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time consuming ruffles.

Published August 2, 2012 by princeshinkei

I started getting lazy, I’ve still been sewing, but just not as much and I get distracted easily. So time to start updating this blog regularly again to keep me on track! Wow I wasn’t expecting to take so long on ruffles.  The idea behind it seems simple but it took me one whole day just to cut, iron, and sew 294 inches of ruffles [and I was still short, had to make some more].  I had to cut out five and a half 4 x 28 pieces of cloth and sew them together.


Looks so nice all cut out….still so much to do though.


I also overcasted the whole piece as well.


I would say this part was the most fun part of the experience.  I was going to hand gather it, but due to the nature of the material, it gathered by itself.  Tension wasn’t even high.


And….DONE!  Nice ruffles that needs attaching now.


I attached the ruffles on the skirt with pins to see what it would look like.  I would have to say I really like how “ruffly” it looks.


I was very pleased with the outcome and I felt really successful!  Next post, I’ll be putting the ruffles on the actual skirt.

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