My progress is slower than that of a snail's who has been thaught the art of sewing, but I can not do anything about it. I currently work 38-43h a week, I have 6h of Latin weekly and I have to sleep 8-6h each night or else I'm useless the whole day. But despite that, I think my costume is coming around nicely.
Lace sewing is something I had never tried before. I watched some youtube tutorials and voila, I was ready for it. And to be honest, it was much easier than I thought. It was really just finding good lace and sewing it on. The only thing which bothers me, is that it takes AGES. I have finished about 1/3rd of the sewing but at what cost? It took me more than 5 hours to complete the 1/3rd. I would love to ask Matthias to do this but he hates hand sewing and I think he would throttle me if I'd as him to sew the lace apron...
I also made a picture of a ghost...on the left side. No, probably only bad light. So, you see the bottom parts is all ready and the right and top part aren't. So much left. And I will probably need 2x5h. Can somebody hand me Hermione's time-turner please? Then I can study for latin, work on my cosplay and go to work at the same time.
I made a mock up bodice a while ago and had to redo it several times because I was not satisfied with it. This is then the final version of it. I made it out of dark green velvet and it fits over my corset. I thought about handsewing because velvet tends to be super slippery but I am not sure if I should...and if I have time.
The velvet is really dark green and in bad light it can look black too. It is a wonderful colour. The picture above was take yesterday in the evening with a lamp.
The picture underneath is with natural light from today in the morning before I went to work.
Have a nice week,