Finished the doll. My paper pattern I thought was working just fine ended up too small in the neck so everything was wonky. At that point I’d already made the two stupid dresses for it and I was not committed enough to make them all over again after I adjusted the pattern to the correct proportions.
However I apparently WAS committed enough to spend four hours making the stupid doll a tiny little corset to cinch her waist in the half a centimeter it needed to be to make the dresses fit friggin’ perfectly.
That’s a mid-completion pic, checking the fit. I didn’t have any grommets or eyelets small enough so I just poked holes in three layers of fabric and called it good. It’s a doll, she’s not going to be bending and moving around……..I don’t think. *eyes doll* Behold the red pen line where I made a guide for setting yarn hair and then ignored it completely!
Ashley picks this thing up Saturday and then it will live over at her house while she practices hand-sewing. Going to make several different patterns for her to try.
I was SUPER stressed about what costume to wear to work today, because of the environment I work in a lot of my co-workers are much older than me, so I wasn’t sure how intensely they did Halloween. So imagine if I, the newbie, show up in FULL Sailor Moon and everyone else is just wearing cat ears? (Feelin’ like Elle Woods at that one party, right?)
EVEN STILL I’ve been Usagi for Halloween the last like three years in a row so it felt sad to leave her behind this year. So I opted instead to wear Snow White this year, as it was a cute costume and still pretty simple.
AS I WAITED FOR THE BUS HOME FROM WORK, a bus later than the one I wanted actually, a guy came up beside me to wait for the same bus I was
THE ONLY OTHER REAL COSTUME I SAW ALL DAY AND HE WAS AT THE FRIGGIN BUS TERMINAL DRESSED AS TUXEDO MASK
Basically what I’m saying is, we’re gonna get married