So my sewing machine vomited thread all over my project. Other sewers probably know what I'm talking about, the machine sort of jams, like it gets a hiccup, and then when you turn over the fabric, there's all these loops and knots instead of neat stitches. I tried messing with the settings, re-threading the machine and the bobbin, changing the needle, and anything else I could think of before giving up and trying a different thread. Now I need to scrounge up my spare change and look for the "right" thread to buy.
Regardless of my machine hating me, I did manage to get some progress done. I finished both the shirt and vest for my Maid Yoko (TTGL) cosplay, and I started on the skirt. (I was working on the skirt when my machine threw a fit.) I decided the do large (five-inch) pleats on the skirt instead of trying to make it ruffled. I think the pleats look neater, and they give the same effect. I enjoy making pleats, it's simple and calming. I don't know why everyone else seems to hate them so much.
To finish the skirt, I need to hem the black part, make the second (white) layer, add lace to it, and add the zipper. After that, I need to make the red bow, the two hair bows, the apron, the wrist cuffs, the chopsticks, and whatever accessories I decide on. Pfft, and I thought this would be easy. It turned out to be a lot of work! Totally worth it though.
On the convention front, I finally made the facebook events for my and my boyfriend's Fanime 2012 panels. Check 'em out!
Magikarp: A History
Saturday, May 26th, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hit 'em with a Splash Attack! Join us for a look at the Pokemon Magikarp, learn about its history, stats, anime appearances, and more!
Rattata: Top Percentage
Sunday, May 27th, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
"My Rattata is so awesome..." Brought to you by the hosts of "Magikarp: A History", you may just figure out why Youngster Joey loves this purple rat so much.
And one more shameless plug for my fleece hats!
"Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt"
Cute fleece hats shaped like Pokemon, cats, and other characters! I also take requests!
Hats priced from $10 to $30, made to order, and shipped in about a week.