23rd May 2012: Mushroom Cane Finished The cane was paper mached over a couple layers using a mix of PVA glue and water and kitchen roll pieces.
I then painted over it starting with the lighter colours so it's easier to paint over the darker colours.
30th April 2012: Moustache Finished The spirit gum didn't work on the foam sheet very well, so I'm instead using double-sided sticky tape which sticks very well. I can also take it off and add more tape if necessary.
15th April 2012: Mushroom Cane Started Using a poster tube as a base, when I bought a poster from Play.com once, the cane has been molded out of newspaper and sticky tape.
Next is to paper mache over it with 2 or 3 layers.
15th April 2012: Moustache Created First made a template out of paper to make sure it would be symmetrical, then drew around that on a white foam sheet and cut it out.
Will need to be tested when I get spirit gum remover to see if I can get it off and then back on easily since it'll need to come off when I eat lunch.
15th April 2012: Waistcoat Finished Got 5 gold buttons and sewed them in and added in button holes by hand, so I may get some fray stoppa or something simular to prevent any frays.
Also got a sleeveless white shirt for the bow tie which will also match well with the white trousrs.
5th April 2012: Jacket Finished Using the waistcoat made previously, I cut out the front and back panels out of purple fabric to make sure it would turn out bigger. They were sewn together on the shoulders and sides, then the arm holes were hemmed. Then a couple thick yellow strips of fabric were cut out and were added to the remaining trim on the jacket with hemming on both sides.
3rd April 2012: Waistcoat Started Using another waistcoat as a guide, I cut out 3 panels for the waistcoat; 2 front pieces and 1 back piece. They were then sewn at the sides and the shoulders and the edges were then hemmed.
Next is to add the buttons.
22nd March 2012: Bow-Tie Bought Bought a red bow-tie from eBay seller ecitygo. Will need to wear a collared shirt underneath to hide the red band.
6th March 2012: Hat Finished Each brown spot was sewn on by hand using a curved needle. Then I measured and sewed on a chin strap to keep it as steady as possible when I move my head.
3rd February 2012: Hat Progress Sewed the beige fabric to the hat, leaving a gap at the back so it could be stuffed. Then that hole was sealed shut and the brown circles got cut out and pinned in place, ready to sew on next.
31st January 2012: Hat Progress I had done the previous step a bit wrong, but I cut the small hole left a bit bigger so I could then hem that around the hat. It's been pinned in place ready to sew on and with enough room for me to still wear and to stuff.
30th January 2012: Hat Started Using this tutorial (http://what-rachel-made-today.blogspot.com/2010/10/tutorial-toad-from-mario-bros.html) for a Toad hat, I've cut out the beige circle, made the folds, and sewed in the darts. Now it's ready to be sewn onto my base hat.
17th January 2012: Trousers bought and altered Bought a pair of white trousers from eBay seller firstfashions2011. They had slit flares and were a bit long so I sewed the flares shut and also reduced the leg length by hemming it once.
12th January 2012: Shoes Bought Got these shoes from eBay (from seller sweetsugarshoez) which are a nice brown and plain enough for Toadsworth. The trousers will be long enough to go over the rim of the shoe.
magicalpantsu - 9th March 2012
This will be wonderful oh my gosh.
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