Jenny La Fleur
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breaking down the madness

total time beading: 22 hours

I slowed down on my beading since my last update, at first because I was thinking I was getting over the ick and got back to real life things and then because I was recovering from overdoing. So apparently I haven't had a little cold but the major flu and that's right I'm still sick. Better but still tired and coughing and getting better super slowly. I'm going to try to take it easy for the next few days so I can hopefully resemble something like my old self over the weekend. Which of course means lots more beading updates in your future.

I crunched some numbers last night and to finish the bodice beading before CosCon (my goal) I have to bead about 2 hours a day or 13 hours a week - minimum - between now and then. Ouch! It's do-able but no slacking or I'm screwed. If I can dedicate a couple of weekends to the cause and get ahead of that minimum then even better but I'm really going to have to knuckle down, cut out most of my TV veg time, sleep less and really focus to make the minimums.

It will be worth it though if I can get it done before CosCon and then come home from that and start straight on the garment construction. I need some time for all the accessories, handwork and additional embellishment I'm planning for the garment and I really want my CosCol wardrobe done a full week before I board that plane. That is the goal anyway. It was SO nice to be done over 24 hours ahead of time last year. I want the same feeling of having nothing to do but iron and party at CosCol again. I can do it!


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countess_rosina From: countess_rosina Date: February 9th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC) (link)
So close to the end of that panel! Out of curiosity, will you hand sew the vest together? I can't imagine trying to get those pieces into a sewing machine.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 9th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm going to mount the panels (by hand) to an interlining that has been machine sewn. The joins in the vest will be covered or filled in with beads or sequins or something... not sure yet how I'm going to handle that. :>
bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: February 9th, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow, you are patient! I think my eyes would be swimming a bit. I like beading but am nowhere near the powerhouse you are. It looks great though!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 10th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC) (link)
Well I have to admit I am a little overwhelmed and not entirely confident I can actually pull this off for CosCol. I mean, it is insane. If I'd thought this through and figured out the hours of my life it would take I probably wouldn't have ever started the project. But I'm in too deep and am now stubbornly determined the see it through. So I'm just going to pretend I can until I've proven I can't. :>

Luckily I enjoy the work so it doesn't seem as tedious as it probably actually is.
fancyfrocks From: fancyfrocks Date: February 9th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC) (link)
You're crazy, but I love you :)
It is going to be absolutely stunning and a work of art!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 10th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC) (link)
Yeah, that is how I'm thinking of it, as art. One can't justify this amount of maddness for mere clothing. :>

I love you too!
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: February 9th, 2011 09:31 pm (UTC) (link)
I don't think you can, I know you can!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 10th, 2011 12:23 am (UTC) (link)
Awww... thanks for being my cheerleader!
love3angle From: love3angle Date: February 9th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC) (link)
Just keep in mind Cathy Hay's Oak Leaf dress. You can do this! :-)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 10th, 2011 12:24 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! :>
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: February 10th, 2011 04:04 am (UTC) (link)
You can totally do it!

And we will be finished well ahead of schedule. The three of us were so awesome last year. No last minute sewing rocks. We have to make it a tradition. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 12th, 2011 01:59 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I really enjoyed it last year too - we should totally make it our tradition!
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