Jenny La Fleur (jennylafleur) wrote,
Jenny La Fleur

Faire Garb countdown

I have 4 days to finish up the Faire Garb. I'm trying not to panic. Really it's not that bad, it's just a bunch of last minute little stuff.

I hemmed up the camica and finished the eyelets on the sleeves last night. That leaves the hems, hooks & eyes, trimming the hat and fixing the corded bodice. I’ll have to forgo the partlet, cap, new fan and the other accessories I’d been thinking about. Oh well. The bodice is what I'm most worried about at this point.

I decided to use some pre-made bias tape on it. If you will recall, I was going to use blue to contrast but all the pre-made blues were funky colors. So I picked up a dark Christmas red instead. I need to make another trip to Jo-Anns. Now that I am cutting the bodice down, all my boning is too long. I was going to use cable ties but I could only find a huge package and frankly didn't want to spend that much. So I'll substitute with some Regiline. At least that is easy to sew and easy to remove, if I ever want to replace it with steel. Of course I couldn't have thought of that while I was already at the store yesterday...

Teddy e-mailed me last week with the interesting suggestion of creating tabs, instead of just cutting the bottom off. I'm not sure it will work, as the bodice is only an inch or so too long but I'm going to try that first. No harm, as I can always cut them off if it doesn't work.
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