Jenny La Fleur
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an end of pockets

My second pocket is now officially done!! *throws confetti*

See I have pics to prove it, including close ups of the infamous piecing. *da dum* I used a flat felled seam for that, mostly for strength. Actually my first ever flat felled seam - I'm usually a French seam girl. I did the initial seaming on the machine but did the rest by hand. I figured it won't be as glaring that way and also the rest of the pocket was done by hand so it matches. :>

For my first pocket I sewed the linen tape waist band directly to the pocket but for this one I sewed a little channel so the waistband could be threaded through. This way the pockets are adjustable, as not all my pockets slits are in precisely the same place.

My stays are all boned now as well, except for the side seams which I have to sew first. I also did a quilt signature - and all with a day long headache, go me!

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peggyelizabeth From: peggyelizabeth Date: March 4th, 2007 05:16 am (UTC) (link)
gosh they are pretty! You're so talented with a needle, I'm jealous.
ms_arabellablue From: ms_arabellablue Date: March 4th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC) (link)
Beautiful pair of pockets! I think the piecing actually adds authenticity and charm.
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: March 4th, 2007 08:23 am (UTC) (link)
So pretty! I'm glad you ended up fixing it and being ok with the piecing :)
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: March 4th, 2007 08:59 am (UTC) (link)
being peiced they'll really confuse historians in 200 years time! and i love the little snail :) don't hit me, but on the 2 flowers at the bottom, with blue calyxes and red and yellow centres, are the little tear drops still in pencil?
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 4th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC) (link)
Nope, they are light blue wool floss. :> I'm rather found of Mr. Snail myself. One of my favorite things about crewel (and Dutch masters for that matter) are the insects - how dorky is that?! *grin*
bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: March 4th, 2007 12:44 pm (UTC) (link)
They're beautiful. They really look like something from a museum.
spearfangus From: spearfangus Date: March 4th, 2007 01:48 pm (UTC) (link)
Your pockets are lovely!
chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: March 4th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC) (link)
Once again, I think all the pretty undie things need to be displayed on the outside so everyone can admire them.
These are so pretty and colorful, I can't imagine covering them up with skirts. Unless you plan on lifing your skirt every few minutes. ;)
aclisto From: aclisto Date: March 4th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC) (link)
Very lovely!
jennil From: jennil Date: March 4th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC) (link)
Gorgeous! Yay! :)
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: March 4th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay! The pocket looks amazing! Really the piecing is wonderful and the embroidery is gorgeous.
suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: March 4th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC) (link)
They look lovely! I love how it takes a moment to go from "Oh, it's a pair...oh, they're different! But they match!"
love3angle From: love3angle Date: March 5th, 2007 04:49 am (UTC) (link)
Oh! They came out beautifully! And teh pieceing just makes it look *real* if ya' know what I mean. :-)
sewaddicted From: sewaddicted Date: March 5th, 2007 06:53 am (UTC) (link)
pretties ... and the insects add so much to the charm
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