26th October 2010: Red Crescent Moon I have now put the red crescent moon onto the top! ^^
I used transfer paper that I had brought awhile ago. I followed the instructions to the letter and it came out okay! ^^ Although I don't think the Moon is exctly... striaght when I wear the top >_< I swear it was when I ironed it on DX But never mind, it's not like it changes position and size in every picture, EH?? CLAMP!?!?
I also, somehow, accidently made some marks with the iron (I think it came off the iron?) on my nice white top DDX I hope it comes off! I will attempt to get it off tomorrow as the instructions for the transfer paper did say not to wash it for 24 hours XD And my mum doesn't want to get it wet untill those 24 hours have passed XD
24th October 2010: Trousers done! Good god. I had absolutely NO IDEA that trousers were so hard to make! And here I thought they were easy!! :S
I took apart a pair of trousers that I dont use anymore to use them as a pattern. I cut out the fabric, pinned the peices together and such... only to find I had cut the entire thing too small >_< I did though, SOMEHOW, manage to save it. JUST. But to compensate I have had to make a slightly larger waist band. You won't be able to see that anyway XDD It's not the tidiest pair of trousers in the world, but they are my first and I haven't had alot of time to be careful with them like I normally would have ^^;
21st October 2010: The spats Spats are such a silly name aren't they? It sounds like I'm spitting on people or something 8D
I did what I said I would and made the spats the same way as the boot covers but I simply cut off the areas I didn't need. I then hemmed those areas and the top (which was made slightly longer than the top line of the boot to cover up the white of the boot cover!). I added the strap to go under the bottom of the boot to keep it in place. And that was it! XD Took me the entire day, but it is done 8D
But I then ran into another problem: The trousers I had brought from ebay were not what I was expecting >_< I'll learn my lesson from this now and stop buying trousers from ebay ¬_¬ So! I've been forced into making them myself. I have taken apart another pair of trousers that I never wear so that I can use them as a pattern. At the moment I have cut out the fabric and pinned it together. Hopefully I'll finish them tomorrow or in the weekend.
16th October 2010: Boot covers I think they came out REALLY well! I was so worried about doing the boot covers but they don't look too bad ^^;
I followed a tutorial I found on DeviantArt which just simply involved drawing around the boots and sewing the 2 halves together. I came them a little bit of an iron and then they were then hot-glued onto the boots! I can't say they're perfect; They're a bit wrinkly in places, you can see the white fabric parts under it left over from the sem and it's slightly creased in places. But they're lessons learned for next time!
Just the spats to go! I think I'll ignore the tutorials I have been looking at and make them the same way as the boot covers...
I finally brought the printer ink as well! Well, actually, my brother did. But I've still got it 8D So the red cresent moon will go on the top this week.
14th October 2010: Modification of boots done My poor fingers will take awhile to recover DX
Okay, so you can see the stages these boots went through. I first unpicked belt things and got rid of them, unpicked the zips part-way down and unpicked the back so that I could make it tighter around my leg. Once I had done all that I then made sure they were the right height and cut them shorter. I then cut the zip ends shorter and put little drops of hot glue at the ends so that the zip didn't fly off at the top XD
The ends were then all tidied up and I began work on the back. i cut parts of the leather off and simply hot glued the back up and re-sewed it in place.
And that was it! XD Simple but took a long time and killed my fingers at the same time. Now for the boot covers and spats... XD
29th September 2010: Boot work begins! So after the disaster of me buying boots from ebay and finding that I didn't like them since they were very girly, I brought another better pair! They do have a bigger heel but I dont have the time or money to be fussy anymore, so it'll have to do! XD
These boots do need ALOT of altering done to them before I can even thick about the boot covers though! They came with an unexpected zip down the side (I was specifically looking for boots without zips on them) so I'm now having to work around it. The boots need shortening in length and be made more fitted around my leg. Since these boots are leather I feel a bit about destroying them so much XD But it must be done! It's very hard work taking them apart in places they seem to be held together by thread AND glue. It hurts my thumbs. ALOT.
23rd August 2010: Finishing off the sword Since I've nothing else to do right now, I've been adding more details and finishing off the scabbard of R!Syaoran's sword!
I've added the "wings" that extend down from the guard, made the scabbard shorter because of that and made it pointy (actually, my dad did that since he hacked it off with a saw!) like it is meant to be. I'm now in the middle of doing the detailing of the bottom part of the scabbard by the pointy part. I need either some more clay or maybe fimo so that I can make the little gem/jewel things that are inserted at the pointy part of the scabbard.
Good job I have my nice shiney Tsubasa artbook as a great reference 8D
11th August 2010: Top: 90% complete I've finished the top and the obi now. I am unsure as to whether the bigger obi looks correct either >_>;; Oh well, if it really annoy's me when I'm wearing it I can always fold it over XD
I brought some fabric transfer paper stuff for the cresent moon but I currently don't actually have any colour ink... and I don't fancy spending out on any either XD So I'll hold off on that for the time being.
I'm searching for a suitable pair of boots and I will start looking for trousers soon too. So not much making for this now, mostly looking XD
5th August 2010: iSyaoran Syaoran likes his iPod! 8D
So! I've been making ALOT of progress this week due to the fact I've been confined upstairs because we have builders down stairs ripping up floor boards XD I've fine-tuned the shape and I have hemmed the bottom and the sleeves. I then made the black bias binding and have sewn it (rather neatly as well for me I might add) around the inside edges.
The obi does need to be a bit bigger though... I will be un-picking it and doing that next!
29th July 2010: Fiddley part done (for now!) Okay, I have now gotten the general shape to what I believe is correct! It is all pinned in, but I won't be sewing it in place just yet. I want to make the obi first and see how it looks with it. Only then will I sew it XD
23rd July 2010: Base top done WOW! I have been working fast, at least for me! XD I've cut out and altered the pattern, had my little test run on my scrap fabric which seemed fine and have now cut out my proper fabric and pinned it all together! In only a week! A new record for me~
Now for the fiddley part where I make sure it is all perfect DX
BladeyCakes - 24th July 2009
8D I love this version! Cant wait to see!
Raye-chan - 9th August 2009
Can not wait to see this ^.^
Lady Bahamut - 9th August 2009
Thanks you two! This version may be done sooner than you think... ;)
Duo Maxwell - 15th December 2009
Awesome i can't wait to see this finished your going to look amazing! ^^ I'll have to be your Sakura one day XD
Duo Maxwell - 24th August 2010
Looking great so far hun! Can't wait to see it! <3333 *___*
- - 31st August 2010
Great work with the sword and the shirts coming along nicely.
Don't worry i know that feeling when after you've finished and spent so long on a prop and it goes and bends or snaps ><
But never the less, it still looks brill
BladeyCakes - 29th September 2010
This is looking brilliant so far~ I love the shirt *A* and the sword looks amazing! Cant wait for more progress~
FrankieEstee - 16th October 2010
sowqbdfebfd I'm loving the progress! I can't wait to see your Syaoran complete 8D
Ichigo-Chan - 16th October 2010
Progress is looking good so far, I soooooo can't wait to see this at the Expo.
Lady Bahamut - 17th October 2010
Thanks guys! ^^ I'm working hard on him!! :D
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