Jenny La Fleur
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adventures in costuming
odds & ends
I’ve been working on finishing up some commission work this week *moneymoneymoney*. I finished the bridesmaid alterations today, delivered the frock and was paid *yay* and will work on the other pile of alterations tomorrow. I also have 3 quilt signatures to do. I’m hoping to start on my new stays next but I’m determined to be a good girl and get the other things all out of the way before I start anything new.

May I just say that David’s Bridal constructs it’s gowns in the stupidest way?! It’s like they are determined to make it as difficult as possible to alter. I did it but it took much fiddling… definitely not the way I would have constructed such a thing!

I have been scheming endlessly about my Gala costume though. bauhausfrau invited me to join her group’s fancy dress Elements theme as “Fire”. I’m so excited. I did an over dying experiment with my orange faille yesterday with interesting results. I need to go get some more dye and do some more though for wanted results. The fabric takes dye much better than I expected though which is fun.

I really have no idea what I’m doing. I have two fabulous concepts that I adore! How I shall ever decide between them I don’t know. They are 100% different of course. *thinkthinkthink*

Looks like the Mum, B and I are off to the Fashion in Film exhibit at Winterthur on Saturday, just for the day. Who knew Delaware was so close?! I’m excited! :>

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padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: November 10th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC) (link)
You'll love the exhibit - it's great! I hope you have a nice day - the grounds are really pleasant to walk around!
elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: November 10th, 2006 01:22 pm (UTC) (link)
Oooh! Lucky you getting to go to that exhibit!! I can't wait to hear about it!! :)
lmcbeth From: lmcbeth Date: November 10th, 2006 01:27 pm (UTC) (link)
You'll be the perfect "Fire" with that fiery head of hair---OOOooo, can't wait to see it!
tayloropolis From: tayloropolis Date: November 10th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh have fun at Winterthur! I'm so jealous I can't go. I hope it's awesome.
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: November 10th, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh you will love the exhibit! Its wonderful. Make sure to take a close look at Marrianne's wedding dress from Sense and Sensibility. The straw work is gorgeous!

The fire costume sounds great! I cant wait to hear more about it. :)
bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: November 10th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay, I'm so glad you're going to join us! :-)

I've been brainstorming on "water" and have settled on the idea of a natural form ballgown, seemed sorta mermaidy.

Judy from our Tuesday night group said if you call ahead to Winterthur and ask for a press kit they'll give you a CD rom with high res photos of the costumes, you could say it was for your reneactor's newsletter or something. Probably worth a phone call. I'd love to hear about it when you return. I think I'm going to try and go next month...
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