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What I’m up to, #7

November 3rd, 2015

It’s been a while since I did one of these entries! Though, that’s mainly because I’ve been either really busy or uh… really lazy. For those new to this series of entries, I give an update on what I’m up to for each of my main hobbies. Starting with…

What I’m Sewing

It’s already been two months since I last worked on a cosplay! I didn’t even realize it’s been that long since my last convention. I’m currently planning my next cosplay, which is Tashigi from One Piece.

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I’d like to do both of those outfits, starting with the Alabasta one. Right now I’m in the research phase and have done a quick sketch to take note of all the details before I start drafting the pattern. (In case you missed it, I have a “beginners cosplay tips” entry which talks about patterns for cosplay.)

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This will be my first time cosplaying from a mainstream Anime! It’s not that I’m hipster about it or anything. It’s just most mainstream Animes are way too long, and I end up giving up part-way through. One Piece is the exception. Even though it’s over 700 episodes so far, I’m actually caught up with it and am still following it!

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What I’m up to, #6

June 23rd, 2015

Time for another “What I’m up to” entry! This one will be a little different. Normally, I post updates on what I’m sewing, photographing, and playing, but I’m saving the photography part for my next Project 52 recap. I’ve replaced it with which websites I’ve been updating lately!

What I’m sewing

Remember how last time, back in March, I said I was making new curtains? Uh… yeah, I totally procrastinated on that. I started them, then left them sitting there for a few months. However, I felt the itch to sew recently, so I’m working on them again!

This is for our game room, and we really just need a valance (part that goes across the top) to block the light that seeps through the top of the blinds. However, I like the look of curtains on the side, so I added them for decoration. I have most of the valance done and just need to add loops to it!

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What I’m up to, #5

March 22nd, 2015

It’s been a while since I did one of these entries! It’s mainly because I haven’t used my sewing room in several months. I just haven’t been motivated to work on anything new.

However, on Friday, I cleaned my sewing room, and then yesterday, I helped a friend with a small sewing project. I think that gave me the push I needed because I’m itching to start on a new sewing project now.

What I’m Sewing

I’m finally going to turn this fabric into some curtains for our game room:

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I bought it last year at the same time as the green fabric I used for our guest room curtains. I just procrastinated on making another curtain because they are soooo boring to make. Fortunately, they’re easy to make. It’s just not very exciting ^^;;

Then I’m going to work on a couple new cosplays. I’ve mentioned these two before, which are Phi (Zero Escape) and Misao (Rurouni Kenshin). Both are fairly easy to pattern and make, so I hope they won’t take me too long!

Oh, and it’s been a while since I showed my sewing room. Some of you might remember when I gave my sewing room a make-over a couple years ago. Here’s how it looks now! It’s pretty much the same, but the walls are filled in now, and I have a cutting mat to work on the floor.

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