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sewing complications.

Published September 24, 2012 by princeshinkei

I have pretty much finished Flandre’s outfit, but I won’t debut it until this weekend. Anime convention is this weekend and I still can’t believe time has gone by so fast! Seems like just a month ago I was still trying to figure out how to put together my cosplays.
I feel like I’ve learned a lot more than I’ve ever learned this time around. I didn’t have any help from anyone so I had to figure out everything on my own. I drafted my own pattern, modified existing patterns, and learned a LOT about ruffles and gathering.
Now I’m actually working on my second cosplay for the con; I’m going as Inori Yuzuriha from Guilty Crown. I’m going in her casual black dress version. The dress is actually pretty simple make so it’s only been 3 days and I’m almost done. I think one more day and I’ll be done, not including her bag she carries and the little pouches on the side of her dress. I’ll slowly post up the WIPs if I’m not too busy finishing up.

I had to deal with more gathers for her dress as well but I was trying to do things quicker so I tried cutting 5 layers of Kona Cotton all at once. It wasn’t impossible, but I had to use some force to cut through it. In the process, I pinched my finger between the scissors handle and caused some bleeding under my skin. DX That was one complication.

The other one was me going at top speed on my sewing machine overcasting over 80 inches strips of fabric on all four sides. You can imagine how many times the sewing machine jammed up. lol

This is my mock up for Inori’s dress.  She actually has the white version of this dress as well.  It’s much simpler than the black one.  Maybe I’ll make it as well.  haha

attempt no. [insert number here]

Published July 23, 2012 by princeshinkei

I was never one to blog or write in journals and dairies.  I would start but lose interest in them just as quickly.  Fact is I don’t do much in my daily life as there isn’t much to do around where I live.  I’m an internet addict; I spend all my time on there.  I barely leave the house for anything besides work and picking up items I ordered online from a friend.  I will occasionally go to the mall to buy clothes or just to get out, but other than that, my life is pretty uneventful.

I am notorious for cam whoring and will take photos of just about anything.  I also cosplay and attend conventions.  I enjoy sewing my own cosplays since I feel a sense of satisfaction that I have accomplished something.  I also run a wig batch shop as a side job to help me pay for cosplay costs and what not alongside with a job as a waitress.  Though I sew my own cosplays, I hope to start sewing my own outfits just for casual occasions.  I’m one of the biggest procrastinators there are and I am just LAZY.  I keep trying to change it but I just end up being lazy and not trying.  I end up not sewing much and I regret it.  So I decided, that I should start a blog posting all the things I sew and WIPs of the garment I’m making.  Luckily, I have some cosplays I need to make right now so I will have entries to post.  I just hope I keep it up, unlike my previous attempts.