I'm Laura. I am female, 31, a gamer, a bookworm, a knitter, a spinner, a tatter, pierced, tattooed, musical, vehemently geeky and occasionally ineptly artistic.


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I think I'm getting ahead of myself

Posted at 08 Oct 2008 10:22:45 AM

Projects currently on my plate:

* Bodice. Have I mentioned that this is still not done? Seriously, least-intensive sewing project of all time, and I'm a lazy bastard. This is mostly because once I hit a snag in something I put it away for fear of ruining it, and the snag in this case probably resulted from my seaming the front and back pieces together instead of having the thing lace up both the sides AND back. Long story short, the side seams are designed straight, and the lacing is supposed to account for my *ahem* feminine curves. However, in a brilliant move of dumbassery that not even the muslin I actually made accounted for, I didn't realize that perfectly straight seams will result in my looking like a toilet paper roll. So now I get to fix it somehow.

EDIT: Done! Pics are here.

* Dog bed. I found an adorable idea online that doesn't -look- like it'll be too hard (google for 'dachshund cave bed'). Seems like I can find a comfy pillow and sew a cover for it - the bottom out of something heavy, the top out of sherpa fleece. Then it'll just need an appropriately-sized 'tent' for it, sewn into the top seam along about 3/4 of the circle.

Alternatively, I could make it square and use one of our/a new bed pillow, resulting in a sort of sleeping-bag contraption that I've seen online as well.

The tricky part'll be where to put the zipper seam, so we can wash the darn thing.

EDIT:: Done! Pictures here and here!

* Fishtail skirt. This one's on the back burner until I can find a pattern for it. You wouldn't think it would be difficult, but it is! Mermaid, no problem (if I was a size 16 and wanted it loose and floaty). Size 4-6 bodyhugging fishtail? Can't be had for love nor money. I actually have an alchemy request on Etsy right now, begging someone to PLEASE make me a pattern for this silly thing.

I'm just not good enough to contrive one up, and to be honest I don't even know where I'd begin. The skirt on Kate's Clothing is so perfect, but it's upwards of $80-$90 including shipping. There's one on etsy too, but aside from being not my size it's also $80. Yikes, people! Just tell me how to make the damn thing already!

A couple of easy skirts a la eternalmagpie's tutorial here. I've picked up some black satin and a truly kickass sheer red & black print, and have some neat black & embroidered flower netting at home. I may do a rolled waistband with elastic in it, rather than a wide lingerie elastic band.