Mar. 15th, 2007

lovetriangle: (PDSvN)
I will not rip apart and remake my kirtle bodice. I will not rip apart and remake my kirtle bodice. I will not rip apart and remake my kirtle bodice. I will not rip apart and remake my kirtle bodice. I will not rip apart and remake my kirtle bodice. I will not rip apart and remake my kirtle bodice. I will not rip apart and remake my kirtle bodice. I will not rip apart and remake my kirtle bodice…

Maybe it’s the Ides doing it to me, but I am immensely bugged by the trim contrast on my PDSvN kirtle. I got the back half of the skirt attached last night and I’ve started and stared at the front and can’t get over it. Ggggrrrrrr.

A short recap of my tale of woe, which began in 2005 when I started this gown. I really didn’t like the original undersleeves so I thought I’d do a fake strapwork undersleeve (like this doublet in Janet Arnold). That I liked. I tested my idea on a strip down the front of the kirtle bodice, which I liked, and thought I’d continue that down the front of the skirt instead of more silver passemeterie (of which I already had 55 yards of and would need every bit of it for the overdress). So far, so good, except when I started the strapwork on the sleeves it didn’t turn out very nice at all. After trying to apply it by hand which was too uneven to lay properly, and by machine which tore up the gimp no matter how fine a needle I used, I abandoned the idea. I have not yet decided how to approach new undersleeves and will leave that to the last, I’m sure, but I have wasted a significant amount of my green silk in cutting all the little strips. Ggrrrr

So anyway, fast forward a few years. I find the perfect wide silver passementerie trim to place on the kirtle and I do so to my satisfaction. The problem is, the trim goes ‘round the hem and up the front, and stops at my little patch of strapwork. It’s not that I don’t like the strapwork; it’s that to my eye the trim should continue to the neckline. I like everything about this kirtle except that and I really am stretched for time. I don’t want to have to try and remove the strapwork and apply new trim because I know something would happen and I’d end up ruining it and I don’t have enough fabric to make a new one and it’s NOT GOING TO SHOW UNDER THE DRESS ANYWAY!!!

…I will not rip apart and remake my kirtle bodice. I will not rip apart and remake my kirtle bodice. I will not rip apart and remake my kirtle bodice. I will not rip apart and remake my kirtle bodice. I will not rip apart and remake my kirtle bodice. I will not rip apart and remake my kirtle bodice. I will not rip apart and remake my kirtle bodice…


In other news, I won the office diet contest! LOL! I lost 11 pounds in 3 weeks and there’s still 3 more weeks in Lent so I’m pretty sure I’ll reach my goal. I may even be able to get back into the Big Pig in time for faire! *happy dance with less wiggling than before*

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