Jenny La Fleur
getting on with it - Jenny La Fleur
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getting on with it

I finally got the pattern to print late last night . I had to do it on Dad's computer/printer but I got it done. Stupid computer.

The first toile was *eh*. It needed a fair amount of work, which was disheartening, but I really liked the shape of the pieces and how they looked on me. The way the front panels looked with the stripes was just what I wanted.

I thought again about ditching what I wanted for another pattern but then thought "I CAN DO THIS" and went back into my room determined to beat the wretched project into submission. (Take that you costume!) Then I realized that part of my problem might be that I hadn’t added seam allowances before I cut out the toile. Duh!

So I've re cut the toile, tweaking it here and there per some of the issues I noted with the first and adding proper seam allowances. I'm just taking a break now before sewing it together. We are supposed to go out for BBQ to celebrate the Jayhawks victory over VA Tech (yay!) anytime now so maybe I'll just leave it there for now.

Not much to show for my sewing day but really toiles are a pain and my attitude is much better now so progress has been made.


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From: misslemmon Date: January 4th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC) (link)
Looks nice! Cant wait till I have a working toile. I just cut out different views for the other bodices, but Im set on button up front, so will work on that tonight. I see you have an AG doll too. I just may have to join the club. (raises eyebrow) :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 5th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC) (link)
I just can't wait until it's finished! :> Yes, AG madness. It's catching you know! :>
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: January 5th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC) (link)
It looks nice, especially the front seam shapes. Good for you for hanging in there! (I'll be your poe cheerleader. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 6th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I think I need one too! :>
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