Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Six Napoleon Test Draping

The hype is moving forward on the Six Napoleon challenge

Gratefully, the deadline has been shoved to August 8th, which is great as July 14th just won't happen for me.

(That costume set is being rebuilt from scratch)

Since my version is the 'all thrifted edition', I have a bodice premade. 
I am concentrating on the skirt pleating, the skirt being a set of organza curtains. Prehemmed, natch.

I haven't been home much to work on it, so I've been smacking at it online and at the packing table at work with butcher paper.

I broke the types of pleats down from the photo and other Dogstar skirts. I assume the same tricks get used again for consistency across the 'line'.

Lots of packing paper went into this afternoon

From left: double box, godet pleat, single pleat, bias end pleat.

Thanks to my patient boss BT for such shenanigans.

More with the skirt with Studio Faro at Sew2Pro

Friday, July 8, 2016

Hunkered Down

I did not use the cord on the left. At $22 a yard, I just could not afford as much as I needed. 

I am working on a complicated set of costumes for a show and I can't talk about them until the show is over, for reasons I can't explain until the show is over.

It is the most fun I've had on a project since the Dalek dresses, but most of it is handbuilt and handsewn and very time consuming

And I'm working the summer office job
and my house needs cleaning

And why my family expects me to clean and cook when I've got 


to finish

I mean, what's their problem?

I will be back in time to post about the Six Napoleon challenge
because my family really can make their own food.