...and this time, it's not a fic (even though it probably should be).
So I didn't even get to the Roslin suit this weekend. The consolation is that I got a lot
done on my Galactica uniform. This whole project has been quite the learning experience for me thus far. It's probably why it took me this long to get this far; a seasoned pro would be able to whip this out a lot faster, I think. Ah well.
Roll that beautiful bean footage...The overall glamour shot, complete with pinned-on buttons.
It's not completely ironed, and I'm still lacking a few things, but I'm pretty happy with the overall progress. A closer shot of the button placket, complete with piping.
Still not the color I want for piping, but it will do. Maybe on version 2.0, I'll be able to find the gray wool or twill that I wanted.And a closer look at the patch pocket that took me a few hours to finish.
I'd started by doing a cut-out, but decided that, as fray-tastic as the wool was, it was probably easier to do a pleat instead. So I did. And this was the result.
So, overall, not perfect; more than passable. Especially, I think, for someone who has only really been back sewing for about a year. I'll just be glad when I finish -- I'll get my evenings back, and be able to make level 70 on my warlock. ::taps veins::
That is, of course, beside the enormous sense of accomplishment, finishing two projects inside of a month. =)
ETA: It also wouldn't take me so long if I weren't so much of a "gifted student" -- i.e. the person who waits until the last minute to complete a difficult project, and then is a perfectionist about it. This was a profile they developed of the gifted program students in our county while I was still in HS. It was the one thing all of us in the program had in common. Unfortunately, it's also a trait that has haunted me most of my life.
Who me? Sewing until midnight on 27 August? I was really hoping to avoid that this year...