Jenny La Fleur
bodice fit for a Queen - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
bodice fit for a Queen

No work on the Pimpernel yesterday. Instead I did this:

I couldn't help myself! Once all the fabrics were cut and in a neat pile they just cried out to be sewn together! So the bodice is pretty much done, just a bit of handwork to finish up on the inside and the sleeves. The velvet over bodice came out a little smaller than I intended, not sure what happened there, but I’m going to put the sleeves in before I try it on to see if I like it or not. I have plenty of fabric to re-cut that piece. It would be a pain to redo it but if it's not flattering what is the point of wearing it, right?

I love the silver metallic silk tissue - it's so rich! I had bought some cheap silver lame to line it with but in the end I lined it with black cotton. The black made it look richer. You know, I think I'm going to have to come up with another project so I can work with the metallic silk tissue again, it really is cool stuff. :>


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mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: April 9th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC) (link)
this is looking lovely so far! that combination of the black black velvet and the shimmery silver must be stunning in person, i wish i was going to see it :(
mala_14 From: mala_14 Date: April 9th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC) (link)
Oooh! Lovely. And very night-y. That silver and black combo is a knockout.
sydneyflapper From: sydneyflapper Date: April 10th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC) (link)
I adore quality metallic fabrics and trims...and, of course, velvet. What a combination!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: April 10th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC) (link)
Gorgeous! I dont blame you for not waiting to work on it.
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