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Lookit what I made this weekend. Shirt from one pattern, skirt from another pattern, finagled a long rectangle of extra fabric into a sewn-in capelet, and a whole lot of blue stretch velvet. I’m worried that it looks much like a big blue fuzzy potato sack, but luckily there’s a certain amount of ‘suspension of disbelief’ in larping :-P  Hopefully I’ll get a better pic of the front at NERE in a couple of weeks. 

Still better than the actual vintage pattern I was working with this weekend, which just turned out awful. Eeeek. Maybe I should try more off-road sewing for a while, I’m getting tired of new-pattern fails.

This was the inspiration dress: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/217509856976300493/

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So this is what my weekend looked like. ALL THE SEWING.

Some items started from scratch and finished, some just needed some adjustments, like hemming or pockets. The blue halter is a muslin for the bodice part of a dress Ima try to make next month, maybe in time for NERE. At least a few of these items will probably be worn for larping sometime soon.

*thud*

Not sure if I’m just trying to get it out of my system, or purposefully trying to burn myself out on sewing so I stop wanting to do it.

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Started larping again, so needed some gear. And started sewing all-the-things. The hoodie doesn’t photograph well, sadly, but its got a nice big cowl-ey hood. The other garments are becoming a kind of capsule-wardrobe for another character.

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Costume for DragonCon! Some friends and I are doing a Steampunk’d cosplay of Babylon 5, and here is my Neo Victorian reinterpretation of one of Delenn’s costumes ( http://www.therpf.com/f45/babylon-5-costumes-warner-bros-lots-o-pics-158466/ ).

11 hours for the jacket, 4 for the skirt, not counting the fabric cutting (eek, that was rough), mostly in 1 hour intervals b/c otherwise my brain melts. After the blue muslin, had to take the jacket in two sizes, and raise the waistline with the petite-fold line in the pattern. I the folded up cuffs and center grey panels were added, along with the decorative stitches. I switched snaps in for buttons, b/c buttons are annoying, and this way the belt will lay over the jacket more comfortably. Pattern is Butterick, B4954.

Now I just have to finish belt, headpiece, brooch, and possibly a little clockwork prop :-)

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