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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.