Jenny La Fleur
handwork... yeah that stuff - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
handwork... yeah that stuff

Wow, thank you all for your kind comments to my last post. *blushes* You are so sweet and your words mean a lot, they really do! :>

Today was spent in handwork, endless handwork. I’ve attached the skirts, finished the back neckline and finished stitching the back pleats. I’m using the technique described in Costume Close-up and illustrated in Fashion in Detail of stitching the down on the underside of the skirt pleats. I still have one half of the skirts to do, although I have to say I don’t see that the running stitch on the underside does much. Perhaps it’s more helpful with a thicker fabric or shallower pleats, like the yellow dress in Fashion in Detail. Oh well, can't hurt right? :>

Tomorrow I’ll be taking a break from sewing to see to other projects (web sites, audio files for church, quilt signatures due on Tuesday etc). I hate to stop so near the finish line but to be honest I’m ready for a break. Another day of pure handwork would not be good for mental health. It’s so not my thing, although I love the results. *smile*

...20 days and counting to the Belmont tea...


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elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: April 25th, 2005 07:58 am (UTC) (link)
Oooh. Yummy hand-sewn pleat goodness. ;) Beautiful!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 25th, 2005 08:15 am (UTC) (link)
*giggle* Thanks! :>
dormous From: dormous Date: April 25th, 2005 11:12 am (UTC) (link)
I'm constantly amazed by how much you get done, I really am. It's as much as I can do to get home after a day at work. And even at weekends, I'm a slug until about an hour before I ought to go to sleep, which means I have to choose between sleep and getting something done. Go you!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 26th, 2005 07:40 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks you. *smile* I'm so blessed that at this point in my life I have the time and ability to do so much. I'm trying to take full advantage of it, knowing this season won't last forever. :>
operafantomet From: operafantomet Date: April 26th, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC) (link)
I haven't logged in for ages, so I haven't got to comment on the amazing project of yours. It looks really, really, really good! Please keep us updated. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 26th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Definitely more updates to come... more than you'll ever want to know about my projects as usual! :>
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