Friday, September 18, 2009

The Next Installment of Millinea Mint

I have trim finished and on the bodice. I cannot finish the outfit or the bodice till I can get some more mint thread ‘cause i don’t have enough. I will save this thread that I have for the over-skirt and the new thread will go for the petti-hoop underskirt. This is just in case they don’t match. I also need to get some size 30 mint thread for the placket which I can get from Simply Treasures or Herrschner’s. The thread I used was Royale size 10 and I don’t know how well the new thread is going to match.

In case you didn’t know it those little miniature wooden clothespins are great for holding trim in place…

great way to use miniature clothes pins

Because of copyright issues this pattern cannot be given out but I will show you here what i did.

  1. The pattern states that the bodice edging was to be done in size 10 thread and #9 hook. Size 10 thread is too heavy for this and you should be using size 20 thread with #10 hook.
  2. I also added 10 more half rice stitches than the pattern stated.
  3. For the upper edging I repeated that first section up through the picot at the beginning of the row and the end and made the picot a ch-3 picot. This row does the base shaping and the next row finishes the shaping so be careful to follow the instructions.
  4. On the lower edging the 3 ch-3 loops I changed to ch 2, sc, ch 3, sc, ch 2, sc and under the picots just one sc in those 2 sps.

ch2ch3ch2 That’s all i can give out.

The finished bodice (well, the nearly finished bodice) looks like this….

millinea-mint 002And the edging fits perfectly….

millinea-mint 001b

Sorry that i didn’t have the size 30 thread to finish the placket for this installment and it will probably be a month before I can get more thread so I will have something else in the meantime.


sez said...

they look so pretty and delicate! something with which patience is used a lot i imagine :)

cristinoel said...

Most of the patience is in the designing of and writing the instructions. All you have to do is follow the pattern. These look a lot more complicated than you would think, but you do have to have intermediate experience. Usually if you do a sample swatch of stitches that are unfamiliar to you that practice will be enough to make up the pattern.

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh my gosh that is amazing! How beautiful!