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making peace with the Victorian - Jenny La Fleur
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making peace with the Victorian
The Victorian corset is finished - yay! I've replaced the boning and lacing so it's all comfy now. The gaps in the back seem to have shrunk since I last tried it on. Normally that would make me happy but I do want this to fit when I get to CC! Umm...

While I had the corset on I tried on the Fire and it all looks good. Or will if I can leave off the potato chips between now and CC. :> B and I have finalized the beading schemes so that is now in her court. We also decided it needed a belt so I have some painting and gluing to do now. No big.

I think I have finally figured out what I'm wearing, a good thing no? I've officially dropped the bustle outfit. This makes me incredibly sad as I had my heart set on it (particularly after POTO) and have practically all the bits and pieces. But to try and pull it off this month, from the underwear up and in a style I've never done before no less, was madness. Not normal Jenny-Rose costuming madness but over-the-top, padded-cell madness. That will be the first thing I work on when I get back though as I'm determined to have it finished in 2007. I'll find an event to wear it to someday. :>

I have decided that I need another new-to-me costume though and am quite taken with the idea of a new 1780s outfit. You know, something a little over the top for normal RCHS events. At most I will have to teak a pattern so it's just a matter of construction, not toileing. :>

I have tons of pink taffeta left over from the Cynthia gown that would be perfect for the zone front I adore from the Scarlet Pimpernel musical. I may not get to the shark-tooth trim before CC but I can always add that later, perhaps in green. *grin* I'm trying to decide if I want a fancy zone-front ruffled jacket or to recreate the full zone-front dress. It's pretty much the same pattern wise, just a longer skirt. Any thoughts? :>

So the line-up looks like this:
Thursday: (LJ Soiree) embroidered Federal
Friday: pink zone (+ possible change into purple Ren for GBCG)
Saturday: pet en l'air or yellow jacket outfit
(gala) Fire costume
Sunday: (underwear breakfast) green silk stays & pink petticoat
chemise gown

So that is 3 different corsets, one bum roll and 4 pairs of shoes - not bad considering my original plan was much more! :> Dropping the bustle does make cramming into the 2 allotted suitcases an easier proposition.

I had planned on doing a 1940s something for Thursday (found the cutest dress at Ross that just needs the right accessories) but Dad messed up my flight so that I'm flying into SD Thursday morning. I'm probably not going to be up to doing a 1940s hair style that morning, it would only look like crap by the time I got to LA anyway. The Federal is at least an easy hair style and super comfy and cool. Plus you guys haven't seen it. :> I'm thinking it might be nice to wear later on Sunday too, if I get tired of the chemise gown (not sure how I will like wearing that). Yay – I have a plan!

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girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: July 7th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC) (link)
Your CC line up sounds beautiful! I really need to outline mine, but Im stuck on what to wear for Thursday. I really cant decide.
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: July 7th, 2007 03:46 am (UTC) (link)
Remember, Thursday is the informal get together. Don't stress! Just something fun :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 7th, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC) (link)
Like Katherine said, don't stress about it. There isn't an impromptu theme this year (that I have heard of) and many people won't dress anyway. It's an informal sort of thing, which is why I decided on the Federalist, easy to pack, easy to wear and I've only worn it once. Personally I want to get the most costume time out of my CC membership, but that is just me. :>
my_stitching From: my_stitching Date: July 7th, 2007 10:11 am (UTC) (link)
I've loved reading about your preparations. Maybe if I started now, I'd have enough new stuff to attend next year. If I recall correctly, CC was held in LA a few years ago, is it always held there? I've attended KWCS but never CC.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 7th, 2007 12:53 pm (UTC) (link)
CC is always held in Van Nuys (LA), it doesn't travel. Remember there are only two official dress up events, the tea and Gala. Most people wear jeans and the like. You just happen to be on the friends list of the weirdos who want to dress-up the whole time. :>
my_stitching From: my_stitching Date: July 7th, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh trust me... I would be dressed up the whole time. :)
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