lauantai 29. marraskuuta 2014

TARDIS slippers!

Last summer I bough a pair of American Duchess Tissot slippers for my Rarity GGG gown, but as it turned out I measured my foot wrong and they ended up a tad too big for my small feet, but they were perfect for my friend.

SO, I dyed the shoes blue, added some back beads, and white ribbon. Now they are the TARDIS slippers.
 First coat of dye dried and turned out too pale, so another coat of paint was in order.
 The second coat looked so much better!
 First shoe finished!
 Detail of the beadwork.
 Had to tweak the bows a little to match, but here they are!

lauantai 4. lokakuuta 2014

Sliding off the MLP tracks with Ikea

Meaning that my visit to Ikea provided me with fabrics for two kimonos. The fabrics are Berta Ruta (big patterned) to make this kimono:

And Sofia (small striped), to make this kimono:

I have already made the Sofia kimono (but forgot to update. Boo on me).

I gotta say that the Gods of Pattern Alignment were with me as the center front seam blends flawlesly into the pattern, as do the seams between the body and sleeves. All in all, I'm very happy about how this came out.

keskiviikko 20. elokuuta 2014

Explaining the radio silence

We are moving to a new appartment, which means  that all sewing projects are on hiatus until we have settled in. (and I have located everything again).

Also, my right wrist is still painful and I have had to take painkillers, but I'm hoping to get it fixed soon, so I can continue with the Gala project.

Everything should kick back online next month.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

tiistai 8. heinäkuuta 2014

Progress images

I've been radio silent for a while, but that's because nothing much has happened. But now I'm on vacation for two weeks and trying to catch up with everything.

So, here's fitting the petticoat and bustle on Fluttershy:
Nothing much has happened with this cosplay. I still need to fit the corset properly, but I have a growing fear that I might have to make it again. I'm not happy with the quality of it and it does not fit properly around the bust. I'm still trying to save it, but I'm not sure if I can. Le sigh...... Oh, and feather's arrived for the train. These might cover 1/4th so I need to order more, but I'm happy about their quality so I know where to find more.

Today the lovely Elena came to fit her Rainbow Dash dress and she's utterly gorgeus in it. The fit of the chiton does not need alterations, but I need to make the himation a tad bit longer.

Rarity has progressed more in these past two days than the other two. I have managed to make the corset and the bustle and today I made her a petticoat.

Funnily enough, I didn't take pictures of the finished petticoat....

Until next time!

maanantai 30. kesäkuuta 2014

Rainbow Dash's himation fabric open for sale!

I opened the rainbow patterned cotton voilé on Spoonflower for sale.
I did not alter the colors, because I need to order more of the same fabric for my project. I might do it later.
PLEASE NOTE that the orange and the red are REALLY close to each other, mearly a few shades appart so in bad light the colors blend and look like one shade of red.

lauantai 28. kesäkuuta 2014

Rainbow Dash's himation fabric arrived!

And of course I had to make a test try.

Mostly I'm happy with the fabric. Only things that bother me are a) the red is not very bright, but rather dull brick red and b) I ordered too little. So when my pay comes next month, I need to order a few more yards to actually get it trailing.

maanantai 23. kesäkuuta 2014

Oi, it's Twilight time

Just giving an update.

- Rainbow Dash's tiara has arrived.

- Still waiting for my fabric from Spoonflower.

- Rarity's purple dress fabric has been purchased.

- Corset pattern for Rarity arrived today from Mantua Maker on Etsy.

And the biggest update:


Another cosplayer wants dibs into our pony party, and picked Twilight, so it's time for the designing again. Oh joy!