Jenny La Fleur
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revamp for MA

I got started on my revamp of the green ball gown today. Yay a Sunday afternoon of sewing – such fun! I really need to do this more often you know. *wink*

I didn’t realize until it was too late that I didn’t have any of that little gold trim in my stash (I hate how everything closes early on Sunday) so I couldn’t work on the new trimming scheme. *pouts* I pinned the one leftover scrap I have to get an idea of how it would look as a faux zone and I like it. I like it a lot!

I moved the skirt edges back 1.5”, un picking the stitching, folding back the excess fabric and re stitching it for a better line for the zone front. Then I started work on the petticoat. I found this cream matching fabric (I forget what it’s called) in the stash today. It was actually Mom’s but she generously gave it to me (have I mentioned I have the best Mom ever?).

I’m almost finished with the petticoat - just have the hem to sew up and the ruffle to attach. And guess what? I have enough fabric left over for a jacket, so I can make a whole new outfit with it too. I’m trying to decide if I want to try my hand at another style of 1780s/1790s jacket for make the same as the yellow linen, only without the mistakes I made on it. Ummmm….

While I had my stays on and the pins out I had B mark the hem on my red toile English gown too. I really should finish that – it only needs a hem, hooks and sleeves. Not that I need a summer weight cotton dress now or anything… So sad, I started that dress in May!!


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bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: October 23rd, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC) (link)
That green is stunning. Can't wait to see you in it!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 24th, 2006 05:51 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I sort of wish I had something more light and candy colored for the occasion (like yours *looks envious*) but I do like the green. Makes my hair look very red and that is always a good thing. :>
elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: October 23rd, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC) (link)
OOh! I can't wait to see the finished, completed trimming!! :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 24th, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Although the more I work the more I think this gown will never actually be finished. I keep thinking of ways to change or add more trim... each occasion I wear it something different aye? The never ending frock! *hee hee*

Love the icon by the by! :>
dawnluck From: dawnluck Date: October 24th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC) (link)
It's looking really lovely! I really like the new trimming!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 24th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks you!
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