Monday, November 5, 2012

23Skidoo 1920s Shoes!

Pre-orders are open for gorgeous 1920s reproduction shoes by American Duchess. I can't wait to get a pair for myself!

They also come in brown/white.
Passing on the love for all to see. :D

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's not-too-Jolly Holiday

Oh yeah... so I'm making a Mary Poppins (Jolly Holiday/Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious) cosplay for Fan Expo. Started last weekend, one more weekend to go. It's a bit of a tight timeline... so... gotta go sew.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Anime North 2011 - Saturday

This was taken after the Saturday night masquerade. I was entry 81, so it was a long night. We were too tired and it was too crowded to take any good photos. I hope to do a photoshoot soon.

Anime North 2011 - Friday

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Shinku - More Final Touches

I redid the sleeve that I was complaining about... it's a little better. More consistent. I added a lining, although I'm not sure it's quite right and I am may need to resew a few parts after testing it out. I cut off the hook and eye I sewed on the collar yesterday and redid it.

The only thing I might still do is touch up the crinoline because it is a little longer in the front than in the back. It should only take a couple minutes to do that though.

I need to pull out my bloomers to check those out...

That's it. Except for any possible lining touch-ups, it's done.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shinku - The Final Countdown (Part 1?)

On the weekend I tried on the costume again and the alterations worked out very well, so thank goodness. The cane is painted pink and almost done being sealed. I added more tulle to the crinoline, which was the worst of it. I bought a lighter weight tulle than the original garment and had some difficulty sewing it, but it is bigger, so it doesn't matter too much. I trimmed the bangs and it makes a big difference.

I also picked up some hair pins to hold on the wig better than bobby pins. And a new mascara. I'll need to do some work on my eyebrows, but I think I'll probably wait until Friday to do that, Thursday at the earliest.

Today, I have sewn the band down on my capelet, so that piece is entirely done. I did a few touch-ups on my zipper and added a hook and eye to the collar, though it's a rather shoddy job. I added the three buttons to the front of the bodice as well. As it stands the whole thing is done. There are, however, a few areas that could be improved upon. I will consider these areas in the next two days and make any changes I deem necessary.

Otherwise... she's all done!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Shinku - Mini Part

Finished the hat, more or less, and attached the bow to the back of the dress.

Dress To-Do List:

  • Finish sewing the zipper
  • Hem the dress
  • Bodice alterations
  • Sew on the decorative buttons (0/3)
  • Make a bow for the back
  • Attach bow
Accessories To-Do List:
  • Make buttonholes in the capelet (6/6)
  • Sew the buttons onto the capelet (6/6)
  • Make little band for top buttons of the capelet
  • Resew the brim onto the hat
  • Sew on a band on the inside of the hat
  • Attach button to the top of the hat
  • Attach more tulle to the crinoline
  • Paint the cane pink
  • Make bow for the cane
  • Trim bangs and back of the wig