Jenny La Fleur
commissions & my CC fund - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
commissions & my CC fund
Yesterday was very productive. C came over and I measured her for her English gown (a commission - yay!). I then quickly threw together a toile and fitted that to her. I'm always amazed at how much faster it is to fit other people than myself... anyway. We have another fitting on Thursday so I need to cut a new toile, based on my markings, and cut out some sleeves to fit. I also need to order some .5" twill tape - any recommendations?

In other good news, I showed C my prettiest toile ever and offered to fit it to her if she wanted to buy it. She did! So I have a little work to do on that now (hem, cut down the back since she is a little smaller than me, add sleeves). No big.

I love that my costuming is paying for CC this year. It's really working out well. I have a few other costumes and maybe some fabric that I want to sell for the CC fund too. Things I love but don't see myself ever wearing again. I'll offer them here first then post on Ebay or Etsy... so be on the lookout for a post on that in the next few days.

I also worked on my own stuff yesterday, cutting out a toile for a new English gown. I'm using my striped Pierrot jacket as a base but I need to get rid of the peplum and use different sleeves so a toile seemed like a good idea.

I worked on my pearl dress a bit too. I've been working on it diligently every night this week so I only have 4.5 motifs to go until the sequins are done. Then it's on to pearls, which will go much slower. This really is a monster project, I must be mad. If only it wasn’t so fun!

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anielmom From: anielmom Date: May 25th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC) (link)
How exciting! It's great that doing something you love, is paying for you to go someplace you love!
I really can't wait to see the Pearl.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 26th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC) (link)
I know - it's only taken 11 years to get to this point! :>

Yes I need to post pics I know... :>
chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: May 25th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC) (link)
Congrats on selling your toile. And it was a pretty one.
Mad + fun = perfect.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 26th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I was tempted to keep it myself but really didn't need two of the same dress. Also it was too short - yay for having shorter friends!
From: ffloy7880 Date: May 25th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC) (link)
I like you because of your icon!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 26th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC) (link)
Ummm... thanks.
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