FOUR HOURS FOR A FUCKING PETTICOAT. WTF.
I didn’t even make four tiers like I had planned, just three, dear GOD. 2, 4, and 8 strips for each tier, Gathering is a BITCH. I love pleating, I’m going to pleat anything else this costume throws at me to gather, (pleating always looks nicer too.)
I bow down to my friend Pearl’s patience and dedication to her craft for making two of these bastards a few weeks ago. (She even added actual waistbands to hers! I just did a drawstring, ugh.) At least it works and will suffice for the purpose of hiding my hoops. I might end up added an eyelet trim to it, it’s still just as shirt as the crinoline, the outer skirt is DEFINITELY going to have to be longer. It works though and most importantly, it’s DONE.
I probably constructed this thing a lot more difficultly than it needed to be done, oh well. Fuck it.
ONE SKIRT DOWN! THREE TO GO!!! (and three bustles, two bodice pieces, two shawls, and a head covering.)
I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow at 10.30am to get contacts but I’m hoping to get the green skirt done tomorrow and get started on the stripped skirt (Probably just cutting the stripes for tomorrow.)
Wednesday I hope to be well along with the striped skirt if not complete and I’m going to see “The Amazing Spider-Man” :D
I think that’s enough planning ahead for now. OTAKON HERE WE COME! (slowly, and after the 2.5 weeks we have left because I can’t deal with the nightmare I had last night where I had NOTHING of ANY of my cosplays done! ;; m;;) It was terrifying. I AM GOING TO DO THIS!!! (I really want to do the green skirt NOW but I need to catch up on tumblr and go to sleep.)
This will get done, I am Going to Do this! I WILL SUCCEED!!!!