Jenny La Fleur
a sneak peek at the bling! - Jenny La Fleur
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a sneak peek at the bling!

What my room looked like last night Or: A Glimpse of Sewing Life... :>


Yesterday's sewing time was devoted to cutting, seaming and pleating the QotN over petticoat. Yay for black velveteen!


When I was done I had to put the outfit on Narcissa to see what it looked like. Ooooh, ahhh!


Of course I couldn't just leave it there - I had to try out some of the gems, jewelry and such I’ve been collecting all year and see if the bling worked. FREAKING AWESOME is all I have to say about that! The white dots on the bodice are pins so I could get an idea of how the rhinestones will look. I counted the pins as I put them on and I have 150 there so 300 for the whole bodice. Dude I have like 900 so I will be able to go to town and "encrust" the front nicely, use some on the sleeves and have left overs for the skirt. Whoo hoo!!


I think my favorite part are the vintage moon earrings Bridget bought me for Christmas. They are the perfect size and scale for the center front. That just worked out, I didn't plan it, although looking back I should have! And hello - they go with the whole Queen of the Night thing so nicely. The stones on the skirt are glass "beads" from Michaels. I need some more but have bought out my local store... I’ll make the trek up north to see what the Garrison store has next week.

Ahh, I am so stoked with this frock I don't even know what to do with myself!!


This am I took all the pins out and tried on the petticoats so Mom could mark the hems. The bulkiness on the sides is causes some fitting issues with the bodice so I'll have to let out the side seams a bit. Mreh. This ladies and gentlemen is why we flat line!

I also tried on the Pimpernel revamp toile. The center front bottom needs to be shortened a bit and the neckline a little more rounded but other than that... Oh I still have to double check the sleeves.

sadievale is coming over tonight to sew with me so it will be a night of hems, waistbands and, if I'm a good girl and work diligently, cutting out the Pimpernel. *happy butt wiggle*

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trystbat From: trystbat Date: April 17th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC) (link)
Omg, I am loving the Queen of the Night!!! I mean, duh, of course *I* would, but the little touches like those rhinestone moons really are perfect :-)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 18th, 2009 11:28 am (UTC) (link)
Yay - the Trystan seal of approval! This is partly your fault you know, your first trip to Carnival & Antonia Sautter's Carnival atelier was very inspirational! :>
vanessa_lynne From: vanessa_lynne Date: April 17th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow! It's going to look awesome.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 20th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! :>
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: April 17th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow. This is amazing. I so can't wait to see it!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 20th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC) (link)
Yes, pics will never really do it justice!
sewphisticate From: sewphisticate Date: April 17th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC) (link)
That gown is turning out gorgeously!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 20th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I love it when a plan comes together! :P
padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: April 17th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC) (link)
Looks great so far!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 20th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks!
suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: April 18th, 2009 01:08 am (UTC) (link)
Ooh! It looks beautiful! Can't wait to see all the sparklies attached. It's gonna sparkle. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 20th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC) (link)
It's all about the bling!
operafantomet From: operafantomet Date: April 18th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC) (link)
I love the mix of historical elements and "symbolic" decorations. The black-and-sparkle combo is awesome! And the shape as well. Me like!!!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 20th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I’m having a lot of fun with this - mixing period and fantasy elements together.
isiswardrobe From: isiswardrobe Date: April 18th, 2009 07:22 am (UTC) (link)
This is going to be an awesome gown. And now I want to make a velvet gown for teh queen of the night too... *gasp* I'm a copycat!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 22nd, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC) (link)
It's too good an idea to keep to oneself! I'd love to see what you come with for a QofN - there are SO many ways you can take this concept – it’s been so hard to narrow down my ideas on this project!
lisotchka From: lisotchka Date: April 18th, 2009 08:35 am (UTC) (link)
OOOOOh! This works well! It makes me want to do my Snow Queen dress!
Congrats!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 22nd, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you! I love the idea of a Snow Queen costume - I can't wait to see what you come up with! :>
madamemodiste From: madamemodiste Date: April 18th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC) (link)
This is really looking amazing! Feel free to give me your address, leave a key under the mat, and be conveniently away when I come to steal it!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 22nd, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC) (link)
Riiiiggghhhhtttt... I'll be sure and do that. :P

Thanks!
tayloropolis From: tayloropolis Date: April 18th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC) (link)
This is going to be AMAZING!!!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 22nd, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks!
sadievale From: sadievale Date: April 18th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay, such fun! It's going to be so wonderful & sparkly when you are done! Thanks again for your help on my bodice fitting & stay marking last night: see you again tonight *heehee*...
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 22nd, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh yeah, it's all about the sparkle!
ghost_ofa_rose From: ghost_ofa_rose Date: April 19th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC) (link)
OMG! WOW! It's gorgeous! Love the black velvet with all the sparkly stones. Can't wait for it to be finished. It will be absolutely stunning!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 22nd, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you! I can't wait either! :>
jennil From: jennil Date: April 22nd, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC) (link)
Hooray! It's looking awesome!!!!!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 22nd, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks!!! I can't wait to see your newly trimmed court dress - talk about awesome! :>
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: April 23rd, 2009 03:08 am (UTC) (link)
That is just so gorgeous! I cant wait to see it in person in a week!
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