have a lot of what seems to be just the shape you want under venise laces. The only problem is that they're all white, not black. But it's a starting place. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 29th, 2005 09:46 am (UTC) (link)

Re: Lace

Thanks for the link. :> I was hoping to avoid cheep trims due to their high minimum order but I'll take a look... just in case they have the perfect thing. You never know, right? :>
jennil From: jennil Date: June 29th, 2005 08:55 am (UTC) (link)
I would just add that the last time I checked (around January, I believe) cheeptrims had a minimum order amount of $65. Ouch!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 29th, 2005 09:48 am (UTC) (link)
Yeah noticed that when we were researching jacket trims earlier this year as well. Ridiculous if you ask me.
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 30th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC) (link)
Oops, didn't see that. That is ridiculous.
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: June 30th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC) (link)
I was looking for some lace for myself and ran across this site. The have some period looking French cotton lace. Its all white but I figure since its cotton it would be easy to dye. The prices seem pretty reasonable too. Good luck in your search.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 1st, 2005 04:40 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks for the link - I'll be sure to take a look! :>
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