Sunday, May 29, 2005

Pools of Taffeta!!



Hurray for the arrival of the taffeta!! May I say that 14 yards of silk taffeta is a beautiful, beautiful thing! I went ahead and cut out the entire pattern, including the pieces I need for the skirt. Altering the pattern from the pet-en-l'air to the robe francaise was very easy, and JP Ryan's instructions were very straight forward. I have some thread and might start sewing the skirt up, but I'm not going to delve too far into this project until the box of supplies my mom sent me arrives. She's sending interfacing, some thread, pinking shears, and very fine needles for the silk. I have TONS of fabric left over, so I now need to start deciding how I'm going to trim this fabulous gown. Anna has already promised me lace from Belgium for the sleeve flounces! :)

3 comments:

Anna said...

You know, Lissa actually let me CUT some of this fabric when she was getting the pattern pieces together. It is delicious, absolutley delicious, it even SOUNDS good. You should all be jealous of me.

Dave said...

Jealous... yes... that was the first thought that sprang to my mind... ZZZZzzzz...

I will admit that the material is very soft. I had considered using it as a blanket one night, but I thought Melissa might kill me if I did that.

Anonymous said...

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