|Time Taken :||19 hours-ish|
|The hat took a rediculously long amount of time to make considering how simple a design it is. It's partly due to having made it up in the wrong order for how I wanted it and learning how my new sewing machine works.|
Also, my first attempt at the tunic went horribly wrong. Time for take two.
Shoe covers are difficult. Especially when you have a rediculously high instep which means that you can't actually get your feet into the shape of the opening in Peter's shoes (I've tried Angie's on and then attempted to fix mine in place to see if the way I'd done them was any different and they just didn't work). I got around this by making the base then safety-pinning the flaps on. Because they kind of stretch and give it a little extra space it works (still a little difficult to get on though).
Seriously, why do I find apparently simple designs so hard to make and yet more complex ones are easier? Madness.
First worn to AX 2009 to go with Ashe-chan's Wendy and Angelphie's Tink.
Tunic Fails! (Posted 8th October 2008)
Note to self: Don't cut fabric at silly o'clock at night... it leads to completely messing up your measurements. Gah! At least it's salvagable, but we shall leave it alone for a few days so we don't ruin it any more. I'm such a doofus, I got several of my measurements backwards and mixed up (I can't deal with numbers) and there is no way that the pattern I cut would fit me. Luckily I made it way too long, so I can just move it up and re-cut the shape for the shoulders/bust further up. And hey, no worries about not having enough fabric for the sleeves. Now I'm going to bed.
EDIT: OK, I've now made it a lot worse because I have apparently measured my hips in the wrong place to start with so I might not actually be able to get me big bum into it at all even though the bust and waist will fit fine. I'm gonna experiment with leaving side slits, but methinks I might hafta just get more fabric and start again. Thus postponing the wearing of it. The fabric is still useable for something else, just maybe not a Peter Pan tunic. d'oh!
I tried Angela's tunic on and it does fit, just. It's a little tight around the old bingo-wings and indeed scandalously short. Double bound (acidentally found a well easy way of getting my binder on/off, score!) my chest doesn't strain too much at the fabric. It's not getting into it that's the problem, it's getting back out of it; but after I stopped panicking I managed it and did no damage to it (I would've fixed it if I had). With some flestone, seam-free magic pants (I refuse to go commando) and not too many sudden movements I could probably wear it. I'm not as much of a chubster as I though I was, cos until I tried it on I never thought it'd fit me at all.
This has essentailly been an excersise in me not being able to measure things without help, which I kinda knew already but was stubbornly trying to be independant and do maths, a subject which I failed. lol.