Jenny La Fleur
Happpieee Nuuuu Yeear!! - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
Happpieee Nuuuu Yeear!!
Wow I put in a bid on E-bay tonight for the first time since June of 2002! I have been avoiding the place for a while. The best way to not spend money I don’t have is to not be tempted right? I was actually on there trying to research an upcoming project. See I looked and was temped! :> Anyway, I hope get the item for a great price, so far it’s mine. Of course, I’m not going to mention what it is until the auction is over. *wicked grin*

Anyway… I thought I would pop on while there is a lull in our little party and wish you all a very happy new year. May your 2005 be happy, productive and fulfilling. May it also full of great fabric deals and few sewing mistakes! :>

While I haven't been sewing lately, I have been dreaming and scheming about my 2005 projects.

Must-Do Projects:
Kimono – I want the beading to be done by next Twelfth Night. Should keep me busy, huh?

Red striped 18th century – Like I said, I am determined to see this project through, (especially as I’m planning on wearing it for Twelfth Night next year) but it’ll be on hold until after the draping class. I may combine those two projects (the red stripe and the draped gown), rather than making two separate outfits.

Bridget’s pirate outfit – The annual costume for the sister. I’m really looking forward to this collaboration; it’s always fun to work with B on a project. It’s an ambitious costume though, complete with a corded bodice and such. Our plans of style, trimming and fabric are pretty well set, although I’m not planning on starting this costume until March or April. I still have to figure out how I’m going to pattern and construct a man’s 1690-1700 coat. I’ve never delved into male garments or jackets. Any suggestions for books, web sites, patterns or cutting diagrams?

Titanic day ensemble – I’m still waffling between a version of the Flying Dress or something of my own creation (based on period sources). *think, think, think*

A LOTR style cloak – for our trip to the Ren Faire in October. What I really want is a Rohan royal guard green wool cloak but I haven’t been able to find the right shade of green in my price range. I do have some green wool but it’s not quite the right color or weight for a cloak. We’ll see…

There is another, longer list of things I would *like* to do this year, but most will probably not happen so I won’t bother to list them here. If I can be as productive as I was in 2004 and grow as much as a seamstress I will be content…

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From: centuriessewing Date: December 31st, 2004 07:53 pm (UTC) (link)


Patterns and drawings, I made one of the "hunting" gowns for halloween. In black linen with without a train, didn't finish it in time however, coat is still missing a sleeve..hmm I really should finish that. Hope that helps.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: December 31st, 2004 10:25 pm (UTC) (link)

Re: pirate

Oh thanks very much. I wondered where that fashion plate on your site came from. :> That coat diagram is a great – a good place to start. Very cool beans!
elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: January 1st, 2005 08:36 am (UTC) (link)
Gee, I guess if I posted my list of projects for '05, I'd look like I was copying you!! We conspire together too much; our sewing schedules are starting to look waaaay too alike. ;) lol!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 1st, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC) (link)
Yep, cool and slightly pathic all at the same time. *grin*
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