Jenny La Fleur
Costuming Year in Review - Jenny La Fleur
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Costuming Year in Review
Everyone else is doing it so here I go...

For me:
Poe dress revamp - added a bertha and about 20,000 yards of bias-cut ruffles
the frosting hat - which I still haven't worn. :<
blue linen stays - yay for new stays
blue print ruffled jacket - one of my most favorite costumes EVAR!
blue velvet pouf hat - totally threw this together last minute but I love it
Queen of the Night - really I was just trying to keep my "Best in Sparkle" award
Poe bonnet - not bad for my first bonnet
Elenore hat - another hat I adore that I've never worn!
Effigy stays - my first experiment with reed boning - so comfy
c1804 sateen stays - the replacement pair after my old stays fell apart at Costume Con
Lizzie dress - Toiled in Feb, made in Nov - how is that for procrastination? :>

Worked on but not finished:
pink striped round gown - this is on the 2010 list
Pink Venetian - not feeling this one either at the moment...
Can you tell I was very CADD for the Ren Faire this year?
Charles dresswill probably remain in it's current state for some time - so not motivated on this one
Pimpernel Revamp - will probably remain in it's current state forever

CD's regency drawstring dress
TR's sundress
TB's 1860 bonnet
LD's pleated silk 18th cen hat
black lace bias-cut skirt
wool/linen bias-cut skirt


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bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: December 31st, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC) (link)
Queen of the night was my favorite - Soooo grand and chic and sparkly all at once!

But the blue pouf hat and the floral jacket and petti were awfully nice too...
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 1st, 2010 05:31 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much - you are sweet! I know I’m a brat but I'm still trying to reconcile the vision in my head for QotN and the actual result. It's growing on me though... slowly but surely. It still needs some more accessories I think and then I’ll be much more pleased with it.
jenthompson From: jenthompson Date: January 1st, 2010 12:00 am (UTC) (link)
You always make such gorgeous things! I lovelovelove the regency stuff!!! (and I usually don't even like this era)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 1st, 2010 05:32 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks much - yes that is high praise indeed from you! I'm honored! :>
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: January 1st, 2010 01:47 am (UTC) (link)
You did some gorgeous stuff this year, and I still want to kidnap your frosting hat, do you think you'd notice?!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 1st, 2010 05:33 am (UTC) (link)
*slaps hand*

padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: January 1st, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC) (link)
I adore all the pretty hats you've made! Lovely stuff all of it!
ghost_ofa_rose From: ghost_ofa_rose Date: January 1st, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC) (link)
I also love the Queen of the night! And the frosting hat and blue velvet hat. These have inspired me to try hatmaking this year.
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: January 4th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC) (link)
Seriously gorgeous work this year!

You know what my favorite thing about this review is though? All the memories associated with these costumes like the night you threw together the blue pouf hat. ;)
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