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my weekend pt 1: toiles - Jenny La Fleur
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my weekend pt 1: toiles

Thanks for your encouragement and kind words to my ranting post on Saturday my dear friends. I needed that.

I allowed myself an LJ rant over the thing but not the following pity party. I persevered with the jacket's bodice toile and refitted it right after I got off the computer. I have to admit as I started to work on it I was crying from the frustration of it all. I've never done that before, usally I throw it across the room and sulk.

It took several tries, lots of taking on and off and tweaking, but I got that sucker re-fitted and looking even better than before (when I thought it was finished). Proof there is a God and He loves me. A lot.

Once that was done I took a break to do some necessary MK work, take a long hot shower and eat the yummy sushi Daddy went out and bought me. I felt much better after all that. So about 8pm, instead of in the morning which had been my intent, I started work again on the sleeves. They went pretty well (thanks in part to the work I'd put in before discovering the bodice was wrong) and the toileing was done by 10:30pm - finally!

The finished results. I will be tweaking the sleeve slightly but no need for another toile. I picked apart half the toile but I was out of tracing interfacing (apparently) to trace my master pattern. So I decided to make it an early night and get the interfacing on my way on home from church the next day. Which I did. :>

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bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: April 14th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm so glad it's coming together!

If it's any consolation it's the very same jacket that I've been fighting with the past month or so.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 14th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! That does make me feel better. This jacket does not look that hard... :P
anielmom From: anielmom Date: April 14th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm glad it's decided to cooperate. Here's to hoping it continues to behave!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 14th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC) (link)
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: April 14th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC) (link)
The toile looks really wonderful! I just love the back. Im so glad you were able to push through and make it work. I know that feeling of crying because you are so frustrated. Its miserable.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 15th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks Luv! I'm pleased you like it! The back is my favorite part. I'm having a hard time trying to decide if I should do a "zone" front or leave it as is. I kinda like it as is now... what to you think?
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