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It’s March already??

“Do not merely practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise man to the divine”.

-Beethoven

March has snuck up on me, I dare say!  In some ways I’m glad it’s here (because that just means there’s only 65 days until I’m done with Mount Mary University, and then 89 days until I leave for Italy, but who’s counting?), but I’m also starting to fret.  My next outfit is due March 26th and I’ve only gotten as far as the patterning.  Luckily, that’s done, though.  I can speed through cutting and sewing in just about no time since I’ll be making similar jodhpur-ish bloom pant things (idk what I’m going to call them) that I made Sarah, but the top might prove to be a bit more difficult.  Debating whether or not I want a bias casing, or a ribbon casing for the elastic that goes around the upper edge.

In other news, it is, and has been, officially my spring break and yes I definitely needed this.  I have gotten 4 days, and 3 nights since I came home Thursday that I’ve been with my love, and I’m feeling pretty recharged.  Had to get in as much time as possible over the weekend because he works pretty much from dusk ’til dawn due to his two part time jobs during the week. (And with Dark Souls 2 coming out tomorrow, it’ll be even harder to see him ;P  Just kidding.  He’s actually pretty good about giving time to spend with me and neglecting his games so I wont be too hard on the poor man).

Other than seeing m’love, I’ve managed to complete one C/D scale bra that will be sent out tomorrow (about 2 and a half weeks earlier than planned which will make her quite happy~), some awesome scale flowers, and a bunch of other random stuff.  I am taking special orders to be completed for pick up at KitsuneKon.  Check out the information here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=428886943914395&set=a.157549637714795.34067.153977624738663&type=1&theater
I can’t believe that KitsuneKon is so close.  I don’t feel ready at all.

 

Okay picture time 😀

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I got to work more with leather last week. It was exciting! The left one is a curved seam, and the right one simulates a waistline dart.

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(almost) ALL the colors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pretty hawk on the railing at the boyfriend’s house

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Sample flowers that will be sold in various forms at KitsuneKon

 

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Posted by on March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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First Garment (mostly) done, and onto the next! Also, Fashion Info at bottom

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Busy busy busy.  I have either been at work, at class, or in the sewing labs.  The only time I’ve managed to spend in my room is for sleeping, and grabbing a few things for the next class this past week.  The good news is, I’ve gotten quite far on my collection.  As of yesterday, I have the base tunic and pants to a finished point.  (I’m just waiting on some potential embroidery designs from Sarah to put on the tunic, and I have to try the pants on her to double check fit, and hem).

I am also incredibly happy that my GoFundMe is working out pretty well.  It fills me with warmth and gladness that my family and friends are in such support of me traveling abroad.  Other then a short-lived dream to teach English as a Second Language in Japan my freshman year of high school, I never thought I’d actually ever get the chance to study abroad, and especially after coming to Mount Mary.  I all but gave up that hope.  That changed, however, in October when we had a lady from SAI talk to us.  It gave me renewed energy to try and pursue this, and I figured Italy would be easier to convince my mother to let me go to, compared to Japan.  Eeeeee!  I am so incredibly excited!  I also just finished an application to the SAI scholarships.  I’m thinking I have a pretty good chance, but I will have to wait until about March 31st before I’ll know whether or not I receive any.  Fingers crossed 🙂

Okay!  Progress shot time!

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(Left to right; top to bottom)

1.) Peasant Top all cut out and put together (minus bottom sleeve).

2.) Top + pants (I’m debating on whether or not to just make me have jodhpurs like Cassie and Sarah, or keep the shorts.  If I keep the shorts, I have to make a little wider band, and I might have to flare out the pants a bit more so I can have some more pooooof).

3.) Hanging sleeve pattern

4.) Hanging sleeve constructed with elastic

5.) Harness vest…thing…pattern majig.

6.) Harness vest cut out and put on me (mostly pinned except for back princess seam).  Had to let it out and drop the armhole, but I’m surprised I didn’t have to take it out more.  I based it off of my princess-torso block I made last year Spring which was made to be a base-layer garment and not something that went over the top XD  (I think it helps I’m wearing my corset).  I have to refit the pants, though, because I completely forgot I was making this to fit my corseted figure so I have to take it in more in the pants.  I went through a great inner debate on whether or not to pattern this for my corseted, or uncorseted figure.  I came to the conclusion that I am, more often then not, going to be wearing this ensemble with a corset on underneath.  Even if I can’t wear my corset to the fashion show, I can always find other people to wear my outfit.  It isn’t like las tyear where I ended up hating the garments and I was never going to wear them.  I’m making these garments to wear for future endeavors.

 

For those interested in the Mount Mary Fashion Show:

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If you’re in the Milwaukee area (or are willing to drive once a week in April, and for the show), and you would like some runway modeling experience, please consider trying out for our show!  We need models of all sizes (whether you’re a size 2, or a size 20, etc).

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I think that’s enough for now.  I will post more progress next week 🙂

OHOHOH.  I FORGOT.  Next week is also the start of my spring break.  I am so excited to have a few days for myself ;____;

 
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