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my not sewing day
Well my Française sewing day today did not go as planned. After spending the morning cleaning, organizing and researching myself to a point where I could work on my petit panier I realized that I had neither the ribbon (duh that is what I needed from Walmart!) nor the hoop boning I needed. So I ordered the boning. *sigh*

Then I organized and researched myself to a point where I could start work on my Française (I don't need the pannier to start on the back pleats) when I realized that I hadn’t washed the lining fabric I bought right before Christmas. It's in the wash now. *sigh*

I suppose I could switch tacks and work on my Titanic evening dress toile but I had kind of promised myself that I won't work on it until the Française was well underway. See it's the Titanic I really want to work on (now that I have FINALLY decided what to do) but the Française that I need to wear on Feb 4th. That’s right a robe à la Française in a month. Yeah.

And now I have a headache that I think wants to be a migraine. So I think I'll just give up and play Angry Birds. Maybe if I'm feeling better later I'll stay up and ring in the New Year being productive. Or not.

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my_stitching From: my_stitching Date: December 31st, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC) (link)
I am planning on making a hoop like Megan's too! :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 1st, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC) (link)
I know - it's been on my list for over a year now. I fell in love with its simplicity and frilliness the moment I saw it!
isabelladangelo From: isabelladangelo Date: December 31st, 2011 11:08 pm (UTC) (link)
Lol! Replace Angry Birds with Legend of Zelda and our days sound very similar. ;-)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 1st, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC) (link)
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: December 31st, 2011 11:35 pm (UTC) (link)
I vote for Angry Birds! (and in case you didn't know, Wreck the Halls has a New Year's Eve bonus egg--it's in the golden egg section!)

You can totally do a Francaise in a month though! The amount of sewing in one is surprisingly small. Once everything is pinned and draped, it really flies together.
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: January 1st, 2012 04:53 am (UTC) (link)
I second this! My dress is really coming together quickly. It now has fronts and skirts. You can totally do this!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 1st, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC) (link)
You'll be proud to know I've gotten both Dad and Bridget hoked on Angry Birds too. :>

That is what I have heard about the Francaise - its the only reason I'm even attempting it - so I hope it's really true! :>
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: January 1st, 2012 11:07 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm very proud, actually! Hee :)

I was surprised how quickly the pet en l'air, pink pet en l'air and francaise all went together. I think I finally believe that they're relatively quick projects :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 1st, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC) (link)
But then there is fast for you and fast for us Muggles. Hee hee. At least I know lots of people to pester if I get stuck! :>
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: January 2nd, 2012 07:07 am (UTC) (link)
Quite true! I am thinking in comparison with my other dresses though. It definitely takes less time than an anglaise--think about it, no stupid skirt pleats to annoy you! I only call them stupid because I always find them annoying myself :)
From: silkfrocks Date: December 31st, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC) (link)
Well, you were productive in other ways though. The petie panier is pretty, pretty.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 1st, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC) (link)
True. No actual sewing though. *sigh*
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: January 1st, 2012 12:36 am (UTC) (link)
Hee hee! Silly frilly hoops are so much fun :D
Have you told us yet what your Francaise will be like?!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 1st, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC) (link)
I know, I should have just stolen yours and been done with it though. :> I bought the ribbon for them today - bright pink! I figured if I was going for silly underwear I should go all the way.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 4th, 2012 01:29 am (UTC) (link)
And no I haven't told you about my franciase... I'm still sorting it out to be honest. Looks like it's going to be one of those "organic" rather than geeked-out-planning projects. :>
madamekat From: madamekat Date: January 1st, 2012 01:08 am (UTC) (link)
I know what you mean. I can't start on my Francaise until my birthday dress is done, which won't really be until Jan 14th. I'll have 3 weeks to make a Francaise...eek!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 1st, 2012 11:01 pm (UTC) (link)
Eek is right! I feel better now... :>
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