Beatrix (General) - Final Fantasy IX



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From the FFIX Wiki page...

~~ Beatrix is noble, proud, and most of all, loyal to Alexandria and the Alexandrian royal family. She is confident in her ability as a soldier, and can be seen as being arrogant because of this. Beatrix has an outstanding ability as a leader, collecting loyalty and admiration from both the public and the soldiers under her. Beatrix is soft spoken and addresses people with perfect manners, be it to her soldiers or to an enemy (this fact is not so obvious in the English translation, although apparent in the original Japanese version), yet she shows no mercy for one who poses a threat against Alexandria. From her loyalty, Beatrix acts solely as a soldier, obeying orders without hesitation or showing any emotion.

Her heroic and legendary swordsmanship is known far and wide across the world, and Beatrix holds the title of the "Best swordsman in the continent." Because of such fearsome power, she is often called "The cold-blooded woman who silences even the crying infant" or "Beatrix who felled 100 men". ~~

BEST QUOTES:

"I once killed a hundred knights single-handedly...to me, you two are nothing more than insects."

"Then allow me to shatter your delusions of grandeur."

"My allegiance to you remains the same, if not stronger."

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I've been looking forward to doing Beatrix for quite some time now, and it's finally coming together now.

I am also proud to be taking part in a bigger FFIX effort at London MCM Expo, October 2011 with the Final Fantasy Round-up, and look forward to spending time with the group, along with her devoted Freya Crescent (Raye-chan).

Comments

NightmareWings posted on 12 May, 2010 - 20:15
You will make an amazing Beatrix! Go you.

Raye-chan posted on 15 May, 2010 - 09:43
I love Beatrix! Another kick-ass girl ;)

FairyPorchQueen posted on 4 June, 2010 - 18:57
YEY! shes my fave from FF9! youll look amazing

FuriePhoenix posted on 18 June, 2010 - 12:36
you'll make an amazing Beatrix! The wig looks ace!

SlimDefinition posted on 18 June, 2010 - 12:46
Thanks Cez. I haven't actually got this in progress yet. I was going to use the wig for Belleza (Skies of Arcadia) but it's way too light. I noticed that it'd work for Beatrix though. ;-) It makes me want to do Beatrix in the not so distant future though!

GoldieNeko posted on 6 August, 2010 - 19:00
I'm currently playing through FFIX For the untenth time and I can NEVER get tired of it's fantastic style! Can't wait to see how your Beatrix comes out *thumbs up*

Freyarule posted on 6 August, 2010 - 20:14
Awesome! You'll make an epic Beatrix! :)

visiting_wizard posted on 9 August, 2010 - 03:46
I don't know ffIX but that wig looks perfect! Lucky you found another use for it after it turned out to be no good for Belleza :)

FusionRose posted on 28 September, 2010 - 16:14
The wig is amazing! I like how it wasn't originally for beatrix as well but it goes so well. Really looking forward to seeing this hun x.

SlimDefinition posted on 4 October, 2010 - 21:36
Thanks. That wig has amazing fibers in it so I can really curl it under and it springs as her hair does! Now...if I can just figure out how to make the sleeveless coat...

Solarista posted on 5 November, 2010 - 21:37
Aw she's a pretty character. Bet you'll look great!

visiting_wizard posted on 26 December, 2010 - 20:09
Nice wig for it! :)

SlimDefinition posted on 27 December, 2010 - 16:16
Thanks. I just need to figure out how to do her parting to get the swept look.

NightmareWings posted on 31 December, 2010 - 19:38
Cant wait to do Ruby with you. You will look so amazingly amazing. Hehe ^____^

Zelda posted on 31 December, 2010 - 19:40
I can't wait to see how you make the coat!!! Im so excited about doing more orangeness with you @@ XD

SlimDefinition posted on 1 January, 2011 - 16:01
Once I figure out how, I will start it (the coat) heh. It's one of those things that looks hard, but probably isn't too difficult once you get going. I'm looking forward to doing this with you guys too. :-)

FusionRose posted on 11 January, 2011 - 02:23
The progress is looking amazing hun =D You are going to look epic as Beatrix ^_^ Can't wait to see the finish result xx.

SlimDefinition posted on 12 January, 2011 - 19:14
Thanks. I LOVE your new coat that you've had done though. Mine's being made from a white dress, so I hope I can do it up to look as good as it should.

