2nd September 2010: Lololol Watashi wa baka desu~~~ I am an idiot lalalalaaa 8'D
Why am I an idiot? Because I cut out separate panels for the underskirt because I thought this was the only way to do it. This makes the lines not go completely downwards. Then as I was sewing it, I had a little PING in my head and facepalmed myself. I should have pleated it... I had enough fabric for it... But I didn't do it. If I had pleated it then the lines would all be facing downwards like it should, ahhhh don't you hate those sudden epiphanies when they're just too late? I know I do ;P
I blame my idiocy on the fact that I'm really rather ill at the moment deeerp *excuses excuses*
Not going to redo it though, taffeta is not cheap stuff and it's an underskirt so only a small section at the back will be seen. It just bugs my perfectionist ways looool~
Recognize the dress? It's my Azu-nyan (K-On!) Don't Say "Lazy" dress that I started making but stopped because the group never happened. I figured the dress was perfect as a base and I'm probably not going to ever cosplay the Don't Say "Lazy" version of Azu-nyan when I'm working on Mio, so destroy it for Rin instead! 8D If I change my mind I can always unpick the ruffles off the dress, sew up the back, etc to turn it back into Azu-nyan, there's not much difference really.
I washed the fabric and hadn't bothered ironing it yet so will do that at some point...
The bodice still needs to be fitted, it was pinned to the top I was wearing for picture purposes! Everything needs to be hemmed too, including the underskirt. Will do that... later.
Probably going to finish off the main part of the dress soon-ish. I wanted to work on my Simon (TTGL) cosplay because the fabric for the shorts had arrived... But there was white thread in the machine already and I thought if I don't make Rin now then I'll end up turning it into a rush job LOL.
For the record:
Crushed taffeta was bought from www.cheapfabrics.co.uk
Black chiffon was bought from my friend Gwennie, but I'm assuming she got it at the Fancy Silk Stores in Birmingham, they have everything there XD
Still need to buy some yellow... stuff... for the string thingies. I don't know what to use. I don't want to use ribbon, it doesn't look shiny XD Unless they have matte ribbon in my local fabric shop in which case I'm there! That or I'll buy that strange string thingy that I used for my Kaitou Jeanne cosplay.
Contemplating on making a second petticoat for this. We'll see, depends on time because petticoats takes me absolutely ages to make!!
I don't know whether that progress picture makes me look like a giant or a midget... ... ...
I'm just going to shut up now. I talk too much.
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