Jenny La Fleur
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greetings from the farm
Greetings from the farm! Last night's sewing session was fun, despite some fitting issues. It is so much easier to have fitting issues with a sewing buddy in the room though! :> Loren and I were both working on Spencers, both using the same pattern no less - when does that happen?!

I tried on my new Regency stays for the first time. Thats when I discovered that I'd put the shoulder straps on backwards. That will teach me to forget to mark notches on my patterns! The other issue with the stays is that some how I made the bust gussests too big. They stick out at the top in an annoying way. It's a really tiny amount of fabric that is doing it though so it's not really worth taking the gussets out and redoing the whole thing so I'm going to cheat and just run some gathering stitches at the bust. I was originaly going to run a drawstring in the top binding (which is reasonably period) but on further reflection it's just the bust that needs help and that is the easier way to go. If I hate it I can always redo the gussets later.

The fitting of the Spencer toile went about as well. *makes face* For everything I like about the pattern there is something I don't like. *sigh* Loren helped me fix the major fitting problems but it's going to need major work to get it close to my inspirations. So now I'm trying to decide if I want to comprimise and make it up as is so I have a Spencer by next week or if I should go to the hassle of changing half dozen things so it looks like what I had in my head. I'm still pondering.

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mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: November 6th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC) (link)
Why don't you make this one up as is, then make your ideal later when you have more time? But I suppose you only have the one fabric with you :(
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 6th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC) (link)
Yeah I thought about it. I think I'm going to go ahead and try making the changes and seeing how difficult that is. Some plans fell though so I have a little more time this weekend to sew than i thought I would. If after a toile or two it proves to be unworkable I can always go back to the "as is" version. Nothing ventured nothing gained!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: November 7th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC) (link)
Sorry the spencer isnt behaving. But you can make it work!
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