Jenny La Fleur
I have a Gala costume! (more or less) - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
I have a Gala costume! (more or less)
Yay the Fire is done!! Well expect for the hem of the underskirt (I'll get over to Brooke's to serge that one of these days) and the remainder of the embellishing (which will never actually be "finished" - we'll just run out of time :>). But the basic construction is complete and it's in wearable condition - huzzah!

The underskirt ended up a bit slapped together, I'm a bit horrified at the sloppy stitching with three different red threads (whatever was in the house), but the chiffon was being a pain in the butt and I'm trying to curb my perfectionist side these days. The skirt will serve it's purpose and it's an overall effect I'm going for this time. This costume really is the oddest mixture of slap-dashery and detailing. I'm rather amused.

I'm going to eat some dinner and then lace up in the Victorian and try it on... *fingers crossed*


14 comments | comment?
bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: July 6th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC) (link)
YAY! Congrats! I can't wait to see it, I am getting so excited!

I've been emailing Jonatha and Marilee about flights to LA and seem to remember that you've booked yours already, is that right? I don't want to leave you out if you'd like to fly with us!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 7th, 2007 12:11 am (UTC) (link)
Yep, I'm all ticketed into San Diego (where I will meet my family for a mini vacation after CC) - but thanks for thinking of me! :> I know I can't wait to see yours too! :>
chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: July 6th, 2007 01:55 am (UTC) (link)
I've been dealing with chiffon on my Gala Empress Josephine dress, so I hear ya. My side seams are all poochy. I give up. Deal with it.
As soon as I finish sewing the sleeves, I'm taking mine to my friend's house and serge it with her overlock machine.
We are awesome, aren't we, getting these done in time?
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 7th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC) (link)
Steam really is a wonderful thing, it's covered up a lot with my chiffon seams. :> Yay for finishing the Gala before we get to CC!! We so rock! :>
dora_took From: dora_took Date: July 6th, 2007 02:27 am (UTC) (link)
Congrats! You MUST take pics, and pics of all you Elements together.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 7th, 2007 12:14 am (UTC) (link)
Oh no worries, there will be lots of photos! That's why I'm making the frock you know - for the photos! :> Thanks!
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: July 6th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC) (link)
Yay for finishing! And I don't want to see pictures :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 7th, 2007 12:14 am (UTC) (link)
Noted. *LOL* Thanks!
suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: July 6th, 2007 07:23 am (UTC) (link)
Yay! Completion is such a good feeling. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 7th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC) (link)
Especially when the list is so long! *giggle* Thanks! :>
my_stitching From: my_stitching Date: July 6th, 2007 11:20 am (UTC) (link)
Yes yes, please take pictures (to post after the event obviously. No ruining the surprise!). I would love to see some detailed shots of the other elements too. It is a great theme with so many ways to go for each element. I'd love to see what others thought of.

Good job for finishing!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 7th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC) (link)
Oh yes - many pics I promise! :> I have only seen hints of the Water - I can't wait to see what the others have done. So much scope for the imagination.
jennil From: jennil Date: July 6th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC) (link)
YAY!!! Congrats! I don't blame you on the chiffon - it is EVIL! The worst hem of my life is on my 1906 ball gown - because it's chiffon!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 7th, 2007 12:29 am (UTC) (link)
So evil - if only it wasen't so preedy! :>
14 comments | comment?