Jenny La Fleur
opinions please - Jenny La Fleur
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Beloved Pin Posse I need you. I can't decide where to take my Pimpernel revamp. After laying my scraps of fabric out this evening I discovered I have enough room to recut the whole bodice so I now have lots of options. This is not a good thing as I can't make up my mind.

Should I go for something very foufy and I-Want-Candy like this:

Or should I go a bit later and be all Duchess inspired:

I'll be using silk gauze or ivory lace instead of self trimming/metallic lace, since that is all I have on hand. *ponders* The I-Want-Candy option is more of what I had in mind in the beginning (and when I made my frosting hat) but my Pimpernel is so similar in basic structure to the coral Duchess dress, even down to the front skirt being a little short. In short I'm drawn to both inspirations for this project, for different reasons, and I think they'd both be pretty and flattering. I really want both but only can have one. *sob* I can't decide - help!


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sewaddicted From: sewaddicted Date: April 16th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC) (link)

I Want Candy

I can't get past I Want Candy! You know you want to ;-)
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: April 16th, 2009 04:53 am (UTC) (link)
Froof! Froof! I think this dress just wants to be a big pastry of a dress!
vanityfairy From: vanityfairy Date: April 16th, 2009 07:05 am (UTC) (link)
Well, Pimpernel is closer to the duchess timewise, but I get the feel you've moved it away from being truly pimpernel anyway, and I think this dress really wants to be candy! Go froof yourself! ;)
undycat From: undycat Date: April 16th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC) (link)
I've got to join in the froof chorus. I think with the shade of pink you've got, it's got to be froofy.
elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: April 16th, 2009 12:13 pm (UTC) (link)
I vote for the more fun, froofy style! ;)
ghost_ofa_rose From: ghost_ofa_rose Date: April 16th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC) (link)
Gosh, this is a difficult decision. I like them both! But I think you should go with the froofy one. The pimpernel already looks like a cake, but without the decoration :D.
seekatesew From: seekatesew Date: April 16th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC) (link)
Fondant! The tasty, pink-and-yellow kind! On a beautifully-tailored, Martha-Stewart-Living-cover-worthy cake of a dress!

Have I used enough exclamation points! Yet!?!!
tayloropolis From: tayloropolis Date: April 16th, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC) (link)
I would sway you towards the Duchess-inspired, but only because that is my very favorite style and I want to see more people doing it. I am a selfish costumer :)
bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: April 16th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC) (link)
I vote for da FROOF!
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: April 16th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC) (link)
froufy candy dresses all the way!!
sadievale From: sadievale Date: April 16th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC) (link)
Both are great choices, but I lean towards frouf! I think you should save the Duchess inspired one for another outfit: with all the pretty pinkness already, and your fun pink (non-matching) froufy hat, I think the fun look would be awesome!
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