Jenny La Fleur
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good thing piecing is period!

It took way longer than it should have but the Green/Rust Angaise is officially done!

I ended up piecing the front of the hem to fix the length issue. (I love that piecing is period!) It took quite a bit of brain wattage to get the fabric I needed out of the small baggie of scraps I had left from this project. So glad I haden't thrown anything away yet! Luckily I was able to use some of the pieces I had to cut off the back section of the hem to shape it correctly. Whew!

After all that piecing the hem is a bit of a mess up close/underneath (so nobody gets to see it!) but with the "3 foot rule" applied it's fine. Eventually I'll finish the inside with bias tape and add some ribbon or trim to the hem to cover the horizontal piecing seam but that is a project for after CosCol. I have many other time-consuming and more important fish to fry in the next 15 days!

With another dress moved to the "done" list I'm feeling much less panicky and stressed, although I know I can't slow my pace at this point. So I've officially started my pre-CosCol TV fast - no TV until I get home from LA! I miss it already but I get SO much more done without it to distract and waylay me. And with my to-do list I need all the time I can get!

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girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: July 13th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC) (link)
It looks wonderful! And I think the 3 foot rule is the best rule. Lets apply that to my teal elven gown, ok? ;)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 13th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm down with that... it's a great rule! :>
padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: July 13th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC) (link)
Looks awesome! Congrats on finally wrangling it into submission!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 13th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! It's really pretty on - it might be my new favorite outfit!
s0mmer From: s0mmer Date: July 13th, 2011 05:18 am (UTC) (link)
I bow to your superior cutting fu! The dress looks great, you'll look great and have fun wearing it, hooray for happy endings :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 13th, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC) (link)
I love a happy endings! Thanks!
williamsburg24 From: williamsburg24 Date: July 13th, 2011 11:03 am (UTC) (link)

It's really beautiful! Hey, give me a call tonight in the evening to catch up!

jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 13th, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Unfortunately I can't do tonight (Wednesday) - I'm booked all evening. What time are you getting off work tomorrow (Thursday)? Also are you coming to the card party on Saturday?
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: July 13th, 2011 11:14 am (UTC) (link)
Well done you! I knew you could do it ;)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 13th, 2011 01:43 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks for being my cheerleader!
nuranar From: nuranar Date: July 13th, 2011 01:18 pm (UTC) (link)
Victory! Good for you for making it finally behave! I'm glad your list is looking a bit more achievable.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 13th, 2011 01:43 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay! It's all coming together... :>
gilded_garb From: gilded_garb Date: July 13th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC) (link)
Piecing? I see no piecing. In all seriousness, it looks amazing! Can't wait to see it on you :o)
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: July 13th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC) (link)
Hooray for it finally coming together!

Don't forget, my chocolate francaise is also pieced for length. When patterns match (good job!), it's hard to see anything at the hem.
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