Saturday, 19 August 2017

*continues dusting with the powder sugar of tracelessess*

Yeah. Okay. I think it's done. Fixed the logo on the front, so now it's a badge....with the aforementioned dangling things. Shoes are just black flats or black boots depends on how I feel.

.... necklace. I need some sort of necklace. Or something on my arms. Downside of bare arms, lots of non decorated skin.

....Slayer's take tattoo with a cupcake symbol stuck in the centre?

Hm. I'll work on that.
But other than that, the bulk of it is complete.

Now, I have to rip apart a per-existing tank top to wear as a strapless top underneath my Keyleth dress, because frankly, the one I used before was horribly uncomfortable, and if I am walking a con for hours on end, I really want to avoid that.

And perfect the jewelry. What I wore to costume con was okay-ish but more rushed that I would like.

I did however finish, for no other reason that I wanted to, a Vax fascinator and a Keyleth's Raven Queen headpiece. I do not know if they would even sell, or I'd even use them. But it satisfied me to make them, so there is that. Gotta photograph them for records at least.

.... Critical Role designs are my life right now. *shrugs*

Friday, 18 August 2017

*dusts some sugar on it*

Okay, so I've reigned in my design a bit for the Slayer's Cake uniform. That being said, it's.... a lot more ruffly and cutesy than I ever wear. However, the over all look has begun to mesh.

I finally got the printable fabric to behave itself, which means the vest now has the logo on the back of it.....which was then bordered with ruffles. So many ruffles on this thing.

But having the logo on the front is proving to be irritating. I tried having just a circle of fabric basted on, but it looked....flat. So now I am attempting to salvage it and turn it into a button/pin of sorts, which its probably going to get the fancy treatment and have a bunch of charms dangling off of it provided it works.

It's just so.... dainty looking. I mean, I like it. It just... not my usual style. Whatever. I'll work it.

Not sure how many days I will be attending FanExpo yet. Three for sure. Not sure about a four. It's just weird not vendoring. I'm so used to it, it feels off not preparing. I mean... I'm not stressing....but I'm twitchy.

I probably will wear the classic Tardis Flapper look one day, as that's a pretty easy wear. And probably my Game of Thrones version of Keyleth. One of my game of thrones dresses anyway.

Not sure what day is what outfit just yet.

Thursday will be just like... shorts or whatever if I go.
Probably. that glue dry YET?

Thursday, 3 August 2017

This was suppose to be a simple design

I was just going to make the apron and call it a day. Maybe an accessory or two. But noooo. That's not how things work around here.

Apparently my mind has to create an either DnD class AROUND said apron. Which, has led to more accessory concepts, more details, blah blah blah.

Anyway, so I tore the bodice part of the apron out, deciding that frankly it wasn't doing a thing for me. So now, I am working on finishing the apron to be a skirt part only. Which means I need to work on a top concept.

Which is why my dressform is now wearing a partially finished apron skirt, a ruffle necked shirt, and a black buttoned vest I half thought of tossing out to good will last year, but kept in case I needed it for a costume.

Now it's a baker, meets steampunk meets....I don't know - something. But I think I like it.

I just have to make the whole thing cohesive and actually relate it the Slayer's Cake.

*pours over the DM guide for accessories to adapt*

And spats. I should make spats.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

*sewing haze*

Huh. Well, it's been a while since I've just done nothing but work on a sewing project. I don't know if it was cleansing or I just feel slightly dazed from hunching over an ironing board for hours.

Started to work on my Slayer's Cake "battle apron." Thought I hit a snag when I realized I didn't buy any bias tape...but then luckily discovered some in the Hoard.

However.... I don't like the bodice part of it. I might need to modify the gathers or something, but I feel like that pattern once again doesn't take anyone with any sort of bust in to account while making it. If it doesn't work, I'll just get creative and make a new style of top. It IS an apron after all. It doesn't have to fit like a dress - It just doesn't have to be weirdly lumpy like it is now.

Of course, I have to figure out what to wear under it. But that's Coco's job right now.

...Now where are my pirate pantaloons.