Jenny La Fleur
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bustling right along

You know it occurs to me, now that I'm 2/3 the way through adding ruffles to my bustle petticoat, that I probably should have washed the lace before I used it. Umm oops!

The main bustle part is done, yay! Mom has been busy all week putting up Christmas decorations so I eyeballed the hem on my own. Looks pretty good, if I do say so myself. I think I've got the boning tied correctly, there's quite a bit of variation there with the internal ties. The ties are temporary navy blue ribbon safely pinned in, soon to be replaced with white ribbon bought especially for the purpose.

I'm not happy with the way the waistband gaps at the back. Has anyone else had this problem, or did I do something really wrong? Assuming it's just a fitting thing, I'll take the waist band off and put a dart or something in there so it's not bulky back there.

My goal is to get the overlay done today, although right now I think I'm ready for a nap. *coughsniffcough*

Oh yes in other news my camera battery recharger has been found! It was at the B&B I stayed at at the wedding and is being shipped to me by the sister of the bride (in FL) who ended up with it. Hallelujah!!

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joysdaughter From: joysdaughter Date: November 18th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC) (link)
The one in Hunnisettt has small darts in the back if I remember right - it's ages since I made one. And in other news, I haven't forgotten the pocket hoops, but have been away for a couple of weeks in the warm Mediterranean with DH.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 19th, 2007 03:58 am (UTC) (link)
Away in the Mediterranean with your lovely DH huh? Slacker! :P

Oh cool I'll have to go take a look at my Hunnisett...
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: November 18th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC) (link)
It looks really nice! I love the lace ruffles. :)
Glad to hear you found your charger!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 19th, 2007 03:59 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I've been dying to use this lace since I bought it wow almost a year ago! Yes, I'm so happy i could dance. *happy butt wiggle*
green_martha From: green_martha Date: November 18th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC) (link)
I got a slight gaping at the back with my TV101 too, so if you did somethign wrong, I did the same.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 19th, 2007 04:00 am (UTC) (link)
Oh I feel much better now! Thanks!
llyrafantasyfae From: llyrafantasyfae Date: November 18th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC) (link)
I haven't figured out why but I REALLY like how the back of that looks. Is that the first one you've ever made?? Yea for finding your battery recharger!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 19th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC) (link)
Yeah, I really like it too. The shape of the boning is neat. I also added most of the fullness of the skirt to the back, which I think looks nicer...
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 19th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC) (link)
Oh clicked too soon - yes this is the first bustle, hoop, whatever I've ever made. I think I'm ready for some pannier now... :>
yummyone From: yummyone Date: November 19th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC) (link)
Mine gapes as well. I think I ended up putting a dart or a pleat in there...
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