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27 February 2013 @ 07:44 pm
Pretty Panniers  
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I made these a few weeks back, but I'm getting ready to build a gown over them, so I thought I'd show them off. Pretty, yeah? I LOVE THEM!!

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I used one of the stitches in my machine for a little decorative oomph; I think it turned out rather well! I used a pale peachy pink Floriani embroidery thread.

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Yes, this was a total STASH BUSTER project. I think I've had this moire bengaline hanging around for 10 years.

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The color scheme reminds me of Boucher's Madame Pompadour!

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Three rows of ruffled cream raschel lace and three strips of embroidery on the boning channel.

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That's a pocket attached inside. My friend Lucia, whom I am making the gown for, is a performer. I thought she'd like to not keep track of a separate pair of pockets.

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Here's the pocket pulled out of the barrel. It is attached right at the waistband and hangs inside.  I used a lining to create the slit instead of a binding. Was quicker and easier, plus made the pocket a little more durable.

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 Yep, D-rings and belting again-- my favorite! But, I bought a wimpy cotton belting-- not liking it! Needs to be more stiff to really do a good job.

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All collapsed down, nice and neat! I love pocket hoops!

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Upside down so you can see the bottom. I've made enough of these now that I am finally honing my skills and they are getting progressively better... picking up little tricks to get that drum tight! Maybe after 10 more I'll finally get it right.
centuriessewing on February 28th, 2013 05:29 am (UTC)
At first glance I thought the dec. stitching was rhinestones.
starlightmasquestarlightmasque on February 28th, 2013 06:31 am (UTC)
I wouldn't put it past me. I'm a blinger.
mrq_laurellenmrq_laurellen on February 28th, 2013 06:11 am (UTC)
These are great! I loves me some bengaline...

I really like the color combo between the embroidery and the fabric. It's too bad these will get covered up, they're so sweet looking.
starlightmasquestarlightmasque on February 28th, 2013 06:33 am (UTC)
Thanks! I looooove bengaline, especially moire style. Why don't more costumers use it? It's totally period. I remember seeing a set of Elizabethan sisters all wearing moire-- lovely!

I think they are sweet too-- but, such is the life of pretty undies, all covered up!
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starlightmasquestarlightmasque on February 28th, 2013 04:34 pm (UTC)
Mill End used to have piles of it in their clearance corner. I cleaned them out! I only have this color and a weird mauve left. Gotta love that early 90's decorator mauve!
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starlightmasquestarlightmasque on February 28th, 2013 04:38 pm (UTC)

But, NO. It would be unfair to womankind for you to outshine us with your over-the-top spectacularity in yet another style decade. People would be left fainting in your wake! Wasn't it enough to have us grovelling at your Elizabethan tootsies? COME ON!!!

Katmadamekat on February 28th, 2013 02:09 pm (UTC)
Whoa, they are FABULOUS!! I love the photo of them "collapsed" because they look a bit like really froufy 1830s sleeves!
starlightmasquestarlightmasque on February 28th, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
Those sleeves always crack me up-- they were HUUUUUUGE!

...and, thanks!
Fortuitous Destinydragonfly_sidhe on February 28th, 2013 03:34 pm (UTC)
So pretty!! I *heart* all shades of aqua.
starlightmasquestarlightmasque on February 28th, 2013 04:40 pm (UTC)
Me, too! Thanks!
crowcorbaegirl on February 28th, 2013 05:33 pm (UTC)
I want some in pink with black trim. (I do not need costumes in yet ANOTHER time period.)
starlightmasquestarlightmasque on February 28th, 2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
Pink and black would be awesome!
faire_estela on March 1st, 2013 01:58 am (UTC)
That embroidery stitch really jumps out - it's lovely <3
starlightmasquestarlightmasque on March 2nd, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It was *really* hard to pick a stitch that "could" be period correct... ha! ha!