Drowning

Jul. 27th, 2010 10:23 pm
feymeggan: (divided)
 ...in a sea of organza. 

So, I've made many an outfit in my day.  But HOLY HELL this one may eat me!  I'm only a third of the way into it and I've already used 14 yards of fabric.  I still have to make a petticoat/tulled underskirt, detail the bodice, pleat in the skirts(there's three of them), hem said skirts, and make sleeves that defy logic and reason.  Oh yeah, FYI, doing Queen Serenity from Sailormoon.  Amanda you know this proves I love you right?  Cause, french-seaming 9+ yards of organza makes me weep.

Steampunk is still missing a hat and belt and front closures and busk and bias tape, but I'm just done with it for now.  Yes this means I'm falling behind...HOWEVER, I did tint/style Sakujun's wig, so I'm down a wig for next month.  Doesn't make it even, but does make it less.

I'm sorta costuming myself out I think.  Next year so not going to kill myself over costumes again.  Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.  Who really believed that?
feymeggan: (fabulous footwear)
Okay, so, I'm a shoe fiend :: points at icon::  And I neeeeeever get rid of shoes unless they're beyond repair or finally too small(hasn't happened in two decades).  So, digging through my shoes I laughed as I encountered shoes I'd bought/used in 9th grade that are PERFECT for my steampunk outfit.  I'm painting brass detailing on them, and will probably add other things as well, but they're soooo perfect it's insane.  And I didn't even know I still owned them!  Doesn't help that I own over 50 pair of shoes, I often forget what I have :).

As for the rest of my outfit.  I'm fitting the tailed bodice today, then assembling it.  Lastly I'll mock up the hat and make that...and then I just have to wait to have money to make the belt/holster/combo unit!  I found a cute set of jewelers lenses that I'll paint, augment and attach to to my glasses and I'm good to go :)  I had a mock up of a necklace I wanted made, but now I highly doubt it would be feasible, it's ridiculously detailed.  But that's okay, and it means once I'm done in a day or so I can full speed into Amanda's costume so I can stay on time.  And OMG, I love the pants I made!!! I usually suck so hard at making them, but these are too cute!  And I already put in their button holes too, go me!

Nearly laughed my ass off when my roommate said she understood that we were 'entering crunch time for NDK'.  I informed her I'm done outside of wig work for that con, and she nearly smacked me.  Woulda be sooooooooo worth it. 
feymeggan: (appathetic)

 Seriously, I can make just about anything else...well...okay, kimono give me a hard time too, but not like PANTS!  Argh!  Doesn't help that I'm also doing things like making a yoked waistband, gathered and gartered knee breeches as my most recent foray into the dreaded pants, but still.  Thankfully, once they're done I can do the bodice and those I do easy peasy rice and cheesey.  Then onto belts and a hat and the steampunk'll be done.  I have to get Amanda out for a trial fit on Serenity, but if I want to be done on time I need to get it all together and just do alterations.  Still scares me btw.  I'll take in the artbooks to work tomorrow to draw out the patterns I need to do on the top, then get crack-a-lackin' on her.  Save me from my hobbies, seriously.

#Edit#
Okay, for crack factor did the meme that's running around, the You Write Like one....  So, fic from years ago, I write like Davisd Foster Wallace, fic from decades ago I write like William Gibson(awesome, cyberpunk...wait, steampunk please?) and current fic I write like Leo Tolstoy...oh snap, my TB ficlets are like War and Peace??!  I do believe that I shall LOL over this now.

Thwarted

Jul. 13th, 2010 09:54 am
feymeggan: (displeased)
 So, at first I figured money would be my enemy this month.  I would have to get all this fabric, which I wasn't budgeted for, but no, I found everything I needed in the dungeon.  Then I thought boning would do me in, but no, I can get i locally.  Then I realized what would do me in...the stupid busk.  The place I normally order from is completely off-line right now, and I don't have another supplier I've used and trusted.  That's the kicker, I could find another supplier, but I don't trust easily, and I've used my current one for nearly a decade now.

However, there's at least progress.  I've got my corset cut out, ready for assembly.  I've all the fabric for the Steampunk set except the belt materials, but that's not the hard part.  I need to draft up the hat, pants and bodice, but can't do two of the three until the corset is done and on so I can take measurements.  Amanda's is in the drafting stage, but I have all the material...and more extra organza I've no idea what I was doing with.  So this month's goals may take me down, but I'm determined!  And if all else fails I'll do wigwork, bleh.

#Edit#
Too lazy to make a new post.  So, corset is as done as it can be ATM, need a busk and need to decide on the color of the binding for the top, but can't put that on until the busk is in.  However, it's assembled enough to allow for fittings and measurements.  In light of that I've drafted up the pants...god how I hate making pants...and have them cut out and ready for assembly tomorrow.  Assuming that works out the bodice shall be drafted shortly thereafter and I shall get cracking on that.  I'm torn as to whether or not I want to do a jacket with this outfit.  Part of me says HELL YES ANOTHER MINIJACKET!! and yet another part says MOAR WORK??!  So we shall see.  Which reminds me, I need to find a place to get the closures I want for the bodice, I believe they're sold more for purse clasps, but I think they'd be smashing front hooks as well....

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