Jenny La Fleur
moo I say!! - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
moo I say!!
*grinds teeth*

So I finally get around to tracing the pattern and beginning work on the embroidered bee dress. I finish one motif, about the same amount I had done on the first version, when I realize why this second attempt looks more delicate than the first. It’s the wrong size.

Yep. I must have accidentally used an older saved version of the design when I traced it on, which is about 20% smaller. I like the larger version much better of course *rolls eyes* so I must start over. Again.

I really do think this costume is cursed or something. I have never had so many false starts and significant setbacks on a costume I haven’t even toiled yet! I must admit I’m thinking quite seriously about forgetting the whole embroidery idea. I’m not sure I can take much more.

In other news, I finished work on the striped petticoat (which is super cute), began on a new covered hat and found enough fabric in the stash for a new summer frock. None of these projects seem to be cursed thank goodness. I even bled all over my petticoat waistband, which I’ve been told is good luck. :>

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girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: March 12th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC) (link)
Bleeding on projects is totally good luck. It christens them. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 14th, 2006 08:01 am (UTC) (link)
*hee hee*
h_wimsey From: h_wimsey Date: March 13th, 2006 09:54 am (UTC) (link)
That's what they told me when I took a draping course in my college's costume shop. I stuck myself several times, but never actually bled on anything, so I don't know for sure.
h_wimsey From: h_wimsey Date: March 13th, 2006 09:55 am (UTC) (link)
Clearly it is time to change my defaul icon.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 14th, 2006 08:02 am (UTC) (link)
*nods head*

Yeah, maybe... :>
lady_spencer From: lady_spencer Date: March 13th, 2006 11:12 am (UTC) (link)
What a pain! I just hate it when projects get off to a rough start :( I've made so many blunders with sleeves before... for instance I'll accidentally pin them in backwards, make two right sleeves, etc...
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 14th, 2006 08:03 am (UTC) (link)
Sleeves are evil. We hates them!

Thanks for the sympathy! :>
lacomtesse From: lacomtesse Date: March 13th, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC) (link)
Aw, keep your chin up! Third times the charm (or fourth or fifth...or whatever you're on). :) Give the embroidery one more try before you chuck the idea in the bin.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 14th, 2006 08:04 am (UTC) (link)
Okay one more time, 'cause you say so.

I get to blame you if something goes wrong though! *wicked grin*
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