Archive for May, 2008

The making of Dawn, part 2

May 30th, 2008

I’ve decided to mainly focus on Dawn’s costume instead of Pit’s right now, mainly because I’m waiting for a local con for Pit’s. It’s too troublesome to transport large wings! Anyway, last night I finished up the back of the dress, and sewed the shoulders of the front and back together. [Dawn reference]

The sides aren’t sewn. They’re just pinned together in that photo. Before I sew the sides, I think I’m going to alter the front a little. When I tried it on, I felt the V-neck opened up too much.

Material-wise, things are looking good.
I have: pink Kona cotten (skirt), white flannel (hat), toy Pokeballs, black wig
I need: pink PVC (boot covers), yellow fabric (purse)
Yeah, I chose a bad time to try and find her boots. They’re out of season right now! Instead of buying an expensive pair or waiting until winter, I’m going to attempt boot covers. So… I’m waiting for some PVC swatches to be sent to me. If all goes well, this costume should be done next month ;)

Rock on

May 22nd, 2008

Being a short, little Asian girl that enjoys Anime, people often don’t believe me when they find out what kind of music I listen to. Rock and metal? Oh yeah, I love me some of that, especially Iron Maiden. The boyfriend and I are huge fans. Which is why! We went to see them last night!! They’re on tour right now and did a show in San Antonio, about an hour away from us. Incase you don’t know, Iron Maiden is an English metal band that’s been around since the 70s. The show was amazing, and they mainly performed songs from the 80s. They opened with Aces High and ended with Hallowed Be Thy Name in the encore. I’m so glad I got to see them perform live.

After that dose of metal, I did something very not “metal” today. I baked a cookie cake XD;; But who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie cake? I mean, looooooook at iiiittttt.

It’s for my boyfriend’s mom :3 Ok, I suck at writing in frosting though. That looks like a 3 year old did it XD;; That was my fourth try already (hence the smeared blue from me scraping it off), so I just let it be after that, heh.

This weekend is a three day weekend. The sad thing is, I didn’t realize Monday was Memorial day until just last week! Oh well, I don’t have any plans for it, but it’ll be nice to just do nothing XD;;

The making of Dawn, part 1

May 21st, 2008

Before I get to the costume… I have to say… Sergers are hard! This is what I had to deal with while I was attempting to thread it.

After I figured out how to thread it, I pushed down the pedal a little to test it, and it seemed to work. However! When I put fabric under it, the needle BENT. I guess I’m going to stick with the sewing machine for hemming for now.

Anyway, onto the costume progress! [reference] The fabric is black, stretch cotton. I made the pattern based off of one of my shirts. Unfortunately, my white fabric pencil didn’t work on it, so I grabbed the nearest thing that might work… which happened to be painter’s tape ^^;;

Anyway, the front part is done :3