Jenny La Fleur
and the endless handwork begins! - Jenny La Fleur — LiveJournal
adventures in costuming
and the endless handwork begins!
After two days of futzing and frustration I finally beat the cream demon-fabric into submission and finished the foundation bodice (except for closures) - yay! SO looking forward to working on the skirt now (also made of the demon fabric)! *note sarcasm*

I'm re-thinking this issue of flat-lining the skirt with cotton. I had decided not to flatline the skirt, afraid that lining it would change the drape of the fabric too much, after all I chose this fabric for this project because of its drape. But now I'm wondering if it would help me avoid some of the demon issues I had on the bodice. I don't know...

While I'm pondering the skirt I'm trying my hand, for the first time, at hand-sewn rolled hems. Well I've tried them before but without success. After talking about my past frustrations with rolled hems koshka_the_cat was kind enough to give me a little private lesson on how to do them at Costume College a couple of years ago but despite her demonstration looking easy I was too intimidated (and lazy) to use the technique once I got home. However the only way to deal with this crinkle silk chiffon is with a rolled hem. So I refreshed my memory with this video on YouTube and started on the chiffon. So far so good, just mind-numbing. Well this project will give me lots of practice anyway... *sigh*

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gilded_garb From: gilded_garb Date: March 19th, 2012 04:42 am (UTC) (link)
You can do it! Down with devil fabric! ;)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 21st, 2012 06:44 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! It's putting up a fight but it's doomed. Ha!
madamekat From: madamekat Date: March 19th, 2012 03:24 pm (UTC) (link)
Ahhh, that video is brilliant! Thanks, Ladies!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 21st, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC) (link)
Glad it was helpful! Took me a while to find that video. A lot of people on YouTube don't know what a rolled hem actually is. Lots of machine and serger versions too. Handwork... it's becoming such a lost art!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: March 19th, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC) (link)
Go Jenny-Rose, go!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 21st, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC) (link)
Ra, ra, ra!! :>
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