14th September 2010: Bodice Finally finished the bodice for this now - what a nightmare. Combination of awkward construction, 100 metres of piping and thick fabric has nearly broken my sewing machine, and I've already had to hand sew the majority of the lining.
ExquistiteIrony.com weren't kidding on their analysis of this costume, it is very restricting, especially in the arm movements, so no doubt by the end of expo my arms are going to be in a lot of pain but all in the name of cosplay. It should keep me warm though, with all the layers of fabric, lining, interfacing and that blasted piping for insulation.
I've not had time yet to complete the trousers, or even start the piping work that's going to take, so construction of Winona probably won't happen (since its not vital to the costume, i'm not going to sulk over that). Having to force myself to focus on this project, not run off making disney princess costumes, and i've already had to cancel the group cosplay we were planning for October, so with any luck this will turn out well.