|Time Taken :||1 week|
|I finished reading the series and loved it so much I had to do a cosplay from it! |
I love Haine's character and I didn't have a lot of time for frills and fancies before Amecon, so the council uniform was the quickest for me to do. I really enjoyed wearing it, so I'll be bringing it out again sometime :)
I'd like to get some chunky red shoes next time, but all I could find was red OR chunky and I already owned red heels, so I just used those. The wig does have a fringe but it was windy and moving the long bits out of my face eventually caught the fringe >.< I'll trim it better next time, so the long bits don't come from the top.
Finished! (Posted 12th August 2010)
All the bias binding is done! I hate doing inward corners, they're so much hassle, but when I was checking the internet for better methods I found a foolproof way of doing outward corners. I could get them neat before, but it took twice as long and was really fiddly, this is perfect!
See bottom of page, works like a charm:
Put the zip into the skirt, added the waistband and quickly made some socks with the black line drawn in pen near the top. I glued them to some hold up stockings on the day which worked really well.
Sleeve Stays (Posted 7th August 2010)
Wonderful sleeve stays!
Sleeves (Posted 4th August 2010)
Managed to get hold of more fabric, so full speed ahead! I have so much slightly different white fabric now...
I added the black stripes as applique before joining them to the gathered upper sleeve.
Coming Together (Posted 1st August 2010)
Applique, poofy sleeves and collar are now done, but I didn't buy enough of the white suiting! I'm going to get it as close to finished as possible so I can just add on the lower sleeves last. There's a lose thread stitched round the bottom of the poof sleeves ready to gather up.
Pleaty Progress (Posted 25th July 2010)
Spent today ironing the skirt fabric into pleats. Way faster to do than Arashi's skirt; being short makes it so much easier to handle on the ironing board and meant I could have a cardboard strip template to keep them all the same. Once I've made the waistband I'll sew them flat.
First jacket applique is done, took a while to decide where I wanted the triangles to end, but then it was just a matter of really careful pinning. Side stripes next!
Simple Beginnings (Posted 24th July 2010)
For £15 I've got all the red, white and black cotton drill, Kat lent me a suitable wig and I have the red shoes I bought for Lady Harken! If I didn't shop in London it would be even less, I love cheap costumes :D
I have an old faithful jacket pattern which I've used to quickly run up the body section and the black applique is basted in place, but I need to decide where to stop it at the front. This is the second set of puffy sleeves I'll be making for this con, just can't get enough of them.