Jenny La Fleur
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a productive day

Yesterday was very productive.

I mostly worked on a commission that is due at the end of the month. The dress, formally known as the prettiest toile ever, needed some alternating to fit my client so I spend most of my day on that. Gah, alterations are SO time consuming! I also did another mock-up of the sleeve. The first mock-up looked pretty good at my fitting last week but I needed to add fullness/puff at the top. This toile looks pretty good, it just a little tweaking (more fullness at the back) and I can cut and assemble the real sleeves. Then the project will be done - yay!

I also worked on my stays a little bit. I sewed the two halves of the front lining together and then stitched on the bias tape for the horizontal boning. I noticed on tailordrews last pair of Dideriot stays he had more than 2 lengths of boning. Then I looked at the pattern. Sure enough, the illustration shows four pieces while only two are marked on the pattern. So I decided to experiment and add another piece to make three. I don't know if it will actually make a difference or not, we'll see.

I then started putting all the pieces together, although I didn't get too far with it. My bed was calling far too loudly! :P

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padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: March 18th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC) (link)
Good to know on the Diderot stays. I need a new pair myself as they are meeting in the back at the top. It's not top of my list, but I will keep the extra boning in mind for next time!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 19th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC) (link)
I'll let you know how they fit with the extra boning... I'm pretty curious about it! :>
mala_14 From: mala_14 Date: March 18th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC) (link)
You're keeping the penguin sleeves on the final dress though, right? ;) Looks good, all around. The bright blue stays are very pretty.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 19th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC) (link)
Yes, of course! The dress is crying out for penguins don't you think? :P
vanessa_lynne From: vanessa_lynne Date: March 18th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow - those colors pop. Cool!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 19th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC) (link)
sarahlizzi From: sarahlizzi Date: March 18th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC) (link)
the colors are so summery! they definitely suit the weather we've been starting to get.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 19th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC) (link)
Um... the blue reminds me of the sky in Colorado. It makes me happy. Thanks!
maidm From: maidm Date: March 19th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC) (link)
I LOVE your mock-up fabric for the sleeve. :-D Penguins are always hilarious.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 19th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I love colored and patterned toile fabric - it makes life more fun! :>
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: March 20th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC) (link)
Looking lovely!
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