Jenny La Fleur (jennylafleur) wrote,
Jenny La Fleur
jennylafleur

first of the stripey cutting

I didn’t get as much done as I wanted to today. I don’t know where my day went. Well, yes I do – emailing, cleaning, sorting and then music practice. Once I was home from church and some errands I was to tired to deal with the project, especially the stripes. It all made for a little window of sewing time today. Mreh!

I did finish fitting the stay tweak. I fixed the fit and began my cutting day with the little side extensions. Luckily I have plenty of the original fabrics, so those are all ready to go.

It took me forever to trace my master pattern, not sure why. I was just being a slowpoke I guess. I enjoyed doing it though, so that should count for something right? :>

I measured out what I thought I needed for the back and skirt panels. Unfortunately when I measured and marked it out on my fabric, it didn’t leave me enough room for the other pieces. I didn’t really expect it to so no real drama ensued. I knew it was going to be close, if impossible.

The sleeve and shoulder strap fit okay but the front hangs over my skirt allowance a bit. I am quite determined to see this though, so I didn’t let it stop me. Hopefully I can eek out my extra inches in the skirts, creating a false hem or something. If not then I just won’t have a full second panel for the side skirt. Either way it’s a small sacrifice and I’m thankful I didn’t have to do any real piecing.

So far I’ve only actually cut the sleeves, the rest will wait until tomorrow.

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Uhmmm... Is it just because I'm super sleepy or do these notes not make much sense? Oh well, it's as good as it's going to get tonight! :P
Tags: z:archive:18th:anglaise:redstripe, z:archive:18th:stays:diderot
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