Jenny La Fleur
2008 tally & 2009 schemes - Jenny La Fleur
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2008 tally & 2009 schemes
Happy New Year!! I wish you a year full of silk, stright pins and un-knotted thread!

Completed Costume Tally of 2008:
1840's grey striped dress, aka the Poe Dress
green perriot jacket & petticoat
Fred hat
B's mini peacock tricorn
B's blue print English gown
chemise la reine revamp & hat
1800 cross-over dress
black & white striped jacket & petticoat
the Pearl Dress
Regency turban
French pannier

Not too shabby, although my post-Costume College tally is pretty pathetic. *ponders* Then again, I did bead a wedding dress and do two 18th century gown commissions so I shouldn't be so hard on myself I guess.

Umm... 2009.

I honestly don't know what 2009 will bring costuming wise. I feel like I'm on the edge of a transition phase of life, in so many areas of my life. I can just see the changes coming around the corner but don't know what they actually are. if that makes any sense. I know costuming will continue to be an important hobby in my life but what shape it's going to take in the next 12 months depends on what life throws at me.

I'm still thoroughly in love with the 18th century but I want to explore more of the later quarter of it than I have up to now. I am thoroughly addicted to hat making so stay tuned for more fluff and whimsy. I will finish the B&W bustle outfit and Pimpernel revamp if it kills me (which is possible) and of course I can't go to Costume Con without my Queen of the Night. The Charles II is a must for Costume Con as well as a new pair of 18th century stays. The Poe really needs ruffles as well.

There is lots more on my wish list, including some retro frocks for dancing, a fairy costume, something LOTR, a pet en l'air, finishing the quilted petticoat (!) and conquering the redingote...

First up - new, more comfy stays!!


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anielmom From: anielmom Date: December 31st, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC) (link)
I still totally love the Fred hat! He's just so darn cute.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 1st, 2009 06:17 am (UTC) (link)
He really is - I love him myself! :>
sarahlizzi From: sarahlizzi Date: January 1st, 2009 01:33 am (UTC) (link)
ack - you've just reminded me that I haven't even thought about my to-be-quilted petticoat in months!

doesn't it seem there's been a LJ-wide lack of sewing during the latter part of this year? it's weird.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 1st, 2009 06:48 am (UTC) (link)
I know my half done petticoat is sitting negelected in a bin. it's really rather sad.

You know, it's true! It's been a very quiet fall/holiday costuming-wise. Even koshka_the_cat hasn't been churning out pretties in a disgusting manner... :P
misshoneybee From: misshoneybee Date: January 1st, 2009 04:03 am (UTC) (link)
You and your sister look gorgeous in the newspaper pic! That's neat. (Though they could have remembered to put an "S" on "adjust.")
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 1st, 2009 06:49 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Yes well, to be honest the local rag isn't much to brag about... I loved the pic though! :>
jenthompson From: jenthompson Date: January 1st, 2009 12:16 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow! So many pretty things! And I think I totally missed when you originally posted that green dress (I've been quite out of the loop on LJ-land this year), but I think that might be my favorite one yet. That is gorgeous!!!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 2nd, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! It's one of my favorites too - hard to not love green and stripes! :> At least you have a good excuse for being out of the LJ loop! Unlike me who has just been lazy lately. :< I loved the romper you made for E - so fabulous!
From: hohenstein Date: January 1st, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC) (link)

A year full of silk...that sounds wonderful! You've been much, much more productive than I have & that all sound beautiful.


jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 2nd, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC) (link)
Silk is wonderful! I wish I could afford to use it more often!
From: hohenstein Date: January 2nd, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC) (link)

I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had more of it than I thought, when I cleaned out & organized my fabrics. Now I just need to sew it up.

vanityfairy From: vanityfairy Date: January 5th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC) (link)
All of your costumes this year are lovely, but I think my favourite is the green jacket ensemble, it's so elegant!

Good luck with next year's projects!
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