Friday, June 25, 2010


I got so much done today! I scrapped the pattern search and just used an old turtleneck. I put it onto my dress mannequin that I had drawn out my pattern onto in chalk, rubbed so it would transfer, then flipped it inside out.

I deconstructed it

Then made the red version!

Also started on the backpack

Thursday, June 24, 2010


You know you might be obsessed when you waste a perfectly good 92° day sitting in the air-conditioned flickery fluorescent lit back corner of a fabric store flipping through 15odd pattern books looking for a pattern for a certain neck cut... Oh well! Why is it so hard to find a turtleneck pattern anyway??? Everything I find is a cowl neck or ruched or bleh...
Some of the ones I am looking at are:

Some are cosplay related, others are 100% self indulgence.

Location:Freedom Dr,North Wales,United States

Monday, June 14, 2010

Plastic Packages

I am so excited! I was on my way out the door to go to class this evening and I found a package from Japan. It was my vinyl for the body piece that I had bought at Tokyu Hands a few months ago but accidently left in Japan at my friends apartment. He finally got around to sending it to me (ありがとう、アイゔンちゃん!).
I will get started on this right away!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Brilliant Buttons

I feel so accomplished! I had been wondering for a long time what to do about the little round details on the legs, when I came up with my best idea ever. Using covered buttons! And just snapping them right onto the leg rather than sew them on.

I got both the shoes done between last night and this morning and did a test. Always, always trying it on to make sure its working! I also exper
imented a little with using yarn (what I really want is piping or cord) for the yellow lines, but that was a FAIL.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Day Off

Got a surprise in the mail yesterday - my red spandex! Almost a week early. I had a day off of work today, so I took the time to start the Test suit, and go shopping for things to make it with.

This is the bottoms with a regular old orange tanktop that I am using as a stand in untill my friend sends me the vinyl I left in Japan TwT
I also finnished one whole shoe before I went out.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

And we're off! I did a test fit to see where all of the problem arieas were because I have forgotten. I'm glad it still fits me so well. The back is too short, it gets really taught and there is no definition at the small of my back, so that must be fixed. Other than that, all is good!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wet Feet

Went to Dick's Sporting Goods to get the water shoes that I use as a base for the shoes of my plugsuits. I am still waiting for my clear PVC and red spandex to come in the mail, so I am at least going to begin on Mari's shoes, gloves, and backpack. I am also going to start the base for Asuka's pack, which is different from any of the other's.