Jenny La Fleur
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I had a fabulous time at Kat's Victorian Picnic yesterday!

The day was not without it's hiccups (running late, loads of traffic, not eating enough, the brutality of 9 hours round-trip in the car) but the weather was nice, the food yummy, the company lovely & entertaining and my outfit so fun to wear! I'm so glad went!



I'm super pleased with the way the Picnic Dress came out. It was worth the frustration, alteration and hassle the dress caused me - the ruffles make me so happy! I need to adjust the bustle ties in the back a bit before CosCol but it's an easy fix. I didn't take many construction pics (not wanting to think too much about it at the time 'cause that made me not want to work on it!) but I'll try to write a decent write-up in the next week or so for you guys.

I can't wait to wear it again!

The rest of my photots from the day are on Flickr

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jenthompson From: jenthompson Date: June 12th, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh how gorgeous! I love the way your dress turned out! It looks like a really fun event too - I've been dying to play croquet at something. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 13th, 2011 12:35 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! I didn't end up playing any croquet (only the game of graces) but it was such fun watching the lovely ladies play!
tayloropolis From: tayloropolis Date: June 12th, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC) (link)
Ooooh! This dress is just glorious! The colors are so beautiful!

Wish I could have made it to the picnic, but I'm way overbooked this month! Hope to see you soon- sorry you're going to miss Shakespeare!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 13th, 2011 12:37 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! You can't go wrong with yellow and blue!

I totally know what you mean about being overbooked this month! I will be sorry to miss you too - have tons of fun!
bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: June 12th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC) (link)
It turned out beautifully, such lovely ruffles! And I love the back.

So I'm assuming since you had such fun with it you'll be wearing it at coco? I'm hoping you'll join me and Aimee in bustles for the social!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 13th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! It was a joy to finially use that fabric!

Totally - this is my Ice Cream Social dress for sure! I can't wait to wear it again!
undycat From: undycat Date: June 12th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC) (link)
It looks beautiful!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 13th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much!
operafantomet From: operafantomet Date: June 12th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow, fantastic attire! It immediately caught my eye in the group photo.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 13th, 2011 12:40 am (UTC) (link)
Thank you! It's always been one of my favorite color combinations - I'm so happy it came out so well!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: June 12th, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC) (link)
You look fantastic! I just love how the dress turned out. So cute! And I'm so glad you are happy with it in the end. I know it caused you a lot of grief.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 13th, 2011 12:41 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! It fought me all the way but I wrangled it into submission - yay! I'm ready to take a break from Victorian for a while though... :P
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: June 12th, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC) (link)
I am so happy for you that it turned out so perfectly! It's a wonderful dress--I can't wait to see it!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 13th, 2011 12:42 am (UTC) (link)
Yay! Thanks - yep you'll see it at CosCol!
quincy134 From: quincy134 Date: June 12th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC) (link)
Your outfit was awesome. The hard work paid off.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 13th, 2011 12:42 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! It was so good to get to the other side of the tunnel on this one!
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: June 12th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh it's so beautiful! It really turned out fantastically well! You look so pretty and happy in it too :D
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 13th, 2011 12:43 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks so very much!
isabelladangelo From: isabelladangelo Date: June 12th, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm so glad you had a good time and it was lovely, as always, to see you again. :-)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 13th, 2011 12:44 am (UTC) (link)
I always enjoy our chats! Thanks again for driving, you are awesome!
fire_elfweb From: fire_elfweb Date: June 12th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC) (link)
O I love it! Cannot wait to see it!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 13th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Yeah, it's even better in person, if I do say so myself!
fancyfrocks From: fancyfrocks Date: June 12th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC) (link)
Your dress is AMAZING and you look beautiful! Love the checker or is it gingham? Either way, I love that cheerful choice in fabric :)
Everyone looks grand! I bet it was loads of fun.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 13th, 2011 12:52 am (UTC) (link)
It's a gingham, a really lovely lightweight silk taffeta one, courtesy of Loren's destashing. I love it too – it’s rather sentimental too as my childhood bedroom was decorated in blue & yellow ginghams. :>
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