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DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
Apr 15th 2011 at 6:57:42 PM

It's quilter's broadcloth. It was cheaper than muslin, since it was on sale for $1.99/yard, and I get an employee discount. waii

edited 15th Apr '11 6:58:39 PM by DrunkGirlfriend

"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Apr 15th 2011 at 6:58:21 PM

Way cheaper.

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
Apr 15th 2011 at 6:59:06 PM

I'm also going to use the mock up for the lining, since there's not many seams and the gauze is pretty thin stuff.

"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
Apr 18th 2011 at 5:15:50 PM

It's getting there. Just have to hem the chiffon, and then I can get started on the wings.

"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Apr 19th 2011 at 5:25:48 PM

Wow, that is looking good. How is the chiffon attached at the neckline?

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
Apr 19th 2011 at 5:51:16 PM

It's just folded over the top hem and topstitched down. There's a channel for elastic in the neckline, but it only goes through the gauze and the lining.

"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Apr 19th 2011 at 5:57:10 PM

OK, that makes sense.

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
Apr 20th 2011 at 12:36:56 PM

Oh, wow, DG, that's looking great!

Also this thread is just the thing for me. Bleaching the sin off-white out of the yarn I got. It requires fifteen minutes with undiluted bleach, and since I didn't have quite enough to soak all of them I added 1 cup of water with the 2 cups of bleach I dumped in there.

Sigh.

edited 20th Apr '11 12:37:18 PM by Leradny

Apr 21st 2011 at 12:42:59 PM

A second bleach bath for the yarn as the first bath only resulted in an ivory color (and yes, it is noticeable). Crocheting the remainder of the white yarn while I wait. Fifteen more minutes.

DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
Apr 22nd 2011 at 11:47:25 PM

Finished up my costume. Pictures forthcoming, since I'll get someone to take some snaps of Drunkscriblerian and I at Norwescon.

"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
Apr 24th 2011 at 1:29:11 PM

Pictures!

Front view of the finished costume. I borrowed the mask from Drunkscriblerian, since I had just finishedthe wings the night before. The feathers in the back are a out of array, since I was sitting down earlier and they got a bit mussed.

edited 24th Apr '11 1:29:56 PM by DrunkGirlfriend

"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Apr 24th 2011 at 3:11:24 PM

Wow! Tres kewl!.

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
LoniJay from Australia Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Apr 27th 2011 at 1:46:38 AM

I decorated an old denim bag of my mother's today, with iron-on patches and assorted buttons.

Be not afraid...
DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
May 5th 2011 at 9:40:53 AM

A pincushion ring. I got tired of chasing my regular one around the table while trying to sew.

"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
NotSoBadassLongcoat The Showrunner of Dzwiedz 24 from People's Democratic Republic of Badassia Relationship Status: Puppy love
The Showrunner of Dzwiedz 24
May 5th 2011 at 3:05:40 PM

Damn, there's a good couple of things I'd like to put together: a steampunk/futuristic Mauser Broomhandle pistol (not Han Solo's blaster, the same base but different style, with a "Predator"-style laser pointer), a harness to sling my katana across my back, tsukamaki grips for my Springfield 1911 and maybe some plastic plates to reinforce my riot vest (it'd be more for show anyway). Too bad I'm broke and I don't have tools.

edited 5th May '11 3:15:24 PM by NotSoBadassLongcoat

"We were somewhere around Wonderland, on the edge of the chessboard, when the cookies began to take hold." - William Radar Storm
Beholderess from Moscow
May 19th 2011 at 2:26:52 AM

This one's not-computer-based hobby is beadwork. Sadly, she's been neglecting it lately, but she is not about to forget it forever.

The latest creation Nothing fancy, but nice enough to look at.

If we disagree, that much, at least, we have in common
DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
May 19th 2011 at 2:33:36 AM

[up] Very cool. smile

"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
Beholderess from Moscow
May 19th 2011 at 9:20:11 AM

[up]Thank you.

And this is the result of trying to get rid of left-over beads. Heh, and thing is, there is still plenty of left-overs.

If we disagree, that much, at least, we have in common
DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
May 19th 2011 at 1:02:08 PM

It's always amazing what can happen when you're just trying to use up stuff. I think that's when creativity really comes into play. [lol]

"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
Xiphoniii Cheeky son of a.... from Florida
Cheeky son of a....
May 20th 2011 at 2:34:26 PM

Heh. So, my headphones broke. The band part that goes over your head snapped off, and went missing. So I've improvised. I now have a snazzy pair of sunglasses with the ear parts of headphones attached. I like them. Makes Mowing, walking, etc, really fun.

:smug:
May 20th 2011 at 7:36:49 PM

Making three dresses for summer. All I know is that one is purple, one is white, one is blue. There may be buttons involved, and if there are I will be sewing all of the buttonholes by hand.

edited 20th May '11 7:37:37 PM by Leradny

DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
May 20th 2011 at 7:44:00 PM

[up] No sewing machine? sad

"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
May 20th 2011 at 7:45:17 PM

I have one, but it's ancient and only does the basic stitches.

DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
May 20th 2011 at 7:47:23 PM

[up] Suuuck. I got a new machine earlier this year that does automatic buttonholes. I don't know how I ever lived without it.

"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian

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