Jenny La Fleur
a very rough idea - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
a very rough idea

I spent most of the day cleaning and prepping for tomorrow’s post Thanksgiving family gathering but I did manage to play with the bustle skirt a bit.

I roughly pleated up the back & then pinned together the back poof. It's all very rough but it looks pretty good to me! I really just wanted to know I was on the right track. I pinned according to the measurements on TV216 for the side pleat and back tie placement. Looks pretty true so I'm just going to go with them, maybe lengthening the middle tie a bit. (come on it’s me – I have to tweak something!)

Next I'll un-pin everything and sew on the lace, by hand I think for the neatness and control. Next up is sewing on the ties and stitching the side/back seam. I need to try on my Victorian corset to double check my waist measurement before I can finish off the pleats & waistband but that will have to wait a few days. I strained my chest injury with all the cleaning today. It’s quite painful at the moment. The thought of a corset (particularly lacing myself) does not sound appealing. *grimace*


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girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: November 23rd, 2007 05:32 am (UTC) (link)
You know, Im going to have to stop reading your posts so you dont tempt me into bustle! ;)
jennil From: jennil Date: November 24th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC) (link)
You know you want to do bustle. . . Come on. . . You can't resist! ;)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 26th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC) (link)
See - it's really Jenni's fault, not mine. She is the one who started this... evil woman.
jennil From: jennil Date: November 24th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC) (link)
Ooh, pretty! I am so excited for this project of yours! And I see Felicity is keeping you amused while serenading you on her mandolin while you sew - so sweet of her! ;)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 26th, 2007 05:05 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks. It's all your fault you know, particularly the color scheme. I could resist until I saw your black & white bustle. Evil I say!

Ha! Maybe that is why this project is going so well, it's her playing. Like Hagrid's flue with Fluffy the 3-headed dog. *hee hee*
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