Jenny La Fleur
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adventures in costuming
a full plate

I love how productive and inspiring my friend's list has been lately - such fun!

My weekend was quiet, nursing Mom and taking on "homemaker in residence" duties for the foreseeable future. Dad was a great help of course, we do make a good team.

In between all that (and the couple of migraines that popped up) I beaded the Peacock. I'm really determined to make progress on this project and not be scrambling at the last minute. Embellishment of this nature is no fun under stress. So I channeled all my post-Saucy/Flirty-time inspiration into the Peacock. Nothing like 3 days with costuming buddies to make you want to costume! Watching Downton Abbey helped too of course. :P

I finished the second Peacock panel late last night - yay! So two down, 4 to go. I forgot to log hours on this panel but a rough estimate would be about 35 hours. Based on that I'm estimating the whole bodice will be in the neighborhood of 300 man-hours of pure bodice beading. Plus construction and gown embellishment. I am insane.

Luckily my next costuming event isn't until March (the Williamsburg Costume Symposium which I'm not going to, only crashing the social occasions surrounding it) and I really don't need to make anything for it. I'm tempted to join the redingote crowd that is forming but really I don't know that I'm emotionally ready to re-visit that project. We'll see. It's not like I don't have a closet full of 18t century lovelies I'd love to be photographed in Williamsburg. Hee.

I have Casey's Swing Dress Sew-Along of course, which I really must get myself together on. We are doing muslins this week and I still don't have a fabric or firm plan of what I want to do for that. It will be something from the stash of course so no biggie. I just haven't really thought about it yet. Too many other things going on. :>

So my goal is to get at least one more Peacock panel done before WCS, hopefully more. It will make for rather boring LJ entries I'm afraid. I'll see if I can't come up with other interesting things to post about... :>

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padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: January 24th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC) (link)
Looks great!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 24th, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! :>
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: January 24th, 2011 05:03 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay! You can do it! The beading looks gorgeous. :)
vanessa_lynne From: vanessa_lynne Date: January 24th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC) (link)
You are insane. But in a crazy good costuming way. Good job!
countess_rosina From: countess_rosina Date: January 24th, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC) (link)
Those lines of beads are so uniform and tidy - good on you! I can't wait to see how the whole vest turns out.
fancyfrocks From: fancyfrocks Date: January 24th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh my gosh, this is going to be AMAZING!
Can't wait to see your swing dress creation, too :)
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: January 24th, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC) (link)
You are definitely not a muggle either!! It's looking fantastic! You should post about your progress on the beading, we won't find it boring! We can be your cheerleaders!
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