Jenny La Fleur
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jennylafleur
jennylafleur
almost there
The b&w bustle is almost done, it just needs some lace at the sleeve cuffs and a little futzing with the skirt bustle. I probally should have stayed up late last night finishing it up since it's soo little but I was super tired and went to bed early instead.

So my bodice is going un-trimmed - everything I tried on it I hated. It doesn't look quite "right" to me plain but I figure it's better to be slightly neo-Victorian than ugly and cheap-looking right? Have I been looking at Harper's Bazzar too much, were gowns of he 1870s always trimmed out the whazoo or is simple more historically correct than I think?

Today's task is grocery shopping and house cleaning - whoo-hoo! Hopefully I will have some energy left over tonight to see to my frock...

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vanessa_lynne From: vanessa_lynne Date: January 13th, 2011 03:34 pm (UTC) (link)
I vote for trimmed out the whazoo.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 14th, 2011 01:57 am (UTC) (link)
Of course you do - you make it look so easy!! :>
demode From: demode Date: January 13th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC) (link)
Yeah, 1870s was usually trimmed up the whazoo - but wait til you find something you like!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 14th, 2011 01:56 am (UTC) (link)
That is what I thought - thanks! :>
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: January 13th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm sure it's still lovely without the trimming. And I would wait until you find something you love - don't waste time on ugly trim. I can't wait to see it!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 14th, 2011 01:56 am (UTC) (link)
That is what Mom said too... I can't wait for you to see it in person and give me your opinion!!
green_martha From: green_martha Date: January 13th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC) (link)
I vote for supe-froofy and crazy loads of trim, but that's personal taste, I've seen more subdued examples as well, especially if the dress has strong contrasting colors.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 14th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC) (link)
Mine is very strong contrast (black and white) and the trims I've tried make the contrast less interesting. I wonder if that is the reason...
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: January 13th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC) (link)
Not every dress is trimmed up the wazoo. The dress I based my Halloween dress on isn't and it's 1870s. It's in Janet arnold :)

Simple is pretty too!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 14th, 2011 01:54 am (UTC) (link)
Yay - that was the answer I was hoping for. Good old Arnold!
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