19th May 2013: COINS.COINS EVERYWHERE. I have to cut out over 100 gold cardboard coins as each coin is made up of 2 pieces glued together.
I am sick of seeing circles. That is all. XD
15th May 2013: Nearly there! Progress pic of dress and cape. I've started sewing the bias binding. It won't look as big/messy when it's sewn on the wrong side of my cape lol! This was a test fit to see where my jewel is going to attach to my cape. On next test fit I'll fir the cape higher up.
9th May 2013: One sleeve done I made a practice sleeve and it was good to edit and use it to adjust the best look for my final sleeves. I've now sewn one sleeve and will start on the second soon. I'm glad it's so flowy!! ^^
7th May 2013: Dress main body done, now sleeves... I've edited my back so that it fits nicely now and the invisible zip has been inserted. I'm currently making a sleeve pattern and will make a practice sleeve since they're different from usual ones.
29th April 2013: Dress progress I've sewn the 2 patterns to the bodice and added an invisible zip. The patterns dont line up perfectly on the back, plus there's some extra room in the back. So I'm going to edit it, remove the zip, make the back more fitted and try to match up the patterns more. Then I'll add the zip again.
23rd April 2013: Bodice Pattern Progress! This is what the (top) bodice pattern looked like as I was pressing the hem using bondaweb. It took ages XD Its complete now. So just the lower pattern to hem/bondaweb and then I can pin both of them and adjust their positions before handsewing them to the bodice. :D I'm really pleased with how neat it's turned out ^^
22nd April 2013: Getting there slowly XD The past few days I've been checking my supplies, bought a headband and have been planning the bodice patterns. The headband had an accessory super-glued to it, so it met my coping saw and has been removed XD
I've made paper patterns for the bodice patterns and cut my fabric out. I've attempted to iron press the hem allowances. They are SO tiny, I'm worried about how I'm going to hem and sew them onto my bodice. Oh well! Must be a way somehow :P Even if we weren't going in the masquerade, I'd still be perfectionist on everything XD
15th April 2013: Starting again soon Bought some materials recently, snap fasteners, materials to make my necklace. Will start on the paper pattern for the bodice next week or so. Might have to hand sew the stupid pattern on because of how small the sqaures are (Damn you CLAMPPP!). XD Will then add the zip and finally have a complete dress. (Then sleeves etc)
1st February 2013: Dress Bodice Patterns - Early stages I lined the cape about a week ago. I've now worked out the sizes for my patterns on the bodice and their positions. Sadly I can't sew the dress together/add the zip until these patterns are neatly added to the bodice (means I have to keep getting pinned into the outfit for test fits XD). The next step whenever I'm free, is to make accurately sized paper patterns for both patterns. Slowly slowly ;D
11th January 2013: Cape progress Cape pattern now sewn own. Just need to line it. Will be adding the gold bias binding and jewel in a few more weeks since I haven't found the perfect paint for the jewel yet.
8th January 2013: Slowly getting there I've bought most of my fabric now including lining for the cape. I'm currently making the dress and making paper patterns for the bodice pattern. I did want to gather the skirt part but due to skirt pattern issues thats not possible XD So waist seam it is then! :)
22nd December 2012: Cape-first stages After making a practice cape, I've cut my pink fabric. Had a few issues with fabric size but hopefully it should be fine on the final version (lined etc). I've ordered my fabric for the pink pattern on the cape. I'm currently finishing off the bodice. :)
16th December 2012: Beginning a new project :D I've decided to do a detailed journal for this outfit. I'll try my best to note down how long I've worked on it each time, not including cutting fabric (which seems to take me hours as I'm so paranoid) XD I've found some spare pink fabric that will be perfect for the main body of the cape :)
KiraraYumi - 4th June 2012
Ohemgee, YAY! 8D This is a gorgeous outfit, I can't wait to see! x3
Lady Bahamut - 4th June 2012
You're going to look epic :3 Thank you so much for agreeing!
Ichigo-Chan - 4th June 2012
This costume of Sakura's is really pretty and I'll know it will suit you well.
blackorcid - 11th October 2012
this is sooo pretty, you're going to look gorgeous.
Sakura_Blue - 10th January 2013
I love Sakura, hope I get to see this :D
InfiniteJester - 6th March 2013
This looks gorgeous so far! Hope I get to see this when I'm Fai!
Lady Bahamut - 15th May 2013
I've already said this like, a million times before but it's looking so epic and I can't wait to cosplay with you! X3
Lady Bahamut - 1st June 2013
Ahhh, what can I say that I haven't already said? XD Thank you so much for being my Sakura, I really couldn't have done it without you! All the hard work and stress paid off in the end! I really cannot praise and thank you enough :') You're my best friend and I love you to bits <3
Lady Bahamut - 1st June 2013
And here I ended up not saying anything about the cosplay XD It was absolutely amazing! Your skills are certainly improving rapidly! The cape looks amazing, as did all of those coins! They really made it stand out :3 The sleeves worked incredibly well, as did that necklace! I hope the fish inside of it are still alive 8D
charlieparrot - 1st June 2013
Ahhh Thank uuuu! <3!! You were amazing!! I couldn't have gone onstage without youuu X3 <3
Tsuchinoko - 2nd June 2013
And you guys continue being adorable in the comments as well... =P
Major well done, you did a great job on it and I'm really happy for you winning an award ^^
CrystalNeko - 4th June 2013
You two really are adorable! I love the way you've draped the sleeves, very good job!
dan-dan - 4th June 2013
this is beautiful congrats on the cutest couple award, you deserved it :D
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