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It has been two weeks since my last update, and as luck would have it, I am not as far along as I wanted to be.

The past two weekends, I have told myself "all my sewing will be done!" and then it bitch slaps me because nothing goes as planned....(I also didn't feel well last weekend).

So now, with a paper due tomorrow, and an exam wednesday, I have to finish gloves, boots, sleeve things, belt thing, staff, crown, and style a wig before friday morning.


BRING. IT. ON.

However, here is what I HAVE accomplished:

1) That weird front piece. I hand drafted a pattern. It took me a whole day to complete (the pattern) and then another several hours to hem, edge, and add snaps. It took three tries. Also, I finished the back piece.




2) a Petticoat, with a zipper


3) Began covering the boots


4) Started assembling the staff. The clay piece shown is the bottom of the staff, and then I have the "stencil" for the big golden pieces. The whole thing will be covered in clay and painted.





So, that's it.

I did attempt to make gloves. TOTALLY botched them. The thumb hole is all wrong, and I couldn't figure out the fingers. As a result, that's what I will be working on today. The final pieces on the boots are a white toe piece, and a triangle fringe. That will hopefully be done today (or really early tomorrow morning).

If I have some time, I will be putting the staff together. I will at least cut out the top.

That is it for now. Check out my scrapbook to see some WIP progress pics, along with the pattern I created. Along with a sneak peak to my really obnoxious wig.

  • Mood: Mortified
  • Listening to: Star Trek Original
  • Reading: syllabus for paper
  • Watching: Star Trek
  • Playing: With scissors
  • Eating: brains
  • Drinking: your blood
So, with my March for Life participation, my lack of proper planning, and school, I am drastically behind schedule.

I have yet to buy the materials for my props. Have no idea how I will make the props, and I have not cut, sewn, or anything in a week.


The stress is now getting to me.

I have started my petticoat; a self designed, piece based on various aspects provided from the internet. I do have a pattern for the front blue part of the costume, along with all the trimmings, I also have an idea for the triangle pieces around my arms and waist.


But nothing is out yet! AND I HAVE A FRICKEN PAPER TO WRITE FOR TOMORROW!!


That being said... I am about to start pulling a few all nighters to get some of this sewing done...I really want to get the majority of this finished by next weekend...


h..e....l.....p.....m......eeee

  • Mood: Screwed
  • Listening to: booo dooooooo weeeeeee nuuuuuuuuuuu (Dr. Who Theme
  • Reading: syllabus for paper
  • Watching: Always sunny in Philadelphia
  • Playing: With scissors
  • Eating: brains
  • Drinking: your blood
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.

ANYWAYS.
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 :p

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

  • Listening to: booo dooooooo weeeeeee nuuuuuuuuuuu (Dr. Who Theme
  • Reading: Band-aid application directions
  • Watching: Classic Dr. Who
  • Playing: With scissors
  • Eating: brains
  • Drinking: your blood

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My name is Megan, I am Twenty-One years old and come from North Carolina. I am currently studying at Mount St. Mary's University, Majoring in Chemistry with a minor in French. I enjoy the out doors, and love to take long walks and listen to music. I love to read and write however I have not had much time recently; but I hope to pick it back up soon :)

Current Residence: The Library
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Alt Rock
Favourite style of art: writing, photography
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MP3 player of choice: Ipod
Personal Quote: "Always take a risk, you never know what will happen"
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BGFilms Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey! Thanks for the watch!
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PyroNova Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem! Your photography is truly amazing! Please pursue something with this talent!
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BGFilms Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday! :D
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PyroNova Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh Thanks! :D
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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Thank you for adding "I'll Remember You" to your Favorites! Have a nice day. :heart:
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BGFilms Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
With a tiny bit of stalking I notice that you are friends with my sister! :D
Internet creeping ftw!
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PyroNova Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol shhhhhh I was told you did photography, I wanted to see.
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BGFilms Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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BGFilms Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav! :D
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PyroNova Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That is an amazing photo. You make sure to go to college for that. Seriously.
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