Jenny La Fleur
gathers, gathers & more gathers - Jenny La Fleur
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gathers, gathers & more gathers

I have gotten discouragingly little done on the chemise la reine today. I seem to have spent most of the day putting in and then ripping out gathering stitches. *sigh* Then I lost my momentum and watched B sew hooks and eyes into her outfit while pretending to be productive. We had some good sister time and I got to pontificate on ideas for my Fire costume. Good stuff. So no new frock for Belmont tomorrow. Oh well, it's supposed to rain in the morning and be overcast the rest of the day so not a good chemise la reine day.

I think the chemise dress is coming together though. I've got the top gathered and pinned onto the temp toile lining. Looks pretty good, nice and full but not too full. Next up is to fiddle with the sleeve I think and add the casings to the waist.

I'm totally feeling the pull of costuming ADD at the moment so I may set aside the masses of white fluff for another project. A break from the white might be a very good thing about now. :>


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suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: May 6th, 2007 05:25 am (UTC) (link)
Pretty! Cotton voile is such a pretty fabric. I didn't realize it gathered so wonderfully, though.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 9th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC) (link)
This fabric has worked like a dream! I've decided I really need to work in cotton voile more often! :>
mala_14 From: mala_14 Date: May 6th, 2007 06:45 am (UTC) (link)
Your chemise dress looks so pretty. That fabric looks lovely.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 9th, 2007 03:38 am (UTC) (link)
Thank you! I couldn't have asked for a better fabric for this project.
nehelenia78 From: nehelenia78 Date: May 6th, 2007 07:53 am (UTC) (link)
This looks absolutely adorable!!! Did you use several layers of fabric or why isn´t it sheer? Just curious!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 9th, 2007 03:39 am (UTC) (link)
Just one layer of fabric - it's just gathered that much! It will probably be more sheer on me, at least in the skirt, as I'm not at narrow in the hips as my dress form is. :P
padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: May 7th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC) (link)
Wow, those gathers look fantastic though! I love how full it is!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 9th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I think I made it just the right fullness... I'll find out for sure when I try it on. :>
From: tessalinah Date: May 8th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC) (link)
loverly! so jealous... i want one. wanna make me one? :P

be well,
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 9th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC) (link)
Oh that is no fun - you have to make your own! :> Thanks!
jennil From: jennil Date: May 8th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC) (link)
It's coming along great! Making me want to stop playing will doll stuff and go sew one of my own. ;)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 9th, 2007 03:42 am (UTC) (link)
Well that is the purpose of this exercise you know. Slowly, back away from the doll patterns!! :>
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: May 10th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow! Your gathers are amazing! Im totally jealous! :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 15th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC) (link)
Gee - thanks! Not bad for having ripped them out 3 times aye? :>
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