|Time Taken :||2 months|
|Dez (Shinbios/Ninodog) designed this awesome pirate lady especially for me. How can I not make it?|
EDIT: Finished, although assorted bits and pieces fell off and/or broke by the end of the night, so there's work to do there (stronger glue, Kitten, stronger glue)
I'm pleased with how it came out, the hat especially. The swords are removable, largely for transportation purposes but also because it's fun to pull a sword out of your HAT.
I am displeased with all things anchor-shaped as I have discovered that they tangle on every damn thing in the world.
Hat, further (Posted 6th April 2010)
The hat is now complete except for the cannonballs (ping pong balls are ready to be painted and glued, sah!). And actually, bar a single straight line of stitching and one or two optional decorative bits, it's pretty much done as a whole :)
The feathers in the hat mean I have a turning circle of approximately 6 feet...
Colossal hat! (Posted 15th March 2010)
The hat is now complete, bar decoration and weaponry. I think it wins the award for being the largest and most ridiculous hat I've ever constructed, and I have the odd bizarre hat in my portfolio already!
I tried to make it from scratch, but it wasn't working out, so I bought a Leg Avenue pirate hat, extended it with funky foam, and covered the whole thing in the red fabric, sealing the edges with bias binding. I will probably need to slightly alter the sword configuration to prevent it being overbalanced on one side, but priority on the hat is obviously the MOTHERLOVIN' HAT CANNON.
Next up: buying loads of decorative shiz and making everything blingin'.
Arrr......gh (Posted 1st March 2010)
Made really good progress on the jacket thus far, just a few bits and pieces to finish off there. But I've hit a major bugbear with the velvet/velour I'm using for the cape and underskirt. It frays like a b**** and seems to shift around when I sew it (probably because it's quite a deep pile). I got pretty frustrated with it and threw the whole lot into a bag - now I need to unpick a load of bias and try again with something to stop the fraying.
Cotton velvet doesn't do this >_>