Jenny La Fleur
slightly productive Friday - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
jennylafleur
jennylafleur
slightly productive Friday
I hate it when i go to bed with a head ache and wake up with the same headache. It's going to be one of those days...

Yesterday was slightly productive. I made a trip to the fabric store for linings and thread and such like. Found some berries I like for my Regency bonnet too. Came home napped and threw everything in the washer.


On the sewing front I whipped up a bodiced petticoat. I used the bodice lining from the cross-over (which if memory serves was actually based on my Bee robe pattern) and the S&S regency skirt lining. Love that skirt lining pattern, I've used it for all sorts of things. It only took me three tries sewing the skirt on to get it right. I kept sewing things inside out. Silly.

The petticoat is made of linen I've been hoarding for a new shift. When I looked at the fabric this week though I decided it was too heavy for a shift but perfect for a petticoat. I like it, it reminds me of Lydia in P&P (1996) getting dressed for the ball. :>


I had Mom mark the hem for me of both the petticoat and the dress. While I had everything on I had Daddy take some pics so-so pics to prove it does look better on me than on Narcissa. Next time you see it will be at CC and hopefully without a headache. :P

Everything is hemmed now and I stitched in a length of narrow twill tape to reinforce the waist of the dress. next up trimming on the dress and hooks and eyes for the petticoat and I can officially cross them off my list - yay!

Tags: ,

26 comments | comment?
Comments
chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: July 19th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC) (link)
That yellow really does make your gorgeous red hair stand out.
I hope your headache goes away soon.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC) (link)
Fun huh? :> Thanks!
sewingbird From: sewingbird Date: July 19th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC) (link)
that looks lovely! I wish I could be at CC to see it :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC) (link)
I wish so too! You will be missed!
From: laurenmonkey Date: July 19th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC) (link)
Beautiful! I really love the way the gathers of the shoulders look on the back especially. Great petticoat, too :) You're fast!
I hope your headache feels better.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC) (link)
Thank you! I like that part too. :P Yes, it's the toiles that slow me down, once they are out of the way I can put things together fairly quickly. At least simple things like these! :>
padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: July 19th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC) (link)
Looks great!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks - I can't wait to wear it for real! :>
anielmom From: anielmom Date: July 19th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC) (link)
Oooh, it looks great!
I hope your head feels better soon.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Me too! :P
the_aristocat From: the_aristocat Date: July 19th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC) (link)
Looks wonderful! The cross-over style suits you very well!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC) (link)
Thank you! I'm really pleased. It's a new style of Regency dress for me but I really like it. You'll see me use this pattern again!
olde_fashioned From: olde_fashioned Date: July 19th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC) (link)
Prettyyyyy!!!!! 8-) I love the color.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Me too, funky as it is. It's rather like the paint color in my room actually. ;>
cracked_code From: cracked_code Date: July 19th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC) (link)

/ooooooh

Pretty, pretty, pretty!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC) (link)

Re: /ooooooh

I'm glad you approve! I can't wait to get all the acessories finished and prance around in it!
suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: July 20th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC) (link)
Ooch, I hope your headache goes away soon. Continuous ones are the worst. :(

Your new petticoat and dress look lovely, though. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2008 02:13 am (UTC) (link)
Yes indeed. *sigh* Thanks!
spearfangus From: spearfangus Date: July 20th, 2008 12:39 am (UTC) (link)
Sorry to hear about the headache, but your petticoat and dress look very nice. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2008 02:13 am (UTC) (link)
Thank you very much!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: July 20th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC) (link)
Oh I love it! It really looks great on you.

And I see that you still havent made that shift. ;P
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 21st, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC) (link)
What shift?

*looks sheepish*
justawench From: justawench Date: July 20th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC) (link)
You look really lovely in the yellow!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 21st, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you - I like it!
sadievale From: sadievale Date: July 21st, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC) (link)
Aw, it's coming out just lovely! I can't wait to see it in person!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 21st, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC) (link)
Maybe I'll bring it tomorrow... I still have to sew the ribbon on. If I can ever find thread to match...
26 comments | comment?