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Of course, when I said I didn't know how to figure out how much fabric I need for ruffles, what I meant was, I don't have all the numbers I need to figure out how much fabric I need for ruffles. I know how, of course.

I started cutting out my underskirt last night. I started out by blithely assuming that the skirt would be the right size, because they're the same pattern pieces I traced off for my CU gown, and it fit. Also, I couldn't immediately spot where I'd written sizes on the pieces, so I didn't know what size they were anyway. Temporary blindness, as I spotted after cutting out three panels. It was, in fact, a large (which astonishes me - I don't see how, looking at my CU pics, I could be defined as large). I whipped out my tape measure, whipped out my corset for good measure, and discovered that I should have been cutting out a medium, corsetted or not. oops?

Luckily, what I had cut out was easily cut down by a size. It did mean, though, that I didn't finish cutting it all out, and the rest is folded on a chair in the sewing room. And then I decided that I wanted the bottom ruffle to be pleated, not gathered, and I wanted it much denser than it was in my CU gown... Poor Jarratt became my math-assistant, who noted lengths down and did math for me while I set about determining whether I had enough fabric to make the ruffle MUCH longer than the pattern had allowed for it to be. I do, I'm pleased to say. I'd rather be at home continuing work on this than here at work! More tonight, I think. ^__^

Date: 2008-03-19 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giffydoll.livejournal.com
Wows. You working superfast on this one. Do you have something in particular that you want to wear it to?

Date: 2008-03-20 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evie-fae.livejournal.com
If it was done in time for Armageddon, I'd probably wear it around at that. Just because it would be fun. But, I really don't think it will be ready in time!

I'm just working faster because I feel like it, and I don't have either a Neopets guild to help run, or a giant pile of homework to get through!
Edited Date: 2008-03-20 12:34 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-03-20 09:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giffydoll.livejournal.com
OMG pinque would love it if you did. I don't think you regularly read her blog, but she's been doing victorian teas and picnics with people in Akld. OMG I *want* a pretty victorian outfit and a chance to drink tea wearing it sooo bad!

http://pinkdiamond.livejournal.com/892697.html

links to links

Date: 2008-03-23 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosaephemera.livejournal.com
I added pinkdiamond on this journal, because I don't feel so weird just watching people who do cool sewing stuff, but I don't know them at all over here. ^__^

So, I've been really jealous of the Victorian teas! When you get back you have to make a pretty victorian outfit so we can start a branch of the tea society down here!

Date: 2008-03-24 01:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giffydoll.livejournal.com
I *so* do. :)

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