Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Jedi Stylings

While I sew til I go blind trying to get everything done for Comic Con I thought I'd ebay the Jedi tunic I had made for Klaus as practice for his Obi Wan. Here's a pic of it. It really looks good, just dark brown instead of the light tan of Kenobi's. I may go ahead and make a bunch of these to sell after Comic Con.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Ysanne Rises

I've been working on an Ysanne Isard costume for a friend of mine. Here's some pics of the final mock-up. Hopefully it will fit just like a glove and I won't have to make any alterations to it, though I think I may need to make some small adjustments on the collar so that it looks and fits right. There's a gap there I'm not happy with. But we shall see! She'll look stunning for Comic-Con.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Padme Is Born

After months of putting it off...well more like months of morning sickness and fatigue, I finally decided to get my preggers Padme done. It took me a few hours to get the pattern figured out, mainly because I didn't have a pattern and had to wing it. Here's some images of the progress.

I just used one of my maternity shirts to rough cut the template. I had to cut and piece together the top part from there mostly eyballing it on the first try which was a mistake as you can see from the picture below.

I finally decided that I needed to drape this which is hard to do when you don't have the ability to drape it on yourself! So since the top part is the only part that's fitted I figured I could just put my maternity bra on my dressform and drape from there which worked beautifully as seen below.

I have to cut the collar still and the back and bottom front but I'm hopeful. The picture looks kind of weird cuz of how I had to take the picture, but when I'm not trying to take a snapshot of myself the mock up looks great. I may bring the V of the collar down a little bit more than what's there.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Sith Chicks Rule

The most recent costume I worked on was an expanded universe character from an upcoming comic book soon to be released. I believe she's also a character from one of the Star Wars video games but I can't be certain. We worked on this on and off for two weeks straight and then, Courtney, our sith chick, got body painted at this past weekend's LepreCon to finish off the complete look. I'm not completely satisfied with the way the lekku turned out and we'll be working on a more perfected version for Comic Con.

Above is a pic of the character from the comic and then Courtney's finished look.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Everafter The Fingers Stop Bleeding

I am insane! And I finished my green Everafter dress...mostly. I'll be putting up pics here soon. It was wearable but not quite finished to my standards. I still have the sleeves and chemise to make and add the bodice inset. I also have more beading to do to it, and trim to add to the bottom of the outer skirt. It still turned out nice and I'll probably end up eBaying it or something.

Right now I'm working on a short fashion line of clothes to wear for spring. All my own design for my own use, though the practice and experience will help me get my business running! The first thing I've completed is a silk boucle skirt that I made for easter, I still have to make the blouse to wear with it and a jacket that I've set aside an embroidered linen for.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Re-visiting Italy

I decided to make for myself a new Italian Ren gown. All of the Italians I've made in the past for myself I've either eBayed or given away, so I've none left. The one I am making now is inspired by the Ever After gown worn by Drew Barrymore's character at the Masque. Mine, however, is in shades of green.

I chose a beautiful light green/cream brocade with a darker green cotton woven to go undeneath. On the inset of the gown I intend on beading each little "diamond" on the dark green if I have the time. I have some light green seed beads that I could do this with.

The timeline for this is to have it all done by Sunday...and today is Thursday. We shall see! Plus I have a bodice to make for my friend Bev for her to wear with her garb on Sunday as well when we go to the Ren Fair.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Italy Conquered

Well it's done. Finished! Finis! Vini Vidi Vicci. Now I'm just finishing up Jen's black wool cloak to keep her nice and warm and toasty on Estrella nights. I'd say all in all the dress turned out wonderful. And I have the bleeding fingers to prove it ;)

I attached the underskirt and made it a full skirt so if wind should blow up the over skirt there won't be any embarrasing leg/sweats/underwear showing :) Plus it makes the gown very heavy and hopefully warm. The back is a lace up and a skirt hook of course at the waist. I also made the sleeves reversible so that it can be worn with either the red up or the gold up, depending on Jen's mood and the color of the chemise she's wearing underneath.