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Spring Break….Success?

In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.”

-Mark Twain
I can say that is fairly accurate here in Wisconsin.  It went from like 40s, to below 0 weather in less than 24 hours.  It appears Mother Nature is having some pretty rough menopause this Spring, compared to other years.
 
Crazy weather aside, I would consider this spring break actually pretty successful.  Of course I wasn’t on top of things to get all the step-by-step pictures that I usually do, but I get side-tracked pretty easily.  I was able to fit Cassie’s basic blocks, draft a jodhpur pant and mad scientist coat (only the top half) from those.  Also drafted a sleeve pattern from scratch and hoped for the best when I enlarged the pattern for a coat.  Tried on patterns again, made adjustments.  Just need to transfer them to my patterns and then I’m good to go.  Although it took me until my last day of break, I finally got the buttonholes sewn on the Sky Captain coat.  Woooo!

I have discovered that Under the Gunn is my new guilty pleasure show (aside from Kill la Kill and Bones right now).  It is incredibly amusing to watch, especially when I feel like procrastinating on everything 😀

 
KitsuneKon is sooooo close now.  I can’t wait to go.
 
And holy crap it’s 11PM already.  Guess I’ll make this a quick post and finish up with pictures!
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1.) Top Left: Buttonholes on the coat
2.) Top Right: Necklace for a friend to be sold at KitsuneKon
3.) Bottom left: Hair clips for a friend to be sold at KitsuneKon
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Posted by on March 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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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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