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Cosplay Plans: Phase 4 Part 2

Sailor Collar

Yes! More progress has been made!

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Ready for ironing

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Using the seam gauge and a piece of soap for marking

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Twill tape basted on. Nina even mitered the corners. 🙂

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My not-so-straight sewing on of the twill tape. T^T

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Pinning the front and back pieces together.

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Sewn, trimmed and pressed!

“…I’m not resewing that.” My words to my sister Maru when we realized that we forgot to add the darts in the shoulders of the collar. The pattern online didn’t call for it, however we had added it to based on how the paper pattern was acting and the fabric was behaving in a similar way.

To do the darts properly, I would need to tear out all my stitching sans the twill tape. Since I personally don’t like how close to the edge my twill tape ended up being… I would want to redo that as well. So no. No. No, No. NO.

I know a lot of cosplayers wouldn’t hesitate to tear it out but since I’m such a n00b with sewing, Youmacon being only a month away, having a full time job as well as rushing to finish convention stock this is not feasible. Each sewing appointment has to accomplish something and this is a relatively minor point when the rest of my cosplay isn’t done. As my sister pointed out, who is really going to look at the squiggly stitches? They are going to have a lot more interesting things to look at.

So yay! Progess!

Cosplay Progress

Slowly but surely!

Milestones!

Today WordPress officially told me I have 100 followers, so yay! Thank you everyone!!! Secondly today was my 6 year anniversary on WordPress.com! Woot! Thirdly today marks my 4 year anniversary of moving out and lastly I have reached my 90 days at my new job! 😀 😀 😀

Today was definitely a day for celebrating, so I extended my Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/everythingannashop) coupons through September 30th! Pick up your adorable Tako today! Free domeestic shipping: WPF100; $3.00 off $10 purchase: WPF100I

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Dreamworks Turbo

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This evening, my redheaded siblings and I went to see Turbo at MJR Allen Park. It was so funny!
Turbo is about a little snail who has big dreams of racing and one day after a freak dousing of nitro is transformed into a speed machine! Complete with car alarm, headlights and a stereo system, Turbo is ready for big things!
Overall it was really well done and we can’t wait to add it to our DVD collection!

Snackage – The Delightful Yan Yan

Today when I had the munchies I pulled out my stash of Yan Yan!

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Yan Yan in Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry~! :3

Purchased from my local grocery store for $1 each, Yan Yan is a Japanese stick snack that you dip into frosting and has some nonsensical words/sayings on the cookie sticks. There are more variations and flavors of this snack than what I was able to find, but you can learn more about Yan Yan on Wikipedia or by typing it into your favorite web browser. 🙂

Happy Snacking!