FusionRose posted on 13 January, 2011 - 01:15
Thanks hun ^_^ I was going to make it again but to be honest i've made it once so i have no desire to make it a second time xD I love your approach to it though. My first Rinoa duster was made from editing a dress and it did work really well. Editing clothes is the greatest approach to any cosplay making i feel. It looks good already so i'm really looking forward to seeing it finished x.

SlimDefinition posted on 13 January, 2011 - 19:24
Yeah I know the feeling. I'm adding some bits to Rayne and re-doing some parts of Rose when I can, but I wouldn't want to do the whole thing all over again if I can help it. When I saw your coat I thought "WANT!" heh. The difference with Beatrix's coat is that it's very much 'fitted' in all areas and looks quite sturdy, whereas the dress fabric is quite thin and floppy so it'll need toning as it were and have a lot of work done to it.

FangGirl posted on 14 January, 2011 - 21:30
Looking good :) can't wait to see her finished.

FuriePhoenix posted on 14 January, 2011 - 22:16
Wig looks great!

SlimDefinition posted on 14 January, 2011 - 22:26
Thanks guys. Takes a while to style like that, but it's worth the effort.

PapercutPerfect posted on 15 January, 2011 - 11:34
The wig looks amazing! Great work, can't wait to see more!

FairyPorchQueen posted on 3 February, 2011 - 19:30
OMG you look so much like her!! Great job on the wig and the waistcoat looks perfect :D *adds to watchlist*

Zelda posted on 3 February, 2011 - 20:12
Ahhh this looks more epic everytime i see more progress ^^ I can't wait to have you as my epic beatrix <3

SlimDefinition posted on 3 February, 2011 - 22:33
Thank you guys. ^_^' I just need to find matching fabric for the rest of the coat, something velvety to line it with, and sweet talk my dad into carving out Save the Queen a bit sooner than originally planned.

j_mercuryuk posted on 3 February, 2011 - 22:35
You've got the cut of the neckline just right. :D

SlimDefinition posted on 3 February, 2011 - 23:12
Yeah, it was a good find on eBay! ^_^

NightmareWings posted on 4 February, 2011 - 08:46
this is coming along so well! I cant wait to start Ruby for this group.

Raye-chan posted on 4 February, 2011 - 08:47
Progress is looking great ^_^ can't wait to make my Freya Crescent with you, Tif and NightmareWings x

FangGirl posted on 5 February, 2011 - 12:20
Great Progress :)

eternal_aranel posted on 25 March, 2011 - 13:14
Hurrah for Beatrix! Looks great so far!

NightmareWings posted on 25 March, 2011 - 22:14
Really cant wait to see the rest of this! You will look amazing.

SlimDefinition posted on 25 March, 2011 - 22:24
Thank you guys! Sorry about Claymore, Eternal. :-s

FusionRose posted on 29 March, 2011 - 21:08
Good luck on Save the Queen. I will say though be careful where you take it since you are making it out of wood because wood is a big no no to a lot of cons >.< Expo should be fine though =D But yes looking forward to seeing progress on it ^_^ x.

SlimDefinition posted on 29 March, 2011 - 21:55
Well I'm screwed then. It means I couldn't take Rose with me when I get her revamped.

FusionRose posted on 29 March, 2011 - 22:10
I'll try and find the weapon guidelines for you so you can see if you want. you could always take rose without the weapon. And a lot of cons will say you can have the weapon for a masquerade or for a photoshoot but you can't walk around with it. Tis why i'm not taking a save the queen to Kitacon, too much hassle >.< Hope everything works out though hunny x.

tripletriad posted on 30 March, 2011 - 15:24
Looking fabulous!

SlimDefinition posted on 30 March, 2011 - 15:32
Ah I see. Thanks Fusion. It may still be worth taking them (Rose will only go if I can revamp her in time), and if they say no to walking around with them I'll just bring them out for photos when I'm not in the con rooms then. I'm going to make the belt and scabbard for Beatrix detachable from each other anyway. r0cket - thanks. ^^'

LittleRecordGirl posted on 3 April, 2011 - 18:07
Amazing progress! I love anyone that cosplays Beatrix as FFIX needs more love and Beatrix is one of the best FF girls by far. You really suit the wig! Cannot wait to see finished photos! :D

SlimDefinition posted on 3 April, 2011 - 18:50
Thank you. I just need someone to help me pin the dress in the right places on to the waistcoat in order to make her coat. It's going to be a pain in the arse, but what detailed cosplay isn't? ^^' I HOPE to wear this at Ayacon.

