Jenny La Fleur
behold the stays! - Jenny La Fleur
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behold the stays!

Wow my friend's list sure has been quiet this week! Not that I've been doing much to fill the silence... just refreshing my page a lot. :P So for the rest of you to-busy-to-sew-lj-refreshers out there - behold the stays!! As you can see I have unashamedly pinched the line of seaming from the pattern Katherine just used but really it's too pretty not to pinch!

I'm very pleased with the stays, they are pretty, MA-ish and fit very well. Unfortunately I’m not pleased with any of the pics I've managed to take on them on me. So you get Narcissa as a model until I can try again on me. :> Oh yes and a little preview of how the outfit will look with the quilted petticoat - yummy!

Worked a bit on the pet en l'air today. I'm happy so far, the side view looks perfect. That center box pleat is bugging me though. It's plenty full at the top but looks kinda skimpy at the bottom. Must mess with it a bit more.

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padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: April 6th, 2007 05:34 am (UTC) (link)
Wow, they turned out nicely! Love the petticoat too -I can't believe you're embroidering it by hand! You've made a lot of progress on it!
From: justawench Date: April 6th, 2007 06:13 am (UTC) (link)
Very pretty! I love the pink and green.
joysdaughter From: joysdaughter Date: April 6th, 2007 09:24 am (UTC) (link)
Beautiful work as always. And I love the colour combination. Can't wait to see you in the whole outfit.
my_stitching From: my_stitching Date: April 6th, 2007 10:45 am (UTC) (link)
Absolutely gorgeous!
From: seamstressrusse Date: April 6th, 2007 12:37 pm (UTC) (link)
Ah! Their beautiful, really! I really love that curve towards the front, it's very elegant. That green is like butter. Really great work!
chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: April 6th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC) (link)
Very nice. I'm glad to see others are getting some sewing accomplished.
peggyelizabeth From: peggyelizabeth Date: April 6th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC) (link)
the stays are going to look so cool with the petticoat. I so admire your ebroidery skills.
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: April 6th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC) (link)
Your stays look fabulous!!! Really, really, really, really beautiful! :) And of course you do need me to tell you but the outfit with the petticoat is going to look amazing. I cant wait to see it in person!
jennil From: jennil Date: April 6th, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC) (link)
Ahhhh!!!!! So awesome! It's all so beautiful, I don't even know what to do! *runs around crazily* ;) Awesome job. And inspiring too - it really makes me frantic to get home and work on my 18c stuff! :)
tayloropolis From: tayloropolis Date: April 6th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC) (link)
oooohhhh...Jenny! These are beautiful! I cannot get over how perfect your binding looks! Your little stitches just disappear. I'm awed.

And also..GAAAAHHHH quilting! I'm dying over your petticoat. It is fabulousness.
mala_14 From: mala_14 Date: April 6th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC) (link)
Oooooo! Sooo pretty! Especially with the petticoat. And I'm really liking the colour of the pet en l'air. It all has that fabulous, candy-confection, MA look.
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 6th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC) (link)

So pretty!

My gosh, that is beautiful!
suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: April 8th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC) (link)
Ooh, the pretty! And with the matching petticoat!
lahoo88 From: lahoo88 Date: April 9th, 2007 05:53 am (UTC) (link)
Beautiful, I love the centre front and the way the colours contrast each other.
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