Jenny La Fleur
pimpernel & petticoat posted! - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
pimpernel & petticoat posted!
My body clock is super messed up right now so I've decided to make it a full 2 week vacation and not worry about real life (more than I can help) until Wednesday. In the meantime I've been trying to get over the fuzzy-brain-jet-lag-thing by catching up on my friend's pages, un-packing and updating my very neglected website.

First up is the Pimpernel dress, which I apparently didn't even start a page for. It was a bit last minute of course. Anyway the page is up here, the gallery (thanks to all for sharing your pics) here. Still need to make the fonts pretty but other than that the pages are presentable...

Also posted is the series of pics I took for jennil on how to make a petticoat. Turned out to be more of how to pleat, sorry about that. Not sure if it will be any help but there you are. I seem to have lost the pics of the hemming part so I'll have to re-create that for ya, with the first bit is there for now. Petticoat by Jenny-Rose!"

In other news I'm now declaring the pimpernel finished for the time being. I had every intention of doing the orange shark-tooth trim but haven't been able to find the exact shade silk taffeta I want. There are also several things that need work on the frock as well. The lining peeks through the center front, somehow both the sleeves and the front skirt panels ended up too short. I'm also not thrilled with the fit that I see in the pics but that is my perfectionist side rearing it's ugly head.

All can be fixed with piecing and/or fitting but without an event to motivate me I really don't care at the moment. Maybe someday when there is a point to the hassle...

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lordofhaladin From: lordofhaladin Date: August 14th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC) (link)
the dres looks lovely s far!
jennil From: jennil Date: August 14th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay! Thank you! *big hug* A pleating tutorial is awesome too since I just sort of "taught" myself pleating by doing whatever instinct told me to. Now I get to read about a more sensical way of figuring it all out. :) Thank you so much!!!
mala_14 From: mala_14 Date: August 14th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! That's how I was considering pleating petticoats in the future. It's nice to know that somebody does it and it works. And the Pimpernel dress is made of fabulousness. That is an awesome colour!
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