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22 April 2005 @ 12:17 am
The surcoat is very close to finished. It's sewn together (except for the shoulder seams, of course), turned, pressed, and pinned around the edges where the garment fabric and lining meet. Those edges must be topstitched so the lining won't bag out slightly around them. It's too light to stay flat against the garment fabric. That will wait, though. All told, I've spent about five hours tonight working on this thing, so I'm done for now kthx. I also managed to BURNINATE myself on the iron (thankfully, it was only set to silk, so it didn't really do much to me), which I took as a sign from the universe that I really ought to put it away for the night.

I don't want to bother Rando to model the surcoat for a photo right now because he's busy and I'm sleepy and it's not technically finished, but I will tell you that I put it on him for a moment for a once-over, and I am QUITE happy with it. Next week, I'll post a picture of the outfit thus far.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Disturbed - Liberate
arafel on April 22nd, 2005 01:10 pm (UTC)
I really can't wait to see this surcoat you're making. I swear, if I lived near you, I'd pay you for sewing lessons.
The Heavy Metal Matador: southparkrydain on April 27th, 2005 12:29 am (UTC)
Thanks...that's incredibly flattering. ^_^ I really think you'd want a refund after the first lesson or two (I'm slow and I tend to figure things out by aggregating info from umpteen different tutorials that I don't entirely understand, and I've fucked up more than one step of construction during the process of making this thing, but luckily it wasn't anything that I couldn't fix, and I learned something every time - yay), but I'd just be happy to have the whole cosplay camp thing going again. Working on costumes in the same house as your friends is lots of fun, even when you have to allocate resources. I have fond memories of sharing one cutting mat and one machine with skurtchasor at some bizarre hour of the morn (and ripping seams while watching him play Mexican Link Dark Cloud...ah, good times).

I'm currently in shaky post-workout vegetative mode, but I should feel steady enough to sew soon. All I have left are the shoulder seams and two easy lines of topstitching. I told Rando to be prepared for me to dress him up for a progress shot later tonight. ^_^