ruffles

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sleeves and ruffle fun.

Published September 9, 2012 by princeshinkei

Sleeves~ POOFY sleeves, are fun. XD I gathered the sleeves on the bottom and it actually turned out too tight, so I had to undo the stitches and redo then.
This was before I had figured out where I wanted to place the ribbon.

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Sewed on the ribbon.  It was a bit hard since I was sewing such a small bias tape onto an uneven surface; in this case, all those gathers.  I actually bought some red bias tape for this part, but it turned out to be a shade lighter, so I ended up having to make mine own 1/4 inch bias tape.

poof

Finished up the sleeves and started working on the bottom of the blouse.  More frills.  lol  Two rows of them.  But before that, I took a snack break.  Ate some anchovies with sesame seed with a bit of spiciness.  It was yummy~

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Serging yards and yards of cloth strips for ruffles.  Takes so much thread.

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This was basically all the ruffles my outfit had.

lots of frill

But all in all, I’m almost done!

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pancake collar.

Published September 5, 2012 by princeshinkei

OK, the collar itself was as thick as a pancake when I sewed it all together.  It was THICK.  But it turned out nicely~  Gotta do the sleeves now.  And off to class I go.

 collar

late night sewing.

Published September 4, 2012 by princeshinkei

I’ve been dealing with the collar the whole day and it’s been aggravating me since I couldn’t get it right.  I finally got it right.  I’ll sew it together tomorrow, for now I just pinned it.
IT’S SO FRILLY.  o.o  A lot more than I intended it to be, but all good.

MORE gathering ruffles.

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The two tiers of ruffles~

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And the collar~  I still thinking it’s a bit overkill.  lol

overkill

And now I need to do Japanese and Astronomy homework.  OTL

continuation of the blouse.

Published September 3, 2012 by princeshinkei

It’s been a while since I’ve updated my sewing progress on my Flandre cosplay. Well as you know, I’m working on the blouse right now. I decided to make a more complicated version of the blouse so I could wear it on other occasions rather than just for that cosplay. I’ve done the shirring on the back piece so I started working on the two front pieces. I bought some lace and ribbon for this to put on the front, and I have to say I like how it looks.

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I only laid the pieces out on the fabric to get a general idea of what it’ll look like in the picture above.  But I went ahead and sewed it all up.

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Went ahead and sewn on the piece for where the buttons and button holes will go.

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AND Ta-da~  The body of the outfit is done.  Now I have to make the collar, sleeves, and I’ll be putting two tiers of ruffles on the bottom of the blouse.

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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.

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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!

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.

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

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I also overcasted the whole piece as well.

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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.

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

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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.

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