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Sewing Sunday: Rose Edition

FIGHT!!!   And how.

The goal.

So last year I was talked into doing Rose from Street Fighter for a cosplay group for DragonCon.  Seemed like a straightforward costume except at the time I got started late and ran into some pattern/sewing issues that stopped me dead in my tracks.  Needless to say, Rose didn’t happen for D*Con ’10.

Fast forward a year and its time again.  Sarie Vs Rose      FIGHT!!!

I got out a nearly forgotten bag of fuchsia fabric with hints of purple and yellow bits and set it before me.  The first step was to figure out what the heck I was doing last time.

Lets not forget the pain of pressing fabric that has been stacked in a bag for a year.

So I get everything sorted and pressed and thought to start with something simple.  Just sew some darts, no problem.  I was prepared this time.

Michelob Ultra Fancy Flavors (tm)

Things seemed to be going well, but then it happened.  I got to the exact same place I was at last year that I got stuck at.  I even found the last seam that gave me fits last year, still a mess, intact in the bottom of the bag.  This year would be different, I would figure this out.  It would be mine.

I was wrong.  Boy, was I wrong.

Butthole armpit.

I tried every single trick I knew.  Every way to do the thing, I tried.  I tried following directions, I tried making up my own directions, I started from different ends of the seam, I started from the middle of the seam, I made marks, I clipped curves, I did everything and no matter which way I tried, there was an armpit butthole.  Frustrated doesn’t begin to describe the increase in shithate I feel now for Vogue patterns.  I can’t exactly start over, all the Rose colored fabric is already cut for this inane pattern.   I’m starting to feel like here ends my foray into cosplay.  Probably for the best.

K.O.

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2 responses »

  1. You need to email Sue on Facebook…she’ll have an idea!

    Reply

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