Lady Bahamut posted on 11 June, 2011 - 17:06
Woah, that wig!! You look exactly like her it's unreal! O_O

SlimDefinition posted on 11 June, 2011 - 21:16
Thanks LB. ;-) I strive for as close to 100% as I can get. I'm now working on the coat, and I recently bought the boots and leggings. Need some more money to come through before I can buy the leather fabric for the belt and scabbard.

JakeX posted on 14 June, 2011 - 19:07
Sorry but i have to say this, DAT SIDE BOOB (Y) Done. I really look forward to see how your Save the Queen comes out :D and the rest of Beatrix :D

SlimDefinition posted on 14 June, 2011 - 22:18
O_O' Thanks Jake. I have my plate full with Beatrix AND Fou-Lu at the moment. I hope I can get them both done for Ayacon.

sjbonnar posted on 15 June, 2011 - 07:55
Looking excellent so far ^_^

SlimDefinition posted on 19 June, 2011 - 15:03
^^' Thanks.

Archer posted on 19 July, 2011 - 23:13
Progress is looking awesome :)

SlimDefinition posted on 20 July, 2011 - 14:43
Thanks. There will be even more progress very soon!

tripletriad posted on 27 July, 2011 - 15:36
It's coming along great! Looks amazing so far, so excited to see the finished product!

SlimDefinition posted on 27 July, 2011 - 19:07
I can't wait till I have her finished either! It's slow progress though, but I am picking up speed now, seeing as Ayacon is in a few weeks. Argh! Thank you! ^^'

Natsumi posted on 28 July, 2011 - 18:29
Your costume looks so awesome so far!!! o: I shall be a fellow Beatrix at Aya, your sword already looks supremely cool I might have to attempt stealing it! XP

SlimDefinition posted on 28 July, 2011 - 19:37
Thank you very much! You can play with the sword if you want, but stealing it? Mmm..ahh, not so sure heh. ;-)

Natsumi posted on 28 July, 2011 - 20:29
Haha thanks, I can make do with playing me thinks. :P

Manticore posted on 7 August, 2011 - 02:55
*GEEKS!* OMG! SOOOO SEXY! OMG! GOING TO GLOMP YOU IN GOLBEZ!

DuskatNight posted on 8 August, 2011 - 11:57
Looks amazing so far! ^^

SlimDefinition posted on 16 August, 2011 - 20:48
Thanks people. :-)

FusionRose posted on 12 September, 2011 - 17:15
You ARE Beatrix! O_O x.

SlimDefinition posted on 12 September, 2011 - 17:19
^^' *Embarrassed face.* Thanks... :-D I did the make-up test and then added the wig and the eye-patch and thought..."hang on a minute...now I want to know what FusionRose thinks!" And now I do! hehe. I want her finished NOW damn it! The armour and belt shouldn't take too long, and the coat is getting there. She should definitely be finished in time.

tripletriad posted on 12 September, 2011 - 21:02
As FusionRose said, you are Beatrix! You've got all the right features, the latest tests are perfect and GAH I'M SO EXCITED FOR THIS!!

Sillabub posted on 12 September, 2011 - 21:59
Goddamn, this is looking awesome! :D

SlimDefinition posted on 12 September, 2011 - 22:33
Thank you guys! She's coming along nicely now. ;-)

LittleRecordGirl posted on 13 September, 2011 - 19:19
Love the new progress pictures! You actually look exactly like her! Wow. Gorgeous. Can't wait for the finished photos. :D

Donna posted on 15 September, 2011 - 11:59
Beatrix is one of my favourite FF characters - this is looking fantastic, you're doing a great job on it. I look forward to seeing the finished costume ^_^

FuriePhoenix posted on 15 September, 2011 - 19:30
everything is looking EPIC!!!!

SlimDefinition posted on 15 September, 2011 - 19:34
^_^' Thanks. I just thought "maybe I SHOULD make the shoe armour..." and then followed with the thought "that's even more work to do....but it'll be worth it!"

Manticore posted on 20 September, 2011 - 14:33
You suit this woman So badly.. Slim marry me.. really. This amazing.. detailing. Structure, and the precision.. It makes me cry with joy

SlimDefinition posted on 20 September, 2011 - 15:17
^_^' I don't know what to say. Thank you! And hmm...you'd have to grow your hair you know. Got to have long hair on a man. ;-) I always aim to be as accurate as humanly possible, and always take the most pleasure in making another fan's day.

