ALL my costumes have been going so slow this year 😦 it’s always one thing or another, and when nothing is happening I’m hit with a excutiating case of laziness.
It seems I can’t get anything done.
After getting sick at the end of last year, then getting lazy, then my dog getting sick… And me not doing anything besides stay next to him cuddling when I was home… I completely stopped work on my shadows trooper!
Then when I was inspired I decided to work on Zarina for Connecticon.
I did have plenty of time to finish it…. But got busy with working extra hours, events almost every weekend… And just working on it in between.
Then a full weekend of sewing was ahead of me 2 weeks ago and I got sick again and barely got out of bed.
Life does get in the way… One way or another and it sucks!
But this past weekend I did work a lot on it.
Here are some progress pictures.
I’m using the same pattern I’ve seen people using for Princess Ana’s top. It’s a nice pattern and I like it because it seems to be long enough to not be popping out from under the belt. Some corset patterns are sort of short, no idea why. But this one is great!!!
I love this fabric too! I got it at Joann’s and honestly I only got it because I had 2 really good coupons, cause this one was way over my budget!
The fabric was super nice but that meant I had to make my own bias tape! It was sort of a pain cause to actually make it you have to use an iron, and I can’t iron it straight on the fabric! I used a piece of tissue paper and went very slowly to not melt it.
Sure, of course, because I rather do everything the slow way, I hand sewed the back of the bias tape just to make sure it was perfect and nice looking! Lining and channels for the boning. I’m using plastic ones on this. I know it’s not the most indicated, but I’m using the steel ones I have left on the new Wonder Woman corset I made. I definitely wear Wonder Woman way more than ANYTHING else I have so it needs a really good upgrade. And honestly I didn’t want to spend money on more steel boning!
Unfortunately I had to spend more money on the plastic ones lol I thought I had enough but ran out of it. It was already Sunday afternoon… Weekend almost over.
So I just put the eyelets on the back and was done for the weekend.
I have a week off coming up so I am hoping I can finish everything. Otherwise Zarina will not show up at Connecticon 😦