Jenny La Fleur
Fire fun & a book for the Royal Wedding - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
Fire fun & a book for the Royal Wedding
I wrote a nice long update on the fire yesterday and then somehow deleted it - moo. Anyway, we had guests for Father's day so while the hardwood floors were cat hair and dust free I laid out the dress on Narcissa to shape the train. I'm waiting to hem it until I finish the stenciling (the red glitter spray should arrive today - yay!).

B got started on the embellishment over the weekend, adding sequins to the inner sleeves. She is using both large flat gold sequins (off a clearance bin belt), and small flat gold sequins (same as I used on the Polignac). They are just scattered around and to save time she is gluing them. Yay glue and paint – I love this costume! :>

I started work on the underskirt as well. The lining and zipper are done but when I started to seam the chiffon layer my tension starting giving me fits so I stopped for the night.

In other news... I was very bad last night and while at Borders found the book: A Dress For Diana The book is really interesting, a detailed description of the process of the making of the dress - from the first concept sketches through fabric sourcing, toiles, mock-ups, embellishing and delivery. Lots of lovely pictures too, which is what really sold me on it.

Of course if I had an extra £1000 laying around I could have gotten the special edition version with a scrap of original silk taffeta but well... I am saving up for CC. *LOL*

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joysdaughter From: joysdaughter Date: June 19th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC) (link)
OOOH that dreadful marshmallow of crumpled silk!!! I can understand why she wanted that style but I thought it was ghastly. A friend of mine who buys and sells lace sold some to Phillips the antique dealers, and tells me that "her" lace is on the dress - I do know some odd people!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 23rd, 2007 02:11 am (UTC) (link)
Well it's not a dress I would EVER choose, although I like elements of it. How it came out was an interesting read though. There were a lot of details I never noticed in pictures from the day. It really didn't photograph very well.

You do know the most random things - lucky you! :>
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