Manticore posted on 20 September, 2011 - 15:42
Lol well.. I'm already getting that working right now...heheheh! Gonna get long Bangs and a mullet..=P Yeah no you're getting hugged by a huge Golbez!

SlimDefinition posted on 20 September, 2011 - 15:46
I'm Beatrix on the Friday and Saturday, Fou-Lu on the Sunday. However, feel free to hug (though please warn me beforehand!) on the relevant days heh. ;-)

Manticore posted on 20 September, 2011 - 15:57
Ah! lol well I think I'll be Wakka on Friday, Master Eraqus from KH:BBS and Golbez on Sunday, I'll still hug you whom ever you'll be =D

SlimDefinition posted on 20 September, 2011 - 17:45
Sure! XD I'm looking forward to doing this a lot now!

FairyPorchQueen posted on 21 September, 2011 - 00:47
Perfect Beatrix is perfect

Freyarule posted on 23 September, 2011 - 15:53
Cannot wait to see this finished!!!

FusionRose posted on 23 September, 2011 - 20:32
It's looking so awesome my dear general xD x.

SlimDefinition posted on 23 September, 2011 - 20:52
Thank you guys. I'm very much looking forward to wearing her at expo now!

Manticore posted on 23 September, 2011 - 20:58
*Jizzes all over his kitchen floor* OMG I LOVE YOU!

SlimDefinition posted on 23 September, 2011 - 21:30
O_o' Cpt.Wakka try control yourself! XD Heh, thanks. ^_^' Love you too, you're an inspiration.

BabemRoze posted on 24 September, 2011 - 09:58
You look awesome!

kitty_sama posted on 24 September, 2011 - 13:13
My goodness! You look like her!! I must get Queen Brahne done sometime and steal you!

SlimDefinition posted on 24 September, 2011 - 17:13
Thank you! And yes, that would be awesome. ^^'

letmelive posted on 24 September, 2011 - 20:13
this looks amazing :D xxx

This Little Nephilim posted on 25 September, 2011 - 17:49
can't wait to see this it's awsome so far good jobe !

WarriorTeddy posted on 26 September, 2011 - 15:23
Amazing!! and the sword is looking pretty epic =)

SlimDefinition posted on 26 September, 2011 - 15:30
Thank you! ^^'

tripletriad posted on 26 September, 2011 - 19:36
I am so excited to be able to see this in person! I WILL be hunting you down!

FuriePhoenix posted on 26 September, 2011 - 19:56
wowza!!

SlimDefinition posted on 26 September, 2011 - 20:25
Thank you as always. ^_^' @ R0cket - We'll have to make sure you find me.

Kata-san posted on 1 October, 2011 - 21:37
Progress is looking great! You look really like Beatrix, she's probably one of my favourite female Final Fantasy characters :D Pity I'm not going to MCM to see it in person :(

FusionRose posted on 6 October, 2011 - 19:05
That save the queen.... wow, just wow...

Zelvyne posted on 6 October, 2011 - 19:18
This is looking great! I hope I get to see it in person. You look really good as Beatrix

SlimDefinition posted on 6 October, 2011 - 19:34
^_^' Thanks guys. @ FusionRose - Although I did all the drawing and am doing all the painting, I really need to pay my dad back for cutting it out, planing it and carving the details in. @ Blobfish - There will be FFIX photoshoots later on the Friday afternoon and from 11 and during the afternoon on the Saturday (mainly outside). Hopefully you'll be able to catch me some time on either of those days as I'm doing Fou-Lu on the Sunday.

Raye-chan posted on 7 October, 2011 - 17:50
Amazing, Beautiful, Exciting progress!!!

Elle posted on 8 October, 2011 - 04:35
your wig is cool. love your boots.

Pandora-Chi posted on 11 October, 2011 - 19:16
O_O OMG! everything about this looks so so amazing!!! You make a great Beatrix!! x

SlimDefinition posted on 11 October, 2011 - 20:04
Thank you as always you lovely people!

Sephirayne posted on 17 October, 2011 - 15:43
This is looking incredible. Well done you ;)

FuriePhoenix posted on 17 October, 2011 - 18:27
This is just getting more and more impressive!!! Seriously cant wait to see this in person! I think you've outdone yourself Mel!

SlimDefinition posted on 17 October, 2011 - 18:57
*Scratches head.* Heh, thanks guys. ^_^'

tripletriad posted on 19 October, 2011 - 19:49
This is simply fantastic, everything looks amazing and you suit her so much!

