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I think I have guilted myself out of sewing the Stripe High waisted Pants. I don't know how to really explain this, but it's a combo of several things I have had floating around in my head the past few weeks. The black Pair is completely done, so my School requirement is completely met once I finish the Jodhpurs. The stripy-ness was just for fun, and because I love stripes!

The one kink to this? I already ordered the stripe duck and can't return it. As far as new uses...I have been thinking corded petticoat? I have my romantic corset all cut out, so making a corded petti would come after that. A class I saw advertised online recommended using striped fabric. The finished result would be very Colleen Atwood-esque, and covered by other skirts anyway.
Other possible projects could be a Corset, Bustle, or save the fabric for the Jackets Section of my pattern making course. All of these I have a much less immediate use for than the Quilted petti, which is why they are second in my mind.

Ug, sewing the lining in these pants the other day took forever. It was the height of my sickness and my brain couldn't handle hand-sewing apparently :( On the bright side the Shiny-ness and Stripy-ness of it makes me incredibly amused. I really wish I had more of this fabric (It was a scrap from a dress I made while back) if I had more of it I would use it to line EVERYTHING! It's cotton, and you can't feel the metallic threads at all, that is, they are not scratchy.



And Now I take a deep breath and return to making Flats. The worse Illustrator flaw ever?? Crashing while saving, so you LOSE EVERYTHING!!!
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I have made a little more progress on my pockets. I finished all of the plants, french knots and started on the flowers. This was th first time I have ever made french knots, I find them frustrating...

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Yesterday I also got a really strong urge to work on my Striped Linen gown, So I did a lot of the pattern alterations (I am using my polonaise as a base) and cut out everything but the skirt and sleeves. Right now I am really undecided on sleeves, but thankfully I can do that last. A bigger problem, and something I have to decide before I progress is the skirt. I know I want the back to be en fourreau, and the front to lace over a stomacher. I played with a few style options as well as lengths in some sketches under the CUT )

And now I shall get back to homework. I am trying to get all of the drafting done for the Pants section of my Apparel Arts classes over this break. I only have two pairs of pants left out of ten, and each of those is 50% done already. Button flys are weird, as are Culottes.

95% DONE

Sep. 2nd, 2010 08:38 am
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Last Thursday I had my final fitting/dress try on with Suzie at Apparel Arts.

BEHOLD the almost completeness!

regency,swiss dot gown,cut of womens clothes

More pics+ Info! )
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Before the Hamburglar struck I finally got to working on my regency petticoat. I used the skirt pattern of my gown, but folded it on it's self to make it less full (and fit on my 45" cotton voile) The hem to about mid skirt is flat lined with cotton organdy for stiffness and a little more opacity. Having two layers made the tucks a little more tricky to sew, but still fairly easy with basting.

regency,petticoat,tucks

Me Wearing Petticoat! )

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