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After correcting the Oops! in the sleeve pattern, I've got them basted in.  The pattern correction says to distribute the fullness between the "shoulder" seam and side seam.  It looks better,  but still looks a little weird.  I think I'll spread the gathers up to the shoulder, and see how that looks.  I'm rapidly loosing all patience with this thing.  And, seeing as how there is no way it'll be done by Valentines day, I'm giving up for the night.  Yes, I know it's only quarter to nine, but I gotta Know when to quit.
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After being completely frustrated by the sleeve issue, I looked at the S&S web site.  And what did I find?  An Oops! for the elbow length and long sleeve.  Apparently, the markings were reversed!  Grrrrr.
I've re-pinned the sleeve to correspond with the correct markings and it fits much better.  I'll baste it in tomorrow and try the fit again.  Hopefully, it'll do the trick.
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The sleeve on the Sense & sensibility pattern is giving me grief.  I've heard that they are sometimes an issue.  Being me, I decided to use the latest version of the Modern Regency as a mock up.  Bad idea, but chalk it up to laziness.

To illustrate the problem... )
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After my fit of the Vapors the other day, I've been taking it easy.  That  means not much sewing happening around here.  But S&S is on PBS, and I've managed to cut out the new Modern Regency.  I've decided to go with the gathered bodice and elbow length sleeves.
Now that it's all cut out, I should be able to get it put together in the next few days.  *crosses fingers*

I'm sick

Feb. 4th, 2009 08:55 pm
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of white undies.  All I've been sewing for the past month is white, white, white!  And even though I've more white that needs to be sewn (Victorian corset, Mantua Maker stays) I need to take a break and work with some color! 
All my costuming projects are in stasis, waiting for the white undies, and I'm sick of walking around town looking like a slob, so modern it is!

Kind of. )

Woo Hoo!

Apr. 22nd, 2008 09:42 am
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I finished the Modern Regency!  And I found the perfect shoes to go with it.  a sweet little pair of pink ballet flats.  Now if only it warm up a bit so I can wear it.   

Pictures! )
I also got some more fabric for the archery dress.  Now all I need to ge is the black velveteen and some narrow black velvet ribbon.  Because, frankly I'm to lazy to make all that narrow black trim.  I'll have to bite the bullet and do it for the pink, 'cause there is no way I'll find pre-made in the exact shade I need.
So once I get the skirt draped, I can get on to the fun part!

Pics!

Apr. 20th, 2008 01:07 pm
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I'm still here.  D decided he wanted to go to the fabric store with me.  Twice in one month!  It's a record!
anywho, it has given me time to get upload some pics of the Modern Regency.
What I learned:
This pattern goes together very easily, even at 11:00pm when your frustrated beyond belief! 
When making this as a strictly historic garment, I would make it up a size smaller.  But for wearing over modern undergarments, this works out nicely.
I may change the look of the armseye in back when making for modern wear.

All in all, I'm pretty happy with the results so far.  I can't wait to get it finished, so I can wear it!
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is me banging my head against a wall.  I was soooo excited about getting the back of the archery dress just so.  After futzing with it for hours last night, and stabbing myself countless times, I threw my hands up and admitted defeat.  There seems to be a lot  of excess fabric all gathered and darted in.  It is so pretty, but frankly I couldn't get my fabric to cooperate.  I may try to work it out in flat.  I think I'll also ask J.J. if she has any insight.  As this is due in a few weeks, I may need to leave it as is for now, and come back to it later when I have more time.  I should have enough green fabric to re-do the back at a later date.
Not willing to go to bed with nothing at accomplished, I picked up the Modern Regency and worked on that.  I'm happy to say that went much more smoothly.  All that needs to be done is binding, add trim, and put on the closures!  Done in less than 2 hours, Yeah!  At least something went right.
I'll try and get some pics up later today or tomorrow for sure.  
Now it's off to he fabric store to get some pink binding and the pet store to get Marshmallow some food.
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Thanks to the awesome and fabulous

[personal profile] jennil I have a pic of the back of the Archery gown!   She so rocks!   So, with pic in hand, I'm going to see if I can get the bodice back to look a it more like the original.  I need to change the C.B. a bit, but otherwise, I think I have it looking fairly good.
My new plans for tonight:

Re-drape bodice back
Make B.B. pattern
Cut new back
If I have time, and feel up to it, I'll get it sewn to the front for a test run.

I have absolutely no sewing time during the days on weekends, and this is a long one.  E doesn't have school on Monday.  I would still like to get the Modern regency ready for P&P, 'cause i just think it would be fun!

 

 

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Now that E is back to her usual happy self, I have gotten back to sewing.  Last night I started draping the skirt for the  Archery gown.  I think I have the front the way I want it but am not sure about the back.  Because E was sick on Thursday, I missed my class, and so missed the demo/lecture on this type of skirt.  So, I'm just winging it.  I can't go much further with it anyways, I have to do some of it in class.
It was only 9:00 when I decided I'd taken that as far as I should, so I decided to get a start on my Modern Regency dress.   I'm using the Sense and Sensibility pattern for this one.I've not made this dress before and so need to do a mock up.  I had a few yards of black cotton hanging around that I decided to use for the toil.  If it works out, and fits properly, I'll add some pink trim and have a bonus dress!  I might even have it ready by to wear when I go with friends to see the J.C.'s production of  "Pride and Prejudice", How fun would that be?  I prepped the pattern and cut and marked everything, so tonight I will stitch it together.  Maybe I'll have progress pics tomorrow.
I've also made progress on the patterning for E's Faire Frock.  I thing I'm going to add curved side back seams to make it look a little more period.
That pretty much sums it up for now

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