Jenny La Fleur
a ball gown that looks like a ball gown - Jenny La Fleur
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a ball gown that looks like a ball gown

I made good progress on the ball gown yesterday. Ooh it’s really looking like a ball gown now! I tacked down the zone trim and started on the one side of the skirt (any place you see sequins it’s sewn). I need to make more trim obviously, to finish the bottom and the other side. I want to add a second band to the sleeves too, but only if I have time.

The petticoat is all done, except for some trimming. I have a little piece of the gold pinned on and that little bit seems enough to tie it into the gown. I don’t want to go too wild on the petticoat as ultimately I want a different petticoat for the gown (a gold silk satin I think, or maybe a shot bronze taffeta or something like that). I also want to make a jacket ensemble with the cream and I don’t know how I want to trim that yet. I’m not sure I’ll have enough of the baby gold trim, I bought out JoAnns supply yesterday and don’t particularly want to drive to PM for more. I have some other gold trims laying about so I could just use one of them instead if needs be.


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jenlemus From: jenlemus Date: October 24th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC) (link)
Oooh, very nice.

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jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 24th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! :>
From: laurenmonkey Date: October 24th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC) (link)
Oooooohhhh! Pretty!
tailordrews From: tailordrews Date: October 24th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC) (link)
Very nice, lovely collour!
Wasnt it difficult to sew in that green fabric? It looks very much like the pale purple i want to make for a suit. I gave it up because it was so difficult to sew with, but maybe i should give it another chance later?

jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 26th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC) (link)
I don't know if it's the same fabric that you were using. This is actually one of the easiest fabrics I've worked with - I really love it! I'm not sure exactly what it's called, it might be faille but I'm not sure. It's definitely a synthetic, which I usually avoid, but it looks and feels close enough to the real thing for me!
tailordrews From: tailordrews Date: October 26th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC) (link)
My fabric is 100% silk, either its a faille or a ribbed silk. But i have difficulties stitching into it, its so hard to stitch trough the ribs, because they are so thick.

elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: October 24th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC) (link)
So, so pretty!! :) I just love the gold on that shade of green... :)
lady_spencer From: lady_spencer Date: October 24th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC) (link)
I love what you've done with it! It looks really elegant.
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: October 24th, 2006 11:59 pm (UTC) (link)
Lovely! The trimming is beautiful!
bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: October 25th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC) (link)
Really lovely trim. MA herself would be jealous of your gown!
suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: October 25th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC) (link)
Green and gold...yummy! :) It looks lovely!
newmoonstar From: newmoonstar Date: October 25th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC) (link)
Pretty! I never would have thought of using trim with sequins, and it looks amazing the way you put it all together. :)
jennil From: jennil Date: October 26th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh, so pretty! I love the little sequins - they are the perfect touch - you'll be so sparkly! :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 26th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC) (link)
Yeah the are the same sequins I used on the Bee.

Yay for sparkly!
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