March 26th, 2008

handholding

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I wish all newbie costumers would one day learn something I finally came to grips with just yesterday.

Yes, interfacing IS important!

Case in point: Urahara. I made this costume 2 years ago, not having the correct interfacing. I said "fuck it" at the time, and I was NEVER happy with it. Lo and behold, I spent 4 hours yesterday ripping seams and ironing in some newly acquired interfacing. Ten times better. Now I may not be so meh about wearing it ...

How many teenagers come up to the cutting counter at work with a pattern for a dress or a pair of pants and go "Oh, I don't need the interfacing ... " and I have to give them a sharp laugh and say "Oh yes you do!" and they look at me like I've grown an extra head. It happens every single day.

Oh, and on another note, I've also realized that sometimes, just sometimes, the traditional way of making a haori (well, whatever it is that Urahara wears. Is it a yukata? No, it's not a kimono. There's another word for it, which escapes me at the moment ) for a man doesn't quite seem to work that well for a woman. Snaps are my new best friends ...

And I'm about 70% done with Keidy's Arrancar!Orihime. I have to say I'm happy with the way it's turning out. Yet the hardest part is also the part I haven't quite tackled yet. The skirt with the crotch and bum holes, and the hakama. Honestly, I can't wait to start making those hakama. Then maybe once I finish those I'll be excited enough to try my hand at making my own hakama. I've still got it in my mind to make Izuru's training outfit. Not for anything any time soon, just for shits and giggles.

Can ya tell? I'm in a sewing mood. It's about damn time, too. I've got loads of shit to do ...