Well life got in the way for a while and I haven't had a chance to work on costumes for a while. On the plus side, we finally got the floor down in the cosplay room so I don't roll towards the middle of the room whenever I sit down. Have a bunch of in-progress pics to post but am trying to finish Dalian for a photoshoot. Here is a step-by-step of Rajamitsu getting dressed which shows what has been completed so far.
Raj's ramblings on ACen 2013!
Hoo boy, this got wordy. Anyway, my summary and thoughts on Shuto Con 2013.
Spent some time getting back to work on the crenoline for the dress. Since, I'm modifing the dress from the original pattern, I had to recalculate the heights using a scaled drawing and then line up all the hoops in the correct spot before sewing. Here I am going to detail the process for attaching the first set of hoops.
Continued working on Sinbad when taking a break from teaching how to make hakima. Finally got the shirt completed and just need to finish up with the robe.
Took a break from Dalian and begain working on Sinbad and Jafar from Magi. Trying to get them done for a RockBand shoot!
Got the cincher done for the crenoline for dalian.
The general idea is to sew each of the small pieces together to create a waistband. The twill tapes are then pinned into the bottom seam of the band before the two halves are sewn together.
Hit the first snag in the project today. After some consultation it was decided that the pattern was going to produce a skirt that was way too small for the look of the dress.Because of this, I will need to modify the hoops for the skirt to be larger than the original pattern calls for.
To do this, I laid a tape on the floor in a circle the size of the new dress bottom. This gave me the circumfrance of the bottom of the dress. I then scaled the "bag" for the bottom of the dress up to produce a new bag in the given size.
Spent some time finally beginning work on the cage crenoline for the dress. I'm using the Walking Cage Crenoline pattern from Truly Victorian as a basis for the cage. However it's going to require some modification due to the fact that someone is a bit height challenged...
When I was working on Havoc, I noticed that there were a whole lot of pages on making mitered corners with bias tape. However most of those seemed to be involving outside corners. There's not a lot of information on inside corners so here's how I did in in case it helps someone else figure it out.