So, progress has been slow which is my fault as I have a lot on.
When my lovely customers came she had good news as the organisers have
told her Faits vos plasirs.... which I interpret as please yourself as
to what you want!!! We decided to stick to linen but go with the fake
under dress by having one dress with a double sleeve for her. He hated
the idea of the tie waist trousers but has already some linen trousers
that he likes and are comfortable. We have decided to make a longish
tunic so that the waist of the trousers will not be on show hiding the
21st century style of fastening.
Fabric has been purchased, which was a drama in itself, the shop I was
recommended to had plenty of linen but the price!!! Ow if that's a good
price I am the queen. However telephone liaison with the customer while
in the shop got a decision made. I took my patterns with me and I laid
them out on the fabric so that I purchased just the right amount, much
to the amazement of the shop assistants, I got the impression it was a
mad English thing. Blue and white for herself and we settled on bordeaux
and very, very dark brown trim for him he wanted black for the trim to
match his trousers but it was twice the price of the dark brown????
That was last week and I am now ready for the 2nd fit side seams and
sleeves for her and sleeve length for him.
Next decision, hand trimmed lacing holes (holes for the laces on the
bodice) or do we push our luck and bind the lacing holes with satin
stitch on the sewing machine. I run up a sample of both plus a very
small machine stitched button hole and my customers can decide.
Didn't you do some bound eyelets Kate? I'm sure you did some by hand
No photos yet but I will see what I can do.
Claire in Montréal France.
- posted 9 years ago