WIP: January 2015

I’m bringing back the WIP posts this year! I tapered off towards the end of last year since I didn’t have as many projects to share. This year, I’m also going to add my commissions to these posts, since I don’t want to clutter your feed with just skirts and capes and bodysuits. What’s funny about this post is I actually took 2 weeks off of sewing this month thanks to the flu. I didn’t realize I made so much! First up:

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This photo blew up my tumblr feed. Uh, okay then.

Captain Marvel: 90% complete

Gah, I’m so excited for this! I nearly finished Captain Marvel at the end of December for a charity event, then I wound up getting the flu and couldn’t go 😦 This has definitely been the most intense bodysuit I’ve made to date. The bodysuit alone took close to 20 hours with all the seam matching, flat piping, and satin stitching.

tumblr_ninpgp4mBv1sxq29yo1_500I have a couple of different “looks” planned for Carol depending on weather and what cons I attend. For a more casual look, I altered an old bomber jacket and bought a lacefront alternative wig that matches Carol’s current hairstyle during Epic Cosplay‘s Black Friday sale. I was hoping to style this wig into a faux hawk, but Epic wigs don’t hold intense styling very well.

For the cons I that I want to go all out, I have a helmet in the works and flame fists (made using BelleChere’s fabulous tutorial!). I just got a Lulu from Arda that I’ll style into her mohawk with the helmet.

tumblr_nioq93XmPv1sxq29yo1_500All that’s left on this costume is finishing the flames, picking up my hip ornament and helmet, styling the wig, and adding buttons to the gloves. If you follow my social media, you already know that my new puppy got into my craft room and destroyed my original gloves. That dog is lucky he’s cute. Fortunately, he’s okay and didn’t do much damage otherwise. I can’t wait to share the final results with you guys!

tumblr_nirghf8DYO1sxq29yo1_500Belle: 5% complete

My friend Calliopunk over at Gone Catawampus convinced me to tackle Belle’s yellow ballgown. After some thought, I decided to switch up my lineup and tackle her for All-Con in March. Fortunately, I have a bit of a break on commissions this month, so I’m clearing out my calendar and focusing on Belle for the next several weeks.

Taking this project on does mean that my coat project is going on hold, but that actually works out for the best since it’s been in the 60s-70s here for the past few weeks. My fabric will still be there in the fall!

I decided to go with the animated film version with some fabric tweaks to give it more visual interest. Keep an eye out on my Instagram for lots of updates!

Commissions

IMG_1473Captain Cold and Squirrel Girl bodysuits

These were made for the lovely Taffeta Darling. The grey one is for Squirrel Girl and is made using Kwik Sew 3052 and matte gunmetal moleskin.

The blue and white one is for Captain Cold. It’s made from turquoise milliskin (sadly, no moleskin in the right color) and white stretch vinyl. To make the side panels, I made a mock-up of Kwik Sew 3052 and marked out the sections while my client was wearing it. Then, I just transferred those markings to my paper pattern. I’m pretty pleased with this one, and it was great practice for an upcoming Stephanie Brown Batgirl commission!

10897002_915144441830239_2740613933801006070_nRobin Cape

This was a quickie day project. Basically, it’s a black and yellow cape for Chaks Productions made of broadcloth. It attaches to his suit with velcro. Yay capes! This photo is pilfered from his page.

bustle frontSteampunk Alice Bustle Skirt

Ah, the lovely Simplicity 1819. I definitely griped about this skirt a lot in my last post, but it wasn’t too bad of a project!

What’s on your craft table right now?

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21 thoughts on “WIP: January 2015

    1. Haha, thanks! In my experience, cosplay sewing always looks a lot shinier and in the realm of the fantastic than day-to-day wear. They’re very eye-grabbing! I do need to set aside time and make some regular garments again soon. I love your Dahlia dress and Yasmin skirt, btw.

  1. Belle’s dress has been my favoruite Disney princess dress since the first time I saw the film. Really looking forward to seeing you version of it, and one year I will make my own.

    I haven’t sewn anything since Halloween, but right now my daughter and I are sewing a fairy costume for her. She’s designed it, picked the fabric, cut out the pieces and pinned it together. I’m on the side consulting. Also she can’t reach the peddle of the sewing machine, so I’ll be heping with that part too.

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