26th May 2016: I'm getting the hang of this. I made some really good progress last weekend with the latex bit, only having to stop because of a self-imposed hurdle which needs extra bits bought before I can continue.
That first attempt (in the pics) of an arm thing was ok, but as per the blurb the photo hid the bits that didn't work, the glue was all over the place, it wasn't really tight enough and the ends didn't line up! So, I had another go and in a furious 90 minutes I'd made two matching and (even though I say so myself) pretty decent arm thingies!
The attached picture is my first attempt and then the left one, so you can see how far I've come just after one go! After making the second one I made a pattern and cut out the bits needed for the footless stockings. After studying the picture though I decided that the 200mm trimming I'd bought wasn't quite wide enough for the stockings so I'll have to order some more, maybe around 300-350mm.
The reason I didn't just cut the trimming myself is because on the advice of my Latex Ladies it is much easier and actually very cheap to buy them from a supplier that uses a laser to cut them. One can do them by hand but there's always that risk of them being ever so slightly wobbly, a risk negated when using a lazzzeerrrrr. So! That's the next step :)
It's a bank holiday weekend this week so bar a couple of social events I will be spending a lot of time on her body suit; figuring out the collar, cutting the larger holes from the arm, back and *ahem* butt, and tracing the pattern pieces. I won't start cutting the latex just yet though, I'm hoping to use a friend's very large table for that (over my tiny Ikea coffee table!) and she's at bloody Expo this weekend how dare she.
I'll also hopefully be getting my liquid latex to attempt the hat! I've already bought a peaked military style hat and taken off all the gubbins so it's just plain green. I'll prep it with Copydex and then attempt a little square to see how it works. Fingers crossed! If it does I can do that and then maybe even start on a teeny tiny little Shadaloo symbol for the middle!
Finally, once the latex bits are all done, I can start chopping up gym mats for her armour. I've never used Worbla before. Should be fun :)
Lots to do and only 9 weeks to go!