Jenny La Fleur
of vacations & colds - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
of vacations & colds

I be sick. Moo. Not sick enough to want to lay on a couch and die of course but sick enough to have a fever and have to cancel the tea we were having with friends today. I was willing to suffer through the day but I have a fever so canceling was best. *pouts* I do have a consolation of sorts in the Whole Foods chocolate croissant B found in the back of the 'fridge that I have since toasted and am nibbling while I type. Chocolate really does make life better.

Don't faint but I have been sewing a bit this week. I've been doing a lot of bead sorting (new containers - ooh!) but I also pleated the back of the black & white bustle skirt and put the waistband on. I ended up liking the effect of stacked box pleats best. Never used them before but they were fun - I'll have to use them again some time!

I've also been working on some everyday modern skirts. I'm in a long skirt mood but they don't seem to be in fashion at the moment so off to the sewing machine I go. Funny, I get more compliments on those homemade long skirts of mine than anything else I wear. More proof the “in” styles today are pretty darn ugly.

The first, made of a rusty red upholstery fabric came out super cute. I used one of my most favorite patterns, changing it to my preferred sit-on-the-hips than on the waist fit. It had a nasty backing so I flat lined the whole thing. I didn’t have anything in the stash that matched so I went for whimsy with a lime green poka-dot. No one will ever see it but I made me happy. It still needs to be hemmed and I think it needs some lace and a bow to soften it. I'll post pics when it's finished.

The second, made of a bordered wool like grey fabric was less of a success. I tried a new pattern/style for me with *eh* results. I think I can salvage it but not this week. I'm not in the mood anymore.

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girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: December 29th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC) (link)
*hugs* I hope you feel better soon.

But Im excited to see your modern skirts! I love making skirts because they are (usually) quick and easy.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: December 31st, 2007 12:18 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I love making skirts too - that is how I started sewing. :>
mala_14 From: mala_14 Date: December 29th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow, everybody is sick! I hope you feel better soon. It's too bad about your tea. The skirt fabrics look really pretty. Can't wait to see the pics!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: December 31st, 2007 12:18 am (UTC) (link)
Yes, 'tis the season! Thanks!
elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: December 29th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC) (link)
Sorry you're sick!! Hopefully we'll be able to get together for some good times soon though! :)

More proof the “in” styles today are pretty darn ugly.
AMEN to that!! ;) lol. I can't wait to see pictures of your new red skirt... I love that you used a contrasting lining. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: December 31st, 2007 12:19 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks - I hope so too! :> I'm really tickled with my lining too. It's more of a contrast in person too, the fabric is more red than in the pic.
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