Jenny La Fleur
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two steps back

I knew it was going too well!

I tried the bodice on last night to see if the wool felt interlining was worth the effort/too hot and what I discovered was that the shoulder straps were 1 3/8" too short! How the heck did that happen?

I thought, okay fine it's an easy fix I'll just piece it at the shoulder straps, not too bad. Then I realized that that would mess up the trim that runs all the way from the front along the shoulder to the back. Crap! Thank God I have that extra trim coming or I’d have to do an ugly piecing of the trim as well.

I sat down and figured out a plan for the sleeves that would leave me enough trim to redo the bodice. I think it will all work out but man that was a close one!

Oh and yes the wool is too hot. It does create a nice smooth bodice, without making me look any more "bulky" but after walking up and down the stairs a few times (looking for Mom who was outside) I was really hot. And that without a skirt, shift and sleeves. Yeah, not good.

So I removed most of the gold trim (including some I'd already sewn down), removed the interlinings and un-stitched the shoulders. I'll put the cotton twill interlining back in but I think I'll recut them so the shoulder strap is fully lined.

*sigh* So now my bodice is back to where I was last week.


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angldst From: angldst Date: September 9th, 2010 01:45 pm (UTC) (link)
Yikes, I hate it when setbacks happen. *sends you sewing mojo and good thoughts*.


jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 9th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I guess it's pay back for everything going so well so far!
bellamissella From: bellamissella Date: September 9th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh darn. But at least it's looking like it will be fabulous! Can't wait to see it finished!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 9th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC) (link)
Yeah, I'm just glad it is fixable with minimal pain. It will be worth it in the end!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: September 10th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC) (link)
Oh noes! That really sucks. But at least its easily fixable.

Btw, its looking gorgeous!
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