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too much cake.

Published August 4, 2012 by princeshinkei

I ate too much cake today, now I feel sick.  I usually don’t eat sweets, but I’ve been having cravings for it for some reason.  That and junk food.  I want to eat pizza!  o.o Someone help me DX

Besides that, I placed my ruffles around my dress to pin.  I was having a hard time pinning them down, so I ended up just spreading it on the floor.

skirt

Pinning the skirt took longer than expected as well, but I was a bit distracted by Netflix.  I don’t remember what I was watching though.  I sewed the ruffles on afterwards, but to my dismay, they turned out different lengths.  I decided to just let it go and continue.    I hemmed up the red part of the skirt, then I sewed the waistband together and inserted elastic inside it.  I wish I learned from my previous mistake, but I made the elastic band too loose again.  Well, not loose, but it wasn’t as tight as I would have liked it.

This is the finished product~  ;D  I wore it with bloomers underneath it.

with bloomers

This is with an ultra poofy petticoat.  The lighting in the kitchen was better.

with petticoat

Right now, I can’t decide whether I like it with or without the petticoat.  I feel like it’s too poofy, but without it, it’s too flat.  I wish I had something in between.
Next I have to make the blouse!

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skirt lining.

Published July 29, 2012 by princeshinkei

Today I will line my skirt.  I’ve never actually lined any of my skirts before, but Flandre’s skirt calls for it.  She has ruffles on the bottom of the lining for the skirt inside.  My last outfit I made for her, I cheated and attached the ruffles to the hem on the inside of the skirt so it looked like there was lining inside, but there really wasn’t.  I decided I’m going to go all out on this cosplay this time around, so I’ll actually attach lining.

This is the skirt without lining.
skirt no lining

The white part actually turned out larger than the red cloth on the outside, so I had to gather it a bit
pins and lining

To be honest, I was really anxious to seeing how this would turn out since I had no prior experience in doing this. I kind of visualized how I thought it would turned out, and it turned out nicely!
lining sewed

Annnnddd, this is the skirt! Not done yet, but it looks pretty. You can’t see the lining, but there will be ruffles on the bottom of it soon enough.
skirt

Ruffles and gathering next~ Can’t wait!

pattern drafting.

Published July 27, 2012 by princeshinkei

Summer is almost over for me and I’ll have to go back to school and such.  I’ve been procrastinating long enough and I didn’t work on any of my cosplays.  Only thing I did was fix the buttons for my Starry Sky outfit by handsewing.  So I decided to start working on my cosplays this week.  I have about 2.5 weeks left before I go back to school.  I wonder if I can finish on time…

I began drafting a circle skirt for my Flandre cosplay.  The outfit I made for her the first time was horrid.  I didn’t even finish on time, I left out details and really I felt awful that I did such a bad job.  I’m no pro at sewing, but I could have done better.  The skirt was the worst part of the cosplay, so I’m starting off with the skirt this time.

That was taken by my baby sister [she’s like 8 but still a baby sister to me] of me drafting the outfit.  Like the toy animals I used as paperweights?

me drafting

This was the outcome of the pattern.  I washed my Kona Cotton cloth to preshrink it and the fabric actually shrunk…so I ended up having to open up the whole piece of cloth and cut two pieces rather than just cutting once on folded fabric.  I don’t like seams…but it couldn’t be helped.  Is it possible to buy preshrunk fabric?

circle on cloth