Jenny La Fleur
working out the kinks - Jenny La Fleur
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working out the kinks

Worked a little on my anglaise toile tonight. My first try on looked okay, really just had to re-cut the too short should straps. After attaching some new straps it was just a matter of tweaking little things here and there. I figured since I had time I could be a little more anal than normal.

I also cut out a sleeve toile, and had Mom help me pin in place on. It needs a little work, mostly adding to the back so I can have some little pleats back there and move my arms. I don't think I'm going to bother with any more toiling, I can make all the little tweaks when I trace out the master pattern... which I'm going to go do right now. :>

I love a project without a deadline - this is fun!

Oh and also today I updated my website with all the recent projects and event pics... man was I behind!

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girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: November 17th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC) (link)
Looks great! I really think you have have 18th century mastered.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 18th, 2009 03:23 am (UTC) (link)
I guess I should after this many trips into the century! :>
s0mmer From: s0mmer Date: November 17th, 2009 06:17 am (UTC) (link)
Wow, the fit looks so good! I am super impressed and excited to see your finished dress :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 18th, 2009 03:23 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I'm excited too. :>
From: hohenstein Date: November 17th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC) (link)

Asking for a bit of advice here, since you have a lot of 18th c. experience. Do you have an anglaise pattern you'd recommend for for a woman with a large bust & upper arms? I can draft my own patterns & have the proper corset. I've always done saque-backs, but feel like branching out into other 18th c. styles.

jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 18th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC) (link)
I've never used a commercial 18th century pattern so I'm afraid I'm not any help. If you have a sacque pattern you like though I would just draft a pattern from that.
From: hohenstein Date: November 18th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC) (link)

Thanks! (Bonks palm to forehead). Why didn'T I think of that?

tailordrews From: tailordrews Date: November 17th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC) (link)
Cant waite to see more, it looks soo good!

jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 18th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much!
vanityfairy From: vanityfairy Date: November 18th, 2009 10:09 am (UTC) (link)
So clever to use a zipper in the front for the toile!
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