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I've finished the Victorian Corset last night yay! My emergency boning arrived earlier this week (thanks again vanessa_lynne - you are a lifesaver!!) but I wasn’t able to get back to the corset until yesterday.


I don't have any progress pics I'm afraid. It was a quick and dirty sort of project and honestly it went together like a dream. I would highly recommend the Laughing Moon pattern, good pattern, great directions. I could have made it in a day, barring the boning issue and such. Good to know for next time!


In other costuming news I’ve been working on my Peacock beading more diligently. It’s a handy little project to take places and work on for 10-30 minutes here and there. So I finished a second back panel and have started work on a front panel.


So 2 panels down, 6 to go. Well not really. I’m not really happy with panel #1, I’m going to take it apart and re-do it. The beads aren’t as uniform and evenly spaced as they are on the second panel I did. I also need to re-do the gold beads (that whole not-matching bead issue) and frankly it’s easier to start from scratch than to re-do those. I know I’m crazy but really if I’m going to put so many hours into something it’s worth doing right. I don’t mind it really, I was still trying to figure out things on that first panel so it was time well spent. I’m going to call I my practice run and move on.

I’m going to wait to take it apart though until I’ve done the front panels, I want to see what the bodice will look like and I don’t mind cheating a little bit. Hee. :>

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fieryredhead From: fieryredhead Date: November 23rd, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC) (link)
Wowowow. I cannot WAIT to see this all together! What color are those teal beads you are using? Really gorgeous!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 23rd, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! They are silver-lined "emerald" Czech seed beads from Shipwreak Beads, teal is a good name. They have quite a bit of blue tone to them.
fieryredhead From: fieryredhead Date: November 23rd, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC) (link)
Gorgeous & makes me excited to get back to my beading project this week. Considering how my day has gone I thank you for the welcome distraction.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 23rd, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC) (link)
You are more than welcome! Yay for beading inspiration! What are you working on now?
fieryredhead From: fieryredhead Date: November 23rd, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC) (link)
The 'SUPAH BLING' Rose Cloak of Doom. :D Copying & pasting from an earlier entry:

I've begun beading my *SUPAH BLING* Rose cloak! Remember this AMAZING gold silk brocade I got earlier this year? Well the work has begun to turn it into my 'dress' rose cloak (my original one is going to be the one I wear outside & to actually be warm once I line it with heavier warmer fabric). Seraphina recreated the original embroidery on some black silk for me and I've started to bead it; you can see a preview of the beading here! Of course the sparkliness doesn't show in that pic but it is purty! The gold will be embellished with hundreds of gold swarovski pearls, swarovski crystals, twisted bugle beads and wait till you see the cloak claps I have for this thing! LOL!

I am going to be walking a VERY fine line between 'too much' and 'just enough' on this one. ;)
fieryredhead From: fieryredhead Date: November 23rd, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC) (link)
BTW, this is what a full Rose Cloak looks like (my original one); it's insignia for the SCA Order of the Rose (Ansteorra is the only one to do the cloaks though I think).
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 23rd, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC) (link)
Ooooh pretty! That is going to be lovely when you are done!
s0mmer From: s0mmer Date: November 23rd, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC) (link)
What a pretty corset :) Glad to hear it went together so quickly.

The beading is beautiful! I can't see the flaws you mention, but you should do what you need to be truly happy with the project.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 23rd, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! The inside is a mess but as I'm the only one to see it and I don't care... :>

The flaws are more oblivious in person, especially when the two pieces are side-by-side, which they would be on the finished piece. Ah perfectionism... :>
padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: November 23rd, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC) (link)
Looks great!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 23rd, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks!
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: November 23rd, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay corset! And such lovely beading too.

I hate wanting to take something out but not wanting to do it but knowing I won't be happy unless I do. So good luck redoing the first part :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 24th, 2010 04:24 am (UTC) (link)
Yeah sometimes you just have to give into the fact that you know it's going to bug you if you don't re-do it. Such is life! :>
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: November 24th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC) (link)
The corset looks great and the beading is beautiful!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 24th, 2010 04:25 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! My goal is to have another panel done before I see you!
mandie_rw From: mandie_rw Date: November 24th, 2010 04:09 am (UTC) (link)
The corset looks great, and I'm always impressed by your beading projects. The Peacock dress is going to be gorgeous!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 24th, 2010 04:25 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I'm so excited to put the peacock together - I can't wait to wear it!
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: November 24th, 2010 02:28 pm (UTC) (link)
Very nice corset :) And the beading ... oh the beading ...!!!!
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