Sewing Projects

My attitude towards cosplay and sewing has changed within the last year or so. I’m much more pro ‘doing things properly’ than I used to be, you know, taking the time to finish off your seams, that kind of thing. And I think it’s proved – at least for me – by winning a judge’s award last year, for my Midnight Mauve dress which was the first cosplay I really took to heart ‘doing it right’. And just before I go on any further I would like to say, of course there is no real right or wrong way to do cosplay! But I think putting that extra care and attention in really makes all the difference.

Even more recently, I’ve found myself following various sewing or crafting blogs and is giving me loads of ideas of things to make. I’ve still got some cosplay things to do for Kitacon, but I’m going to try to weave in some other non-cosplay sewing. It might be that I don’t have time to do any of these until after the wedding, but a girl can dream! Here’s a few of the ideas I’ve seen lately that I’m planning to make for myself.

Flora dress – By Hand London
This is one of the first things I came across on my sewing blog venture. I love both the lace and the asymmetrical hem so I’ll probably make it much like you see in the photo!

Carolyn pyjamas – Closet Case Files
Because who doesn’t love a comfy pair of pyjamas? Plus, I like the idea of doing something a little different. I’d never need to make pyjamas for cosplay.

Vogue pattern V8766
I really want to introduce more dresses into my wardrobe, and frankly, the lace spoke to me again.

Vogue pattern V8877
Surprise surprise, more lace. I have a thing for lace clearly. I just like the contrast of it against the solid fabric.

Messenger Bag
I saw this after having though about getting a new bag, so why not make it myself? I’m very tempted to make this out of some leatherette I have lying around, but if not, I love the combination of grey and yellow here.

Work in Progress Bags
Something I’ve actually made a start on! I love finding new ways to store my cosplay, and I will eventually find a way that sticks. But I love the idea of being able to hold all the bits and pieces for one specific cosplay together. I have a WIP one of these at the moment which I’ll finish soon. Eventually, I’d like to have enough bags to hold all my work in progress cosplays (so that’s probably about 5 at any given time) and then some smaller ones for smaller projects or travelling.

Hopefully I’ll get some of these done in the next few months, and I’ll of course post up my progress.

Apologies for the lateness of this post as well. To make up for it I’ll do an extra one next week, how about that? =)


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