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11 July 2004 @ 07:44 pm
Sewing With Sakaki!  
I finally jived with my sewing machine, and mucho progress was thus made on Leaf this weekend. The yellow underdress is more or less done (minus the straps). The green overskirt has been cut out and I am assembling that now. I trimmed the wig, too ... it'll need some hairspray at con to give it the proper floof, but it will work, methinks.

Attempting to turn narrow tubes inside out for the straps just wasn't working for me, so now I really want green bias tape to make the edges of the straps look neater. Or maybe I'll just make 'em again and bigger, since I don't have green bias tape. Phooey. The green fabric, though nice, wants to be a shag rug sometimes. ::trim trim::

I've named my sewing machine Bobby, because loading the bobbin is a pain. Bobby also has a tendency to unexpectly come unthreaded on his top, which is rather annoying. I think he's got some issues he needs to work out, so I'll be there for him, if only out of necessity!

Zippers and I have a love-hate relationship. I love irons, though, and they love me.

7:02 p.m. Sakaki has just realized that she got the skirt confuzzled and has sewn up where the zipper is supposed to be. Oops.
7:25 p.m. Sakaki has finished ripping out all stitches. Reassembles, pins, and then realizes she hadn't screwed up in the first place. Oops.

I straightened my room yesterday, but you can't tell anymore. Haha.
Current Mood: better
Current Music: "Scattered Rain," Tsuneo Imahori
Liz: Deeeed!ladyaltara on July 12th, 2004 07:27 am (UTC)
Glad to see you're making progress, even if you step back and forth sometimes *snickers about the zipper*
I need to get motoring on our costumes, eh heh...
One Who Wanders: gorillafaceabiona on July 12th, 2004 05:39 pm (UTC)
This is my first project all on my own, so I'm like, two left thumbs (feet) ... I can tell which seam I did first, second, and so on ... they get straighter as I go. Hahahaha. XD;; As long as nobody looks at me with a magnifying lens and I don't go in for craftsmanship judging I think I'm ok. XD;
Christinacarnival_ending on July 12th, 2004 01:54 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to see it Abiona! ^_^;;; My sewing machine keeps trying to eat me. O.O
Fishkayay on July 12th, 2004 04:45 pm (UTC)
This reminds me of the story of the gal who cut all the taps off when she cut out her pattern then realized she couldn't figure out how to line the pieces up.
One Who Wanders: braindeadabiona on July 12th, 2004 05:25 pm (UTC)
Already been there done that! But experimenting with pinning works wonders. XD