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Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
― Terry Pratchett
I some super awesome exciting news! Monday night I applied to the Study Abroad Italy (SAI) Florance University of the Arts (FUA) Summer II program and guess what? Yesterday, around 1PM they sent me back an email saying that I’ve been accepted! I think that has to be the fasted time in between an application, and acceptance, that I’ve ever had. It’s also probably so fast because the application deadline for summer isn’t until March so I submitted mine pretty early. The only problem with this, now, is the part on where I have to try and pay for this trip. Unfortunately for me, this school year FAFSA wasn’t kind to me so I had to pay a lot (again) out of pocket. What sucks is that it takes me pretty much all semester to pay off what I owe school, so that leaves me no time to save up for Florence. (Last payment is due April for School, but 50% of FUA program, which is going to be $2300, is due March 10th and final payment is due April 9th T_T).
For those of you who can, please take a look at my GoFundMe at http://www.gofundme.com/studyabroadflorence and possibly pass it to everyone you know! I would really appreciate it!
That aside, I have some wonderful progress pictures for you guys on Sarah’s outfit.
The mannequin I used for the above picture has a different shaped bust than Sarah, so that’s why it looks like it’s pulling funny
Ignore the fact that I’m in part of that picture haha. I’m pretty sure that this stretched on me while attempting to do the princess seams (i totally forgot to stay stitch until afterward) so that is why I don’t think it lays right in parts, even when on the body. I realize something like this doesn’t ever truly lay right when flattened on a surface…but still. >>; As of this morning, when I added the collar on, Sarah’s outfit is completely set to go for me to make a bonsai run home tomorrow! Yay! I also got Cassie’s pant’s block drafted (Although, again, I’ll have to add to the back. For some reason, I always screw up that part D:< It sits fine in the front, but for some reason it always ends up too low in the back.
Last night, I also pulled out my super amazing display board that Sarah made for me to use when I make things for Artist Alley.
I think 4 more hair prongs/forks (whatever you call them D: ) will fill out that row nicely, and then I’ll need to make more stock….because other than like 4 pairs of earrings, that’s all I’ve got made right there.
That’s it for now~ I’ll update more soon!
The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.
― C.G. Jung
So, today is the day! While awaiting most anxiously for my lovelies to arrive, I began working on some pattern blocks necessary for the spring semester. We have to create three complete looks for a collection so I’m doing mine for The Airship Nemesis Crew. I will be completing Cassie’s, Sarah’s and my outfit for this collection. Woot!
Before I start with the picture progress today of the corsets, I’d like to give you a bit more of some backstory. There are several reasons for why I am finally waist training. The most prominent one is that I am very self critical of my body and the way I look. All growing up and through high school, I was on the larger size, and never felt pretty. I was 175+ pounds, wore size 16 jeans, and I looked with envious eyes toward my skinnier classmates. (Although, I must say, freshman year was the year I felt awesome because I was like 140 lbs after a growth spurt so my stomach fat hadn’t caught up to me yet lol).
I will admit, I am getting better about coming to accept myself for who I am. Since graduating high school, I’ve lost a good 15 lbs or so. (Summer of 2012 I was down to 144, but due to stress this last year of college and the assault in November, I’ve managed to put a lot of weight back on. The scale this morning read 157 x__x; Not proud of this and it eats at me but…I will just have to deal). I think what has helped is in my senior year of high school, I was lucky enough to find a man who loved me for me and didn’t care that I was larger. This man is now my boyfriend of just over 5 years (we celebrated our 5th on November 13th). What is a plus is that he is also just as fascinated with Victorian era as I am. He gets to be my guinea pig for men’s clothing muwahahaha.
But, back to the subject at hand. Picture time! I ordered my corset from www.orchardcorset.com. Style 411 in cotton. http://www.orchardcorset.com/corsets/steel-boned-underbust-corset-in-cotton-cs-411/
Things I have learned today:
- If you’re going to wear pants, make sure they either are very stretchy, or a size UP from what you normally wear. (because it’s hard to twist yourself in a way to get the damn things on under the corset once tied).
- If you don’t have a size pants that are larger than normal, then I suggest putting said pair of pants on BEFORE the corset….and hope you can get them on and off easy after that (or just don’t use the restroom much but…that’s not a good idea either >>; )
- It is very handy to have stretchy tights for comfort around the house when you don’t have to go outside.
- Why did I have to start this on one of the coldest fricken days? D:
- I need wool skirts for the cold so I can avoid the jean problem
- I need pantalettes, or very low rise panties.