I learned three things this past week:
1) Projects will never go as you planned. You may think something is simple, but by George, it. is. not.
2) Never conduct sewing on your bed; no matter how comfy it is in regards to your desk/couch. You will find needles, thread, and tufts of fluff everywhere...no matter how hard you try to collect it all.
3) MOTHER FUCKING NEEDLES. I stabbed myself several times. Just as an indication: stabbed six of my ten fingers, stabbed my left thumb NAIL BED TWICE in the same area (lots of cussing with that one), and I even STABBED MY LEG! OH MY GOD, I STABBED MY LEG. I literally pulled an Ace Ventura (you know the one...where he is in the jungle and then two giant arrows goes in his thighs. Yeah, that one).
So, there was blood, there was some sweat, and of course tears as I stabbed my nail bed.
Last week before leaving for school, I finished the skirt with the hem:
The only thing I needed to do with the skirt is add a hook in the back (took five minutes). And eventually I will press it.
The big project for this week was the corset. While, I started it while I was at home, my sewing guru at home did not help me much. This was a HUGE trial and error process. At first I added the lining to the body before doing interface. Then I took it all apart, added interfacing to both sides, and added boning to the lining, as per instructed. I was all ready to sew the two pieces together, but I could not get the boning to sit right. So, I took it all out AGAIN, made boning covers with scrap fabric, HAND SEWED them into the body of the corset, and then sewing the lining on. After that, was a manner of cleaning up the ends, and then adding eyelets.
Here is my beautiful, painful piece of work:
And here is the skirt and corset together! (without petticoat)
Oh lord, you can even see where I stabbed myself on my left (your right) thigh. Also, the corset is not completely tightened, since I could not reach
In other news, I got by my boots, and my contacts in!
These are off brand Ugg/bearpaw or whatever. I swore I would never own these, however they are comfy, and warm. I will make boot covers for these. Hand Stitched.
And Here are my Contacts! I purchased these contacts from Pinky Paradise. A website I found years ago and loved their selection. While this color purple is definitely darker than the Heroine's eyes, these were also the cheapest, and they will definitely work!
I also got a free gift of little purple elephant lenses case! HOO-AH!
That's it for now. Coming up next: HOW THE HELL DO YOU MAKE YOUR OWN PATTER?! (Especially for a weird shape)Part 4