Jenny La Fleur
coaching day - Jenny La Fleur
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coaching day

Coaching Day - we made it! I'm sorry I've been so silent here latelybut here is the proof of why! I'm so happy, not only did we get gowns made, trimmed and accessorized but we finished days ahead and got some sleep in-between. Last year's 24 hour sewing marathon taught us the importance of sleep!

B and went a little crazy and had way too much fun taking pics, can you believe we took over 350? I decided to spare you though, below are just a sneak-peek while the rest of my favorites are to be found on my site here:

This all-day event required us to get up way too early but we were determined to have fabulous hair. Bridget, ie the hair goddess (TM), did our hair for us (I finished off hers by pinning up her curls in back). We all have some padding in the form of rolled and scrunched black nylon netting. I was really tickled the idea worked as it's so cheap and lightweight. Yay!

The day was on the chilly side (yay for those flannel petticoats we made!) and it misted/rained lightly throughout the day. The gray skies didn't dampen our spirits, even if it made curls fall and pics more challenging to take. Let's blame the grainy and less than brilliant colored images on the weather and not the photographer shall we? :>

I couldn't be more thrilled with my outfit. I felt very much the pretty, pretty princess. The fabric was just perfect (thanks again Elizabeth!), the muff so fun to hold and the hat heavy but wonderful elegant. I so love this later style. I should have laced my stays a little tighter at the top but was too lazy to do so once everything was on, oh well.

Bridget finally got the dress we've been wanting to make her. Her weight-loss helps and my better experience too but for once we took the time we needed rather than making her frock a last minute job. I love you B! As for her hair and cloak (she made it, I just supervised) all I can say is that she is disgusting.

sadievale's riding habit! As always there are things I'd want to tweak next time but really I'm very proud to have helped S make this. Hard to believe it's the first costume she's made huh? Nothing like starting with something easy and simple... :>

Despite the rain, it was a wonderful afternoon and a really fun event. I enjoyed the coaches but even more the tailgating contest - some of those entries went all out! B and I are already planning what we will wear in 3 years for the next Coaching Day. It's really very sick making. :>

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chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: April 28th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC) (link)
That was a wonderful background for all your photos. I love the one where you're circled by greenery. That's worth framing.
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: April 28th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh wowowowowowow! You all look so incredibly fabulous! Just like you stepped out of the past. I absolutely adore how your jacket and petticoat came out. The back is just perfect!

Edited at 2008-04-28 09:41 pm (UTC)
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: April 28th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC) (link)
you all look amazing :)
that photo of you framed by greenery really is wonderful, kudos to the photographer! i agree, you really should get it blown up and have it framed.
did your skirt dry alright? i'd be terrified going out in a silk dress and it start to rain, so for future info, i'd love to know how it fared? also, the fabric is amazing, is it shot as well as striped? it photographs so well!
mala_14 From: mala_14 Date: April 28th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow! You guys look fabulous! The different shades of green and brown really suit you. Amazing work!
butterballbunny From: butterballbunny Date: April 28th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh wow! Superwonderful! Thanks for sharing the pix.
misshoneybee From: misshoneybee Date: April 28th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC) (link)
You looked lovely!
librarianofdoom From: librarianofdoom Date: April 28th, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow. This is such a fantastic day for oggling everyone's costume posts on LJ. Wow.

You all look fantastic, but may I just say that I'm in lust with that riding habit?
padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: April 28th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow, you all look great! Love your new green gown!
bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: April 28th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC) (link)
You all look so fabulous! The jacket looks so sharp, and again can I say how much I love that hat?! Yay!
newmoonstar From: newmoonstar Date: April 28th, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC) (link)
You all look so amazing! And your hats are to die for fabulous! :)
anielmom From: anielmom Date: April 29th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC) (link)
Wowie zowie! You all look so amazing!
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: April 29th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC) (link)
Not only do you look amazing, but you look like you're having so much fun!

And congratulations on getting in the paper too!
olde_fashioned From: olde_fashioned Date: April 29th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC) (link)
Wow, I think I've died and gone to 18th century time warp heaven!!! Your green gown is soooooo gorgeous, Jenny, it looks like something you'd see in a museum. And I love your hat!!

I agree the shot of you in the greenery/garden is frame-worth -- it looks like a professional photographer's shoot for the cover of a historical novel. ^-^ Just when I think you can't do anything more fantastic you outdo yourself!!
sewaddicted From: sewaddicted Date: April 29th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC) (link)
All the photos look fabulous, so it's even better to know that you had a great time as well.
From: justawench Date: April 29th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC) (link)
Love your green fabric! Your pictures are gorgeous - what fun!
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 29th, 2008 06:16 am (UTC) (link)
Ooooh, you all look smashing! No wonder you made it into the papers. :D
operafantomet From: operafantomet Date: April 29th, 2008 06:17 am (UTC) (link)
The above anynomus comment was from me. Somehow I got logged out...
fiofiorina From: fiofiorina Date: April 29th, 2008 08:29 am (UTC) (link)
Merveilleux!!! you are all so lovely, and it makes one laugh seeing the good time you all had :-))
lahoo88 From: lahoo88 Date: April 29th, 2008 09:50 am (UTC) (link)
You all look amazing - as usual - love the photos, you have got some really great shots.
undycat From: undycat Date: April 29th, 2008 10:51 am (UTC) (link)
you all looked lovely! It sounsd like it was a blast, even if the weather didn't cooperate.
elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: April 29th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC) (link)
my dear Jenny, you do look like a Pretty Princess in that outfit! both you and B. look utterly smashing and gorgeous! I have to admit: I'm more than a little envious of that smart, little muff you have... hehe!

oh, and congrats on the little paper mention! how fun!
From: lindseyerin37 Date: April 30th, 2008 05:03 am (UTC) (link)
WOW! You all look fantastic! Bravo!
lisotchka From: lisotchka Date: April 30th, 2008 12:00 pm (UTC) (link)
Very nice outfit!
I love the colours, and the hat, of course! ;-)
isiswardrobe From: isiswardrobe Date: May 1st, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC) (link)
You look so gorgeous! Lovely colour, wonderful fit! Pretty as a picture!
From: editrene Date: May 3rd, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh wow, you all look incredible! I really love your green dress, and the riding habit is stunning.
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