Tuesday, January 20, 2015

First projects of 2015!

My birthday / Christmas gift from my brother was 6 yards of Harley Quinn fabric from Spoonflower! His only request was that I make something that he could see me wear, and not just something like pajamas.  So with an upcoming trip to Florida to see my grandmother, I got to work!

I apparently like tight deadlines lol

FABRIC! Which is actually more orange and black than red and black, but at least it's a very red orange.

Trying to decide on a pattern. The left one won!
Starting the bodice!
And the skirt!
 I ended up having to go to the store for a zipper, buttons and facing fabric.

Putting it all together!
Almost there! Facings, buttons and hem to go!

Just needs buttons!

 Dress was finished in under a week, with time to spare before my trip! Then I wore it to an NXT event...

And met Finn Balor (Prince Devitt), Charlotte, and Hideo Itami (KENTA)!

AND met my FAVORITE!!! Sami Zayn!!

Second 2015 project? Taking in my Sami Zayn shirt so it actually fits:

2015 Sewing Plans - Post the Second

Dear friends, do you ever just not FEEL it? For example, this year's to do list is full of awesome stashbusting, historical sewing! And I feel like doing pretty much NONE of it.

So what's a seamstress to do?

Rewrite the to do list!

I'm pretty sure that what I actually end up sewing will be a mixture of the two, but c'est la vie! So in no particular order:

  1. I do still want to do Civil War, so first up are the undergarments! Corset, hoops, chemise, drawers, and petticoat.
  2. Then I'll tackle the clothes.  Probably the cream plaid dress to start, then maybe a ballgown. Or maybe a Garibaldi blouse and skirt.
  3. Blue leggings that have been started.
  4. A winter dress with sleeves would be nice.
  5. A dress for my little cousin Briella. This should be fun!
  6. I should probably make myself an Easter dress. Maybe from the blue plaid I have in my stash. I was going to do something historical with it but...
  7. 1930s vest to  match my 1930s Star Wars skirt. Probably a nice black cotton, with the Star Wars print as the collar and belt. Yellow lining, and yellow buttons. Or the reverse, yellow vest, black lining and buttons...
  8. I have a yard of a fancy gold fabric, I'm thinking a pencil skirt for SES. It doesn't quite match my airship uniform, but if I wore my black bustle apron...
  9. I really want a new denim skirt.
  10. I have leftover Harley Quinn fabric from another project (posting about that next!) so I'd like a skirt out of that as well. Maybe do another 1930s skirt and vest combo.
  11. I need to work on my quilting. I have two current projects and I'd also like to do some Civil War era blocks. I also have a quilt commission I should work on...
  12. Retro style swimsuit
  13. Winter coat
  14. 1940s blouse and trousers.
  15. New drindl blouse, I'll need that before Oktoberfest.
So a couple major projects, but a lot easier than the previous list. :D

2014 Finished Projects - Final

I'm a little behind but here's what I made last year!

  • Complete Regency ensemble from the skin out, including a reticule.
  • 18th century stays, bum pad and petticoat
  • Two Clifford the Big Red Dog aprons for my father and brother.
  • Ohio State University pajama pants for my cousin.
  • Commissioned jacket for a friend's Elizabeth from Bioshock cosplay.
  • Edwardian corset, drawers and chemise. Officially finished the corset with some hooks and eyes in early May. Chemise was finished around mid May, and everything was from the stash! Well, kinda, I did buy the batiste for the project but it was purchased ahead of time so...but the lace and pattern were stash.
  • Easter dress
  • Airship Archon uniform corset version 1.0
  • Some repairs: Replaced all the ties in my lobster tail bustle in early May. Fixed my skirt and petticoat for the airship uniform with closures and wrist loops, mid May-ish. Fixed a couple issues with my Governess bodice, mid May.
  • Airship Archon uniform corset version 2.0.
  • White petticoat.
  • Silver, red and black wash overskirt.
  • Gold polonaise and matching hat band. Original and repaired.
  • Steam casual sundress and matching hat band.
  • Summer scrub top for my mom.
  • Several new things for summer vacation: black and red striped wrap circle skirt, train skirt, Audrey Hepburn skirt, funky kimono sleeved dress
  • Halloween scrub top for my mom. Purchased fabric, stash pattern.
  • Victorian swimsuit, purchased everything. Finished before Teslacon.
  • Some improvements to steampunk Harley Quinn pre-Teslacon.
  • Elephant baby quilt for a friend, all purchased.
  • Grey and black plaid jumper, purchased everything.
  • Star Wars print 1930s skirt, purchased everything.
  • Knit tunic, stash pattern, purchased fabric.
  • New Christmas scrub top for my mom, stash pattern, purchased fabric.
  • Repaired another Christmas scrub top for her, purchased fabric.
  • Christmas pajamas for me! Purchased fabric, stash fabric and buttons. 
  • Those darned purple leggings that took me like a year to finish. Stash pattern and elastic, purchased fabric. Finished mid December.
  • Christmas dress and huge 1950s petticoat, purchased zipper, fabric and petticoat netting, stash pattern and thread. Finished mid December.
Less than 40 projects last year, but several of those were pretty involved (Regency ensemble, Victorian swimsuit, Edwardian undergarments, etc).

On to 2015!!