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It’s not a costume until you’ve sewn a sleeve on wrong (or… two sleeves….) I also failed to cut out the collar facing aaaand forgot the trim was double-lines so I only have like half of what I actually need.


On the plus side I got the pretty GoT McCall’s knock-offs on sale, and the white 1” shoulder pads were on clearance so I got the two packs left because NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU’RE GONNA NEED CLAMP SHOULDERS.

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That’s it, I give up. The universe clearly wants me to work exclusively in silk and wool.


The striped olive green fabric? $22 for the fabric, $6 in dye, most of my afternoon. The forest green? $7 of fabric, $5 of dye, four days. The blue-green? $5 of fabric, maybe $10 of dye, ten minutes. I’m so mad. (I may end up hitting it with a little more green to keep from going too teal, but we’ll see how the black look first)


The wool was $19/yd (sob sob) and took me two and a half hours to dye but I’m not sure it’s actually possible to get a more exact color match for that fucked up shade of light salmon.

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Finished objects from today! My shirt and vest for Wonderland Seishirou, and my Echolaria shawl I started back in July. The shawl still needs to be blocked, which is why it looks like a tiny balled up frumpy mess, but I need to find sufficient space to do that here.


The shirt and vest are pretty much done-done, though. Hand-stitching done, buttons sewed on, edges finished, etc. The only reason the cuffs are pinned is because they’re double-barrel French cuffs and I don’t have cufflinks for them yet. In retrospect I maybe should have done bound-buttonholes on the vest, but they’re such a pain. If I end up feeling really strongly about it later, I can take out the inside finishing seam, rip out the current buttonholes, and add them. We’ll see.


Tomorrow I think I’m going to finish one of my repair projects (probably Jedistuck Aradia or Phoenix) and maybe start in on Rufus’s jacket….

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The Ugly Pink Cardigan. Started the month with about 12”, am up to almost 20”. I have a few more to go before I can start shaping, but I need to sit and do some math to figure out scaling.

Echolaria! I started the month with the main body done, and have been working on the border charts - I’m at 10/24 on those, which doesn’t sound impressive, but I’m doing beadwork on them which takes longer, and with triangle shawls, the further you are, the longer the rows get. It’s taking me a good hour and a half to do one right-side row.

Wonderland Seishirou! The shirt just needs buttonholes and hand-finishing - I did a bunch of this back in September and then lost one of the pattern pieces :| The vest I started today, and would have gotten farther on if I’d actually had a matching topstitching thread like I thought I did. So I’ll probably go out and get that tomorrow and finish it up.

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