Jenny La Fleur
half way there! - Jenny La Fleur
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half way there!

Things have been going slower than I wanted but progress has definitely been made today. The bodice is 90% done, with the sleeves hemmed and the inside seams all whip stitched neatly down and everything. I just have to add the hooks and eyes and finish off the waist line and I'm done.

It took longer than I had anticipated mostly due to my rather slippery fabric. Thank God for basting spray that's all I have to say! I both lined and interlined the bodice with black cotton sateen. My obsession to match the stripes as much as possible sucked up some time too. I knew I didn't have the time/patience to get super picky but I did try to match up the stripes nicely in the very front at least. Looks pretty good if I do say so myself...

I'm pleased with the results, except that this fabric is way shiny and will never photograph well. The sleeves don't look like much on Narcissa either, but on me they are rather nice bell sleeves. Nicer with trim of course...

On to the skirt!


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bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: January 18th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC) (link)
I think you did a stellar job with the stripes, that can be so difficult and yours match! I have to say, it looks really cool. I do so love stripes.
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: January 18th, 2008 03:20 am (UTC) (link)
Oh it looks fabulous! Such wonderful stripey goodness. Eeep! See you tomorrow! :)
From: misslemmon Date: January 18th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC) (link)
That's so pretty. Wow, with the matching stripes.
anielmom From: anielmom Date: January 18th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC) (link)
Color me impressed.
pinkdiamond From: pinkdiamond Date: January 18th, 2008 07:41 am (UTC) (link)
Ooh, nice stripage, especially at the side front seams!
quincy134 From: quincy134 Date: January 18th, 2008 12:12 pm (UTC) (link)
I love it. You did a great job matching the stripes, even under time pressure.
jehanni From: jehanni Date: January 18th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC) (link)
My stripes are plain cotton, so they don't shine, and they're shyly hiding behind an allover viney-leafy print....they envy yours. :-) This is going to be such fun!
mala_14 From: mala_14 Date: January 18th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC) (link)
So pretty! Your stripes look great.
newmoonstar From: newmoonstar Date: January 18th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC) (link)
Very pretty! The stripes match perfectly. I started wanting an 1840's dress when I watched Jane Eyre last week, and now looking at the progress on your lovely dress, I have to have one! ;-D
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