Sunday, June 22, 2014

Re-jiggering my schedule

So, I lost about a week in there due to some unforeseen not feeling well and some stuff having to do with my new job and I decided to cut myself some slack and add a week to the schedule. I spent today sewing, and will continue to do so tonight, but I thought I should own up to my lateness.

Here's the revised schedule...

Done by July 8:
Get fabric and thread necessary - DONE
Pattern Prep - DONE
Cut fabric for Mockups - DONE
Mockup - DONE
Fitting - Sunday with Holly
- DONE
 
Done by July 22
Cut out skirt peices
- DONE
Sew Skirt - DONE
Cut out top peices - DONE 
Flatline Top peices - DONE

Order shorts - DONE
Order Headset - DONE
Order gloves - DONE

Done by July 29
Test Resin Casting
Sew top
Attach the top and skirt together

Get Fabric for bows - 1/2 Done


Done by July 6

Style Wig
Figure out undergarments
Make necklace
Make belt
Make front Bows
Make back Bows

Resin cast hearts
Resin Cast stars
Resin Cast oval for Sahrye
Resin Cast Moon for Sahrye
 


Delayed until items get here
Connect headset to visor
Create visor side pieces with symbol (worbla?)
Paint headset
 

Create shield from laser cut piece and worbla

Waiting for Sahrye to find boots that work
Order boots 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Proof! And also my sewing room!

I just realized, while cutting my skirt fabric, that I had not shown my new sewing room!  It's far from done and there are no pictures on the walls, and it is currently not tidy, because I am in the middle of utilizing the furniture but I thought I'd show proof that I am working on stuff and also show my space at the same time, so here you go!

Yes, my room is chartreuse and brown with stripey walls. No, I did not paint it, it came that way. Yes, I love it and am leaving it that way!

Here's my cutting table! I took a page out of my buddy, Other Noelle, 's book and went to Ikea. I got myself* 4 kitchen cabinets that are extra wide and extra deep and have cabinets and drawers. I put those in a clover leaf and then topped it with two kitchen counter tops that are 6 feet wide.  The whole thing is just over four feet wide by 6 feet long and clocks in at 38 inches tall with the 6 inch risers on the bottom. It is the PERFECT height to cut on. My back has never felt this good while working! It doesn't look that tall in this picture, but it comes well up to my natural waist. The best part about it is that I can walk all the way around it to get at things from almost any angle!


The inside of all 4 cabinets serves as fabric storage (there's more in the garage). Each one of these holds way more fabric than I thought - about a storage bin and a half - so I'm pretty pleased!


Here's my sewing table, which is 2 Ikea Alex drawer sets with a table top on them. There's TONS of room in these drawers and the table is pretty generous! Next to that, I have an Ikea Billy bookshelf, which holds all of my sewing and costume books as well as some baskets for storage

Lastly, there's a currently naked wall that may someday hold a TV, or it may hold a whiteboard, but will probably always hold the ironing board!  There's also a nice closet in this room for holding my done costumes!


So, that's my room so far! I will update again with pictures when I am done filling it out, but I thought I should share since I am finally getting to flex the muscle of this awesome space!

*When I say "I got myself, what I really mean is that my wonderful and generous husband bought me a crap-ton of awesome furniture at the drop of a hat because he is the best guy ever!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

And here we go again...

Soooooo, DragonCon is coming up and my little band of buddies and I have a few things up our sleeves.  We are planning 3 costumes as a group. We, at this point, have 2 and 2/3 months left. If we get 2 of them actually made, I will be happy. If we get 3 of them done, I will be over the moon.

Stranger things have happened.

I will be posting progress here as I go, mostly to keep myself accountable and motivated as we approach D*C.

First up is a Retro Space-Girl Sailor Moon group.  Sahrye found this art on Deviant Art by a user called Hyamei, who did pretty detailed drawings of the girls. I have opted for Neptune (the teal one), Sahrye is going to do Sailor Moon, Holly will be in red and purple, and Mia is in all purple.

The full group looks like this:

In order to get all 3 costumes done by D*C, we need to essentially finish one costume a month, so this one needs to be pretty much wrapped up by end of June. 

Here's my project Plan (items in purple are specific to me as things that are needing to be identical were split up - Sahrye is doing the visors and the ring bracelets, and Holly is making collars for everyone.  I have never resin-cast before, but would love to try, so I am doing that part) :

Done by July 8:
Get fabric and thread necessary - DONE
Pattern Prep - DONE
Cut fabric for Mockups - DONE
Mockup - DONE
Fitting - Sunday with Holly
- DONE
 
Done by July 15
Cut out skirt peices
Sew Skirt
Cut out top peices
Sew top
Attach the top and skirt together
Get Fabric for bows

Done by July 22
Resin cast hearts
Resin Cast stars
Resin Cast oval for Sahrye
Resin Cast Moon for Sahrye
Make front Bows
Make back Bows

Order boots
Order shorts
- DONE
Order Headset - DONE
Order gloves - DONE
Make necklace
Make belt

Done by July 29
Connect headset to visor
Create visor side pieces with symbol (worbla?)
Paint Visor
Create shield from laser cut piece and worbla

Style Wig
Figure out undergarments

I'll, of course, be updating this list often... Wish me luck!