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RCHS fall tea pics

Here are some pics from the recent RCHS fall tea. It was a lot of fun, despite my annoying cough. I really enjoyed getting all dressed up in my corset and petticoats – something I haven’t done since July. Mom and Bridget came too and were at my table. I “mothered” a table, serving tea, helping guide the conversation and such. I did have fun but I think I preferred being a servant (carrying food to the table, re-filling tea pots etc.). You are on your feet the whole time but you get a chance to nibble a lot in the kitchen. *hee hee*

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eldawen345 From: eldawen345 Date: September 19th, 2005 12:20 pm (UTC) (link)
Aww you're so cute! Yay for stripes!

*steals the cookies and scones*
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 19th, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC) (link)
Gee thanks! Yep, stripes are the best!

*slaps hand away from those cookies* Mine.
lacomtesse From: lacomtesse Date: September 19th, 2005 12:31 pm (UTC) (link)
These pics are great! I love this ensemble of yours--very inspirational. I wish California had a group like RCHS I could join!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 19th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I love my dress too. *hugs dress*

*hee hee*
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: September 19th, 2005 12:43 pm (UTC) (link)
Your dress still looks fantastic, and the food looks delicious! *drools and runs to get a cookie*
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 19th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks much! Yep the food was yummy. If there is anything this group can do, it's cook! :>
jennil From: jennil Date: September 19th, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC) (link)
Looks fun! And yummy! :)

Hope you're feeling better!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 19th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I hope I'm feeling better too - I hate being sick when the weather is nice. :>
eldawen345 From: eldawen345 Date: September 19th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC) (link)
ok, a random question. Would you reccomend the Jardiniere (sp?) Titanic era corset? Is it worth the money, or would I be better off drafting one myself? Yours turned out beautifully, so I just want to know if you had any major trouble with it.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 22nd, 2005 08:51 am (UTC) (link)
Sorry I wasn’t able to get back to your question right away Cindy! As an experienced pattern drafter and corset maker you probably won't find the Jardinière corset a great value. I found it was essentially the same as buying a second toile pattern. It's been shaped and sized for your measurements but it will still require further fitting - ie at least one more toile, possibly two (I'm a 4-5 toile gal on average so you know).

For someone who has little to no experience with corset construction/drafting or who wants to save the trouble of scaling, drafting and a first toile then it's a good deal. In other words if you want to pay to skip a few steps it's a good way to go, if you can do it yourself I'd say go for it.

Hope that helps! If you want to send me your e-mail addy, I can give you a few more tips if you would like... you will find me at mistress (at) chateauwhite (dot) com
eldawen345 From: eldawen345 Date: September 22nd, 2005 08:57 am (UTC) (link)
thanks! I think I will just be drafting my own, then. I think I've gotten a pretty good idea of seam placement from looking at pics online.

I think I'll give that a try today :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 22nd, 2005 09:04 am (UTC) (link)
Good luck! If you want to see what the pattern peices of mine look like I can e-mail you a pic of them.
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