Jenny La Fleur
Scotchtown trimming - Jenny La Fleur
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Scotchtown trimming
Thank you so much for your kind responses to my newest frock. You spoil me so! *curtsies humbly* I’m a bit in awe of how well it turned out. I keep looking at it on Narcissa and thinking “I really made that in 2½ days!”. It helped that this was the second time I'd made that exact dress (hence the better fit) but still... :>

Scotchtown turned out to be the home of Patrick Henry. B informed me of the fact just before I left yesterday. I should have known that I guess. *is ashamed* Anyway, it was a nice event. I ended up sewing most of the evening, although I did sing a little (at last my voice is getting over the flu) and danced one set Rufty Tuffy with Tina. It was a modest house but the hall was lovely for dancing. The acoustics in that room were surprisingly wonderful.

I worked on the trimming for my dress after all. It occurred to me yesterday morning that I was going to wear this on Twelfth Night so I really should work on it. I don’t know why I was thinking I didn’t need to wear it again until the spring! Brain-freeze!

It took me a little while to work out what I wanted to do with the trim but in the end I lined my fabric strips (torn off my extra fabric about an 1¼” wide) with two rows of the gold trim. I then used those basting stitches as gathering stitches and gathered the trim up a bit. I pinned it on the frock last night to get the effect and I like it a lot. It's simple but it adds just enough glamour to work.

The trim will go along the neck and sleeves. I also have some sleeve ruffles ready to be cut (to which I’ll add a bit of the gold trim) but I have to run out and get some fray check before I can do that. I also need to find some lace or embroidered organza for the sleeve flounce…

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ktlovely From: ktlovely Date: December 12th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC) (link)
Ooh, I love that trimming idea. Very pretty, but still elegant and understated. Very nice! :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: December 12th, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! :>
From: lindseyerin37 Date: December 12th, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC) (link)
That gown is lovely. And the trim is lovely. And I'm impressed you put it together so quickly!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: December 12th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much!
eldawen345 From: eldawen345 Date: December 12th, 2005 02:54 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow, the trim makes it even more beautiful than before! I think you must hold some sort of record...21/2 days! That is epic!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: December 12th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Epic - I like it! :>
elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: December 12th, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC) (link)
The trim is very lovely and effective!! Well done! :D
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: December 12th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks - I'm glad you think so! :>
lady_spencer From: lady_spencer Date: December 13th, 2005 08:07 am (UTC) (link)
Very nice, I especially like the gold trim.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: December 14th, 2005 06:59 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! :>
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: December 14th, 2005 07:08 am (UTC) (link)
Oh I forgot! Could you e-mail me at mistress (at) chateauwhite (dot) com please - I have a question for you!
isiswardrobe From: isiswardrobe Date: December 18th, 2005 06:14 am (UTC) (link)
I realise that I haven't said anything about your gown- sorry. It is beautiful! ANd it fits you very well. The gold trim looks very nice! ANd your hair looked great on the pics.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: December 18th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC) (link)
*blushes* Thanks so much! :>
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