March 19th, 2007


Oh, the sweet feel of success.

A line of stitching GREATLY increases the paints' adhesion. Yay! And the flat paint that was kind of pushed through the weave (as if with a paint brush, rather than just poured on) is pretty well stuck to the paper underneath. This is good (the silver fabric is currently Wonderundered to the sleeves' base fabric). Need to remember to pick up some fine, ball-point needles, however, because standard needles snag the heck out of this silver fabric.

I forgot to mention another first. I altered a basic sleeve pattern to add elbow ease. And my muslin says I seem to have gotten it right. Yay!

Today may well involve deciding the top line of the overskirt (hard to call it a waistband when it won't be at the waist) and then figure out how to add the bridal trim without puckering the fabric. Is that what the 'Sulky Stablizer' I see at Hancocks is for?

This project has been very empowering, what with all the new things and overcoming challenges, and I wouldn't even of thought of it on my own. Thanks, auroraceleste
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Spent most of yesterday afternoon with auroraceleste helping get the beading done on her costume. This was a group effort including malinear, affreca and queza7. Very good company, all. But I don't think we even got half way done.

auroraceleste's partner is wonderful and not only got us food, but made us dessert, too! Brownies covered in Cinnamon Caramel swirl with Pecans ice cream. It was VERY good. (Does this mean he approves of us, auroraceleste?)

Watched my first episode of BSG ever. I am afraid it did not leave a good impression.

But I had a strange realization about halfway through the afternoon. Not only was I the oldest one there.... I think I was the eldest by about 10 years (maybe only 7 or 8, but still....). I was the Old Woman of the group. :O But it made me feel a little less guilty as I settled more firmly in my seat on the couch as my youngers moaned and groaned while sitting on the floor. But hey, I am essentially pain-free* today, which I was kind of not expecting, with all the sitting-and-beading.

I put the Lilith corset on again yesterday and it was So Darn Comfortable, I really need to make it again, (with a busk), remembering the 1/2 inch seam allowance, rather than the 5/8th. Hmmmm, which fabric....

Earth to Solan: Finish the Lilith costume first! >:(

*That is, as pain-free as my lower back gets nowadays.