Raye-chan posted on 19 October, 2011 - 19:51
STQ looks epic hun! Can't wait to wear my finished Freya Crescent with you! XD

Lady Bahamut posted on 21 October, 2011 - 16:27
Oh wow! It's looking totally epic! I hope I get to see it in person :3

SlimDefinition posted on 21 October, 2011 - 21:11
Thank you as always everyone. I'll be with the FF round up some of the time, so look around for me with groups off FF people, particularly FFIX of course. ^_^'

theisaak89 posted on 23 October, 2011 - 22:07
Yay, finally done! Looking forward to seeing it in action at Expo!

gaming_goddess posted on 28 October, 2011 - 20:34
Was really brilliant seeing this today and chatting - the costume looked brilliant :)

tripletriad posted on 30 October, 2011 - 20:17
So so happy I saw this! It's even greater in person, I'm so impressed!

SlimDefinition posted on 31 October, 2011 - 17:49
Thanks. ^_^

KawaiiKira posted on 31 October, 2011 - 18:36
This is amazing! I saw this at expo and though it was awesome ^^ you put so much effort into this and it came out great!

J-Po posted on 31 October, 2011 - 22:23
sweet!!

Kouji posted on 1 November, 2011 - 01:32
this is just wow *_*

j_mercuryuk posted on 1 November, 2011 - 08:35
Awesome Beatrix :D It came out great :D

SlimDefinition posted on 1 November, 2011 - 16:51
Thanks everyone. ^_^'

Pandora-Chi posted on 1 November, 2011 - 18:37
I'm so happy I got to take a few photos of you with the small FF9 group ^^ You looked truely amazing!!! all that detail was there x

WarriorTeddy posted on 1 November, 2011 - 20:13
You're welcome Mel, I'll always be your number 1 fan :)

FuriePhoenix posted on 9 November, 2011 - 19:35
you looked fantastic as Beatrix!!! The photos are epic too!

SlimDefinition posted on 9 November, 2011 - 19:37
I don't know how many thank yous I have said on here but it's a must for me to show my appreciation. Thanks! ^_^' I've credited Jenny for the photos I've used of hers. ;-)

Einmyria posted on 11 November, 2011 - 20:17
Ah you were amazing!!! really loved that wig^^ (I was the Kuja on the Saturday by the way :P)

Manticore posted on 14 November, 2011 - 01:36
Well done love well done that team was amazing!!

SlimDefinition posted on 14 November, 2011 - 18:50
Thanks. ^_^' I was proud to be a part of that team. ;-)

Kaerith posted on 20 November, 2011 - 11:01
Thank YOU for being a part of it!! Gah you don't see enough Beatrix cosplayers, considering how awesome she is. You pulled her off REALLY well! Amazing!!! <3

To-Do List

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Progress Journal

23rd October 2011

Complete!

Beatrix is now complete. I meant to add this journal entry on Friday, but here it is. She will be debuted at London MCM Expo next week on the Friday and Saturday with the FF Round-up group.

20th October 2011

One thing left to do

The military detailing is done. Now it's just the collar left to finish. ;-)

19th October 2011

Only the coat to go!

The military details on the coat are going on tonight, and then there's the collar to finish. Then....Beatrix is complete!

17th October 2011

Now about to cross the finish line!

Left to do...
* The bottom right hand side of the collar and the military/button detail on the coat.
* Finish painting Save the Queen and varnishing it.

All of this should be done by the end of the week!

10th October 2011

Completion in sight

* Still the lining to finish, the military details and rose to add to the coat (in the process).
* The belt details to add (in the process).
* Finishing the painting on Save the Queen (in the process).

The end of the project is in sight. Beatrix will be finished very soon!

3rd October 2011

Approaching the Final Furlong

Left to do...
* The belt details.
* The remainder of the collar, the lower lining, the front military detailing and the rose on the coat.
* Painting the gold on the gauntlets, and then varnishing the rest of the parts for them.
* Paint and varnish Save the Queen.

Also, perhaps a bit of fabric tweaking on the back of the coat as it's bunching up in some areas.

Almost there!

1st October 2011

Moving swiftly on...

The loops are on the back-left of the coat now for the scabbard to hang on. Now I need to put the belt on, and the scabbard, and see where it sits so I can make that slot on the belt for the scabbard to slide through.

Every part of this costume means I have to do something else first.

However! It's coming along nicely now. All that's left for dad to do on Save the Queen is carve the patterns in - which I drew on this evening!

