Jenny La Fleur
a fit of sickness - Jenny La Fleur
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a fit of sickness
I'm sick again. Another pesky head cold. I'm not really surprised, with all the craziness, stress and not eating well of the last few days of my trip plus the jet-lag coming home. It's pretty typical for me to get sick after that sort of thing. So I'm back to having a tissue box by my side and popping vitamin C tablets. Just as well you weren't able to come I guess elizabethdress. *pouts*

My body clock is still way off, which is annoying. In a fit of not being able to sleep but being too tired to do anything productive with the Redingote I completely took apart my Pink Pimpernel dress last night. This was a very last minute dress for Costume College last year and while I had great fun wearing it I wasn’t really happy with the fit.

Really, I wasn’t happy with it at all until I tweaked it a bit for the Stratford Hall event in December. I shortened the sleeves (just tacked them up), polonaise the skirt and added color in the form of aquamarine bows and jewelry. Suddenly I LIKED the dress and wanted to wear it again. That's when I decided to ditch the original Scarlet Pimpernel design and create a more generic 1780s ballgown from the ashes. I thought about just making my tweaks permanent but then I thought about all the other things that bugged me about the construction and thought, why not start from scratch and fix everything? So I picked the whole thing apart.

In the light of day I'm wondering if that was a clever decision or not but it's done now and I think I'll be happier in the end for it. At least I hope so.

Yes I really am insane.


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mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: March 9th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC) (link)
that's such a lovely colour, what colour are you trimming it with? i remember you were going to use orange, then you used aquamarine, so what now? aquamarine again? or something different?
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 9th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC) (link)
Actually I'm thinking ivory lace or pale peach organza accented with aquamarine. I never did find the *perfect* orange and this gives me an excuse to wear my pretty turquoise necklace more. :>
From: murthandjoy Date: March 9th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC) (link)
Feel better.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 10th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I'm doing my best!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: March 9th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh that sucks that you are sick again! I hope you feel better soon.

And yes, you are crazy. But in a good way. ;) I cant wait to see the revamped Pimpernel. I just love the fabric.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 10th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I know the fabric is the only reason I'm bothering - it's so fun to wear!
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