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CADD is an evil thing - Jenny La Fleur
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CADD is an evil thing
So dispite the fact that I made the green "ice cream" jacket less than 2 weeks ago for the purpose, I now really want to make a whole new outfit for the Ice Cream Social. Zone-front jacket, frilly petticoat, hat of fabulousness.

That is bad right?

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bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: May 3rd, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC) (link)
Well of course you do, the ice cream jacket has been worn once already! ;)
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: May 3rd, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC) (link)
This!!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 4th, 2010 12:32 pm (UTC) (link)
*sigh* You know me so well! :>
gilded_garb From: gilded_garb Date: May 3rd, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC) (link)
Doooooo it! I'll make my ridiculously pink silk gaule if you do.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 4th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm doomed now too. Deal! *pinkie swear* But you have to have a hat of fabulousness too!
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jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 4th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC) (link)
*hangs head in shame*
isabelladangelo From: isabelladangelo Date: May 3rd, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC) (link)
Two weeks qualifies as CADD? I thought that was "plenty of time"....
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 4th, 2010 12:34 pm (UTC) (link)
You know you are right... what was I thinking! :P
catherinejs From: catherinejs Date: May 3rd, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC) (link)
Bad? It's good! We need more 18th century fabulous frilliness! I'll be wearing an uber-fluffy "lemon meringue" polonaise.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 4th, 2010 12:34 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh that sounds so yummy - now I have to! :>
catherinejs From: catherinejs Date: May 4th, 2010 01:26 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm always happy to provide CADD enabling!
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: May 3rd, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC) (link)
Of course it's not bad! You NEED it ;)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 4th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC) (link)
You are such an enabler... why are we friends again? :P
sadievale From: sadievale Date: May 3rd, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC) (link)
heehee, you SO bad! ;)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 4th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC) (link)
*hangs head in shame*
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: May 4th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC) (link)
You crazy woman, you! ;P
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 4th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC) (link)
Believe it!
chartreusekitty From: chartreusekitty Date: May 4th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC) (link)
Yes, you are a very bad CADD girl, but I live vicariously through all your lovely things, so don't stop now!
Sort of off topic: Do you have a zone front pattern that you like, or is yours completely hand drafted. I want to make one, but have no idea where to start.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 4th, 2010 12:46 pm (UTC) (link)
I should know better than to post these things to my friends list - no one ever says no to the madness here!

I'll be using the same pattern from my Queen of the Night, which I draped myself. Really it's not that hard though. Get a bodice pattern that fits well and use ribbon and a mirror to figure out the angle of the zone. Mark in pen and trace off a new pattern. (I show this in the dress diary.) I simply cut out one of each, a full bodice and a half bodice (with zone opening), finish the fronts/neck edge separately and sandwich them together at the side seam, treating them as one when I construct the rest of the bodice.

I don't know how period correct that is and I know there are other ways to do it (some use a stomacher instead of the bodice underneath etc) but that was the method that made the most sense to me. It achives the right effect anyway. :>

You can also create an easy "false" zone with trim on a regular bodice. I've done that before and it looks rather nice...
vanityfairy From: vanityfairy Date: May 4th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC) (link)
Yes very bad.

But it sounds delicious! Do it! =)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 4th, 2010 12:46 pm (UTC) (link)
I think I shall have to now!! :>
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