So...
* Scabbard to just tweak and finish.
* Belt to add scabbard loop and detailing to.
* Armour to finish painting (and then varnishing).
* Buttons/detailing (front), and velveteen lining to finish on the coat.

That's pretty much it I think...
^^'

29th September 2011

Left to do...

* Finish the scabbard - 90% done.
* Add the detailing and finish the belt - 50% done.
* Varnish the boots as they're now painted - 90% done.
* Add the detailing to the coat, wash it and then line it with red VELVETEEN! - 70% done.
* Finish painting the armour + varnishing - 70% done.

Aside from that, dad just needs to finish making Save the Queen so I can paint and varnish it.

So, all in all, I'm theoretically between 70-80% finished.

23rd September 2011

3/5 of the way there.

Well, the costume is now about 3/5 complete now. The armour needs a little more paper mache after just adding the detail, the scabbard needs finishing, the belt needs decorating, the coat is almost finished but there's a few odd ends to do (like the split in the back, the lining, and the buttons/detailing on the front), the shoe armour - or I'll paint the shoes silver (one or the other), and we're almost there.

21st September 2011

Taking Shape

This costume is really taking shape now.

I have now made the lower leg attachments (just need to paint them before they're finished), and I have completed stage 1 of the scabbard for Save the Queen.

The hooks and eyes will be sewn on to the coat soon, and the loops on to the left of the back of it so the scabbard can hang from it. Save the Queen itself is in good stead as well. Dad is making good progress on getting that done.

Regarding the shoe armour, that's baffling me a little bit as I am trying to construct it so that I can still walk efficiently. More progress on these will come very soon.

The belt is on hold until the scabbard can hang on the coat as I need to gauge where the patterns will be going on that.

All in all, progress is very swift, and she'll be finished in good time!

15th September 2011

Armour progress!

I have made much more progress with the armour today (though I suddenly thought that I really should take a crack at the foot/shoe armour as well...damn!) Anyway, I've already started on that.

The gauntlets are ready for paper mache now, and then I'll add the embossed/raised detailing afterwards before I do a second layer.

13th September 2011

Make-up test and coat/belt progress

Well, I've done a make-up test and this has been well-received by others. Result!
Now, the coat is almost there really. It just needs the belt loops on the back for the scabbard (I need dad to plane the blade of Save the Queen so I can make the scabbard, so I can figure out the width, and how it's going to hang and attach on to the coat). Then the coat needs to be washed once the loops are added on, and then finally lined at the bottom and around the collar!

The belt is in progress. I need to work out the pattern and do that, then that will be done. The armour...well that's coming along slowly too.

26th July 2011

Progression...

The coat is now at about 90% completion. All it needs now is a few adjustments and the lining added to it. Pictures will be following soon.

Additionally, the gauntlets are in progress but the progress has been slow. I will be getting on with those this week, and hopefully getting the belt well under way as well.

19th July 2011

Coat at 3/4 mark!

The bottom of the coat is now made, it's glued together and now pinned on to the top half ready for sewing.

28th June 2011

Coat Almost Half Made!

The top half of Beatrix's coat is almost completely sewn to the waistcoat now. Nearly ready to start the bottom half. Then I need to do the belt (and scabbard when Save the Queen is made), and make the gauntlets. She's at about 40%.

29th March 2011

Wood bought for Save the Queen!

I went to B&Q with my father today to buy wood for Save the Queen.
I just need to draw out the blade for him so he can cut it out. I can't do the hilt until some of the wood has been joined to get more width and depth.

1st February 2011

New plan

I've bought a waistcoat for this instead. I am going to add on to the back after I find the right fabric to do so.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320607592116&ssPage...

6th January 2011

Dress Update - COAT - Stage 1

The dress turned up today. It needs a lot of work doing to reshape it to fit me first - seeing as it's several sizes too big - and I have already cut through the middle to start it off.

Now, for shaping this, I need to:
1.) Draw the pattern for the tapering on the front.
2.) Cut the pattern out and hem it.
3.) Put some significant darts in the back to bring it in to fit as it should.
4.) Shorten the bottom a little and hem.
5.) Cut the V out of the bottom in the middle.

1st January 2011

Bought the dress for the coat

I've bought the dress I will modify into the coat. However, it's five sizes too big and it'll need a lot of work done to it. As a beginner sewer, I thought it better to buy a dress and modify it than try and make something like this from scratch.

27th December 2010

Preparations

Once I have figured out how I am going to do the sleeveless jacket/coat, I'll be well on my way.

I already know what I am going to do for Save the Queen!