30th April 2010: Jacket Complete Yes! The jacket is now complete! Phew XD I cut the button holes and sewed the buttons on and the proceeded to make the dreaded collar D: I really hate collars XD I find them very difficult to get right and then put into the right position ^^; I thought I had it right, cut out the fabric and then found it was actually too short! 8D
So, round 2! This time I actually got it right on newspaper first and made it twice as big XD That way I had plently to work with. It worked alot better that time and so I cut the interfacing out as well using the same peice of newspaper. I then sewed it onto the jacket and put the white bias binding around the edges. And it was done!
I'm now just waiting for my wig commission ^^;
4th April 2010: Shoes These are the shoes I have brought :)
28th March 2010: Sewing time! I have been working away sewing lots with my sewing machine! XD I have almost completely hemmed it (I've not done a tiny section across the top due to the fact I may alter it when I come to do the collar) and sewn all the parts together. I have sewn the bias binding onto the sleeves, although I haven't done the best job in the world of it XD I hand sewed the one part of the binding that goes down the arm since I didn't trust myself with the sewing machine to do it ^^; Not the best job on sewing the sleeves onto the mian jacket either but I really donw wanna un-pick it all. So I tried to fix what I didn't like as best I could, not sure how much it helped ^^;
The next job is to position the buttons, joy! XD That'll only take me another week due to my picky-ness 8D
5th March 2010: Slow work is slow But it's getting there! I've sorted out a problem that has been bugging me for ages (why did it look like a sack??) by realising that the sides weren't straight XD Now it fits me alot better and now doesn't look like a sack XD
I cut out and ironed on all the interfacing this week. I will definately start sewing it all together next week >_> I'm a very slow worker ^^;
24th February 2010: Cutting out After finishing altering the pattern, I've now been cutting out my proper black fabric! ^^ I've currently cut out both of the front panels and the back. Sleeves will be next and I'll probably sort out the collar later.
I also brought the white bias binding and some interfacing at the weekend.
19th February 2010: Pattern altering I've finally gotten off my lazy ass and have ACTUALLY been working on Watanuki XD
I had a look at the pattern I had brought a few weeks ago and found that it didn't look like what I had expected. I've had to do a fair bit of altering (making it less fitted, I want it to fall stright, not hug my waist!) and after a test run on a spare sheet my mum had let me cut up it's all good! So now I'm ready to use the proper fabric :) I'd like to say thanks to my mum for helping me out lots with the pattern! I LOVE YOU! <3
Expect progress pictures next week or the week after!
30th January 2010: Shopping I've finally gotten the pattern and the fabric! Hurrah! I went to Fabricland in Bristol and brought 2 meters of black cotton drill (as per Fiona's advice! Thank you :P) So progress should start in the next couple of weeks ^^
Black cotton drill - £7.98
Pattern - £7 +something XD
21st November 2009: Pipe Fox has been made! Hurray! XD It was more difficult than I had imagined though!
First I cut a strip of the entire length of fur fabric that I had brought and folded it over the wrong way around. I then slowly sewed it all the way up (I gave it alot of seam allowance and I know the fur fabric stuff can pull apart easily!) and then started the long and difficult process of turning him inside out! ;_;
When I did finally get him turned out the right way I put the bendable metal wire in before stuffing him, which was also more diffcult than it should have been XD I then made the head, which was just a square folded diagonally, sewn and turned inside out. The ears were made the same way and were sewn onto the head before I attached it to the body! The rest of the stuffing was put in before I closed the last hole in the top of the neck.
The eyes were difficult to get ahold of! They are infact weird little screws XD My dad just cut off the screw parts just leaving the black eye part on top. I just then superglued them onto the head :D
He's so fluffy and cute :3
I've also located a pair of glasses to use as well. They are weak reading glasses but they do make a my vision a bit blurry. So I probably won't be walking around with them on properly!! ^^;
31st October 2009: Making a start I have made a start on Watanuki! I have found some wigs that I could use but I haven't made any desicions yet. I will try to avoid having to do any wig styling as I have no experience in it and to be honest, I'd be scared of doing it XD But we'll see.
I've also been researching patterns for the jacket but haven't brought anything yet. I must see if my mum can find that sewing machine she is supposed to have, it would speed things up so much!! ^^;
Hannah-Kiwii - 4th June 2009
Watanuki is awesome stuff.
I had a friend who did this costume a few years back, it was fun to tease him XD Good luck!
yukioto - 11th September 2009
Aw Watanuki is adorable!
I still have the school uniform around somewhere xD I might do Doumeki or possibly shop-head Watanuki at some point :3
Lady Bahamut - 12th September 2009
Oooh! Do Doumeki!! I'd love to cosplay Watanuki with a Doumeki around! XD It would be great fun!
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