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Post AMKE, More Progress

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.”

-Arnold J. Toynbee
 
I’m going to say this right now.  Anime Milwaukee was a HUGE success (especially when compared to last year).  I’m glad there weren’t any panels (except for one) that I wanted to go to because that allowed me to be more active with my booth and create more items for people to enjoy 🙂  I was so lucky that my friend Cassie was there, because she helped me tap into some interesting ideas with the stuff I had. 
 
I was so proud when I saw people wearing my items ;0; made me so happy!.  I was also able to sell the one scale bra I had made and it looked so adorable on the girl ;0; It was a bit bitter sweet, though, to see one of my babies go.  I am, however, excited to make more!  I’m planning on trying to make at least 1 C/D sized bra for KitsuneKon.  I don’t know if I’ll get it done, but I’m hoping so!  I am also hoping I can get some scale flowers made to either use as part of hair forks, maybe a set of hair sticks, and whatever else I can do.
 
Here are some of the nifty items I came up with (some of them with help from Cassie!)
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Monday was not fun, though.  Post-con depression, and incredible tiredness.  I honestly don’t remember much of Monday except for some hazy details.  That aside, I think I finally managed to get a good nights sleep the past two nights (with like almost 9 hours or so of sleep lmao).  Either way…it’s been pretty productive, sewing wise.  I’ve gotten pretty far with Sarah’s pants, and shirt, and I even started drafting my patterns.
ImageImage Sara, modeling Sarah’s blouse and pants thus far.  (Yes, they are two different people.  Sara is my classmate, and Sarah is my boyfriend’s sister.  Lmao).
 
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Peasant Blouse, front and back on left; raglan peasant sleeve on right.  The sleeve can go to hell. D:<  It took me 2.5 hours, and about three screw ups before getting it to look that pretty.  I cut both of them in muslin too.  Completely forgot that this is a raglan sleeved top, so I have to cut out another sleeve (I usually can get away with one sleeve for fit….T__T)
 
That’s it for now everyone 😀
 
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Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Collection update, GoFundMe, and more

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.

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Pattern for the viking-esque blouse.

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Mock up of the blouse ready for trying on

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

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Vest in mock-up, minus collar (that was added this morning and this picture was taken last night)

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.

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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!

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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