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Learning even more about sewing...

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 3, 2010, 8:11 PM

Still in the process of altering/improving my Rorschach costume.  As of now, I finally got rid of the front pleats in the suit trousers (seriously, has anyone encountered a pair of trousers that actually benefits from front pleats?!) and I found a $17 hat at a vintage store that is A)awesome in its vintage correctness, and B)teaching me one hell of a lot about how a proper hat band is constructed. xD  I can't say that I'm learning correct sewing or alteration techniques, but things are holding together and looking fairly neat, which is all I ask.  ;P

I'm also working on another mask, as the first one I did is a touch off-center and the fabric is losing a bit of its elasticity.  Oh - in case anyone wanted to know (and partially so I remember to write it down somewhere for future reference), the mesh that I used for the mask was called "Power Mesh" and I found it at JoAnn Fabrics.  You can see it here as well:…… .  I sewed it using the "mending" setting on my sewing machine.  Straight-stitching it didn't work so well, and you have to go s-l-o-w-l-y with it.  But it works, and lets you see through up to three layers in good light/day, two layers in poor light/night.

I've got access to a really kick-ass location for some cosplay photos, so I hope to get that done soon.  Don't know if I'll do it before or after C2E2, but provided they turn out all right I'll post them. :)

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Rorschach emote by Smileydesign (Gomotes)
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foxybcosplay Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
When is C2E2? I hope I'm not too late! My friend posted this awesome collection of general con tips and advice and I had to forward it!

FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's next week - this is awesome, thanks for posting it! :boogie:
WhimsySmile Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional Writer
Practice makes perfect. And I tip my hat to you for sticking with your sewing attempts. I crashed and burned years ago and gave up. I let my grandmother (career seamstress) do all the stuff I can't. Glad to hear things are going fairly well for you otherwise.
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