Jenny La Fleur
uber chic black & white - Jenny La Fleur
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uber chic black & white

Today I went to Jo-Anns, armed with coupons, to buy fabrics for my corset. I went with an open mind, determined to get something interesting and that made me feel happy. I am really enjoying this cavalier attitude to accuracy – it’s so fun!

I looked at a lot; silks, brocades, cotton prints etc but fell in love with this black eyelet in the end. I had been thinking I wanted black anyway and I loved the idea of a textured something. Knowing I was using eyelet on the bustle made it was too good to pass up.

So picture this: a black & white set of underwear. *evil laugh* The similar fabrics should help it look more “together” I think. So I will bind the corset in black but trim it in this striped ribbon. I may try to find an eyelet lace to put the ribbon through but we’ll see. I want to incorporate some black or striped ribbons on the bustle petticoat too – experimenting is needed for that. I think will go for some subtlety and line the eyelet in black, although lining it in white is tempting too. :P

Honestly how cute is this going to be? :> I also got some cotton twill for the interlining (a pretty chocolate brown – too bad it won’t ever been seen).

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bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: December 23rd, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC) (link)
I love the b&w combo, you're going to have killer underwear!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: December 24th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC) (link)
Killer underwear - I like it! *giggle* Thanks!
joysdaughter From: joysdaughter Date: December 23rd, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC) (link)
I can send you a couple of metres of black eyelet lace to take your ribbon, if you e-mail me your address?
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: December 24th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh that is so sweet! I'll e-mail you right now...
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: December 24th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC) (link)
Your undies are going to be so pretty!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: December 24th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks - I can't wait to work on them!
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