Jenny La Fleur
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stripe scraps

I finished cutting the striped bodice today. The back and skirt panels I’m not worrying about until I have the bodice together. I started constructing the bodice tonight. I didn’t get too far, as I ran out of Regiline for the front. There is a pattern sale tomorrow so I was planning a trip to the fabric store anyway. :>

I did sew enough to discover that my shoulder strap stripes are not lined up with the bodice stripes. (Yeah shoulder strap stripes – say that three times fast!) I did get close though, considering I didn’t really know what I was doing! I’ll have a dig around my scraps tomorrow to see if I can recut the pieces. I never throw out scraps until the project is complete… just in case. :>


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From: misscrabtree Date: April 15th, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC) (link)
ok, two things.

What is Regiline?

And, if I new you didn't have an 18th c shift pattern, I'd have included as a loaner my Kanniks Korner sp* pattern in the package I sent out yesterday.

By the way, I finally made it to the Joann's pattern sale today. I bought the 18th c pattern from Butterick. Right, I know like Im really going to find the time to make up the bodice in a contemporary mode. Pattern buying is an illness Im telling you, an illness. LOL
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 16th, 2005 11:25 am (UTC) (link)
Oh no, don't tell me that! :> I didn't know you had that pattern. It’s the one I wanted to use but decided to save my money for nice petticoat fabric instead. Oh well, I've already started on the other. Mreh!

Regiline is the mis-spelled name for "Rigilene", which is a type of plastic boning. :> It's made up of tiny strips of plastic woven with nylon (I think or something like) fabric so it can be sewn through. It's surprisingly sturdy (Suzi and Jean Hunnisett used it for fully boned corsets, something I'd like to try sometime), can be sewn applied directly to the fabric, and is avaible at Jo-Anns and Hancocks. I love supplies that are available locally; I’m horrible about thinking head on projects. :>
elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: April 16th, 2005 07:46 am (UTC) (link)
Behold! The Candycane Dress!!

Sorry, couldn't help it. ;)

Looks great so far. Hope you find some patterns at the sale. I picked up one when I was at JoAnn's Thursday, after finding that every pattern I wanted (that's not OOP), I've already bought (or JoAnn's doesn't carry). ;) lol.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 16th, 2005 11:02 am (UTC) (link)
Oh mean - very mean. :P I have to say, it looks more like a barber's pole to me though...
jennil From: jennil Date: April 16th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay! Fun, fun!

And yes, pattern buying is an illness, I agree. I totally just bought some Butterick 18c patterns at JoAnn's the other day. Of course, I don't know when I'll get to work on anything 18c in the near future, never mind these patterns. . . But I just had to have them! ;P
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