Pink Tea

Sep. 16th, 2016 07:20 am
jaelie: (Jaelie)
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I found the fabric for the Pink Tea so underwhelming that I almost didn't do anything or even plan on going. Then Beth talked me into it by mentioning I should just do something really easy, like a Regency spencer or something. I immediately thought of the Curtain-Along spencerino that I love, and remembered how truly quickly that pattern goes together. Yeah, it's fast. Ten hours later, including some hand stitching which added like three hours to it, the Pepto Bismol spencerino is done.

Ta da! Laying out the pattern:

Back detail, hand stitching in progress, since I needed something to do while the kids were in karate:

Finished spencerino:

Surprisingly, I actually kind of like the spencerino now. I don't know how often I'll wear it, but it's done. It'll make a good loaner piece if the friend is even remotely shaped like me, too. Also, I think we'll all look neat together at the Tea, so there's that.

I also made a hair piece. It looks ok, but next time I need to make sure that the synthetic hair does well with heat. This one looks a bit frizzy. It'll do for Saturday, though.

Date: 2016-09-16 03:03 pm (UTC)
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That looks great! I still haven't finished mine yet, so I might be wearing a pink turban after all!

Date: 2016-09-16 06:01 pm (UTC)
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I think if I hadn't hand sewn anything, it would have been done in like six or seven hours, start to finish. I love this easy stuff. Maybe that's why I kind of like the spencerino. It was so fast and easy that I can overlook the fabric and it's now cute-ish in my eyes. Heh.

I think a pink turban would be awesome. This fabric is so underwhelming, I wouldn't blame you one bit.

Date: 2016-09-16 08:08 pm (UTC)
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That looks great! I have such a not-so-secret love for moire!

Date: 2016-09-16 08:53 pm (UTC)
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I'm on the fence for moire. This stuff is sooooo polyester that it feels weird. Maybe if I was able to handle some real silk moire, I'd have a change of heart?

Date: 2016-09-16 08:55 pm (UTC)
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The cotton blend moire is my favorite-- so nice to work with and looks gorgeous! I haven't had the pleasure to handle silk moire-- I assume it's amazing!!!

Date: 2016-09-17 12:08 am (UTC)
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This is the first moire I've messed with. If the cotton moire is nice, I won't write it off, then, hah!

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