pretty much half a year later and i am finally updating again. a lot has happened inbetween but the biggest thing on my pile of 'to-do' has finished and ended. the wedding was fun, short, sweet and simple. the dresses came out better than i thought despite the numerous hurdles and setbacks i ran into, but i still feel i could have done better. sadly, i was so busy being part of the wedding that i didn't take any pictures with my own camera or even phone...i have to wait on all the other people to post pictures or email them to me.
following the wedding, i had a week to make a new outfit for a dark alice in wonderland ball. after a Goodwill raid, fabric store raid and couple of pieces i already owned, i had myself a bloody white rabbit outfit. it was originally supposed to be a steampunk version, but the gears were giving my trouble so i found an old mask that was decorated with blood stains and then i went and bloodied my white vest. it was fun to wear and i was really proud of how it turned out. i decided that i do want to wear it again for halloween or any other october party that calls for dressing up. with that in mind, i will do a few more tweaks to the outfit to give it a better finish.
the next sewing project i have lined up for myself is for the swashbuckler's ball. the outfit i have planned was originally for last year but due to time constraints while working on everyone else's outfits, i just quickly made up a random outfit. this year, i am not making as many (if at all) outfits for others as most of the party i went with last year will not all be able to make it this year. the extra time i have gained will give me plenty of time to finish my own outfit.
there's also some other commissions i have lined up on the sewing side but that's still being ironed out on the details. aside from all the sewing stuff, i recently wrapped up another year for staffing at kumoricon. more attendees and still the same number of staff. we were all thoroughly exhausted. i want more team members for my maid squad for next year since we are doing 4 days instead of 3. still trying to figure out the best way to schedule for that so i can maximize working hours without making my team ragged and dead tired by the end. on the note about kumoricon, with the wedding out of the way, i have more time to do some short animations again. i plan on helping out kumoricon by making some really short animations to help promote the convention as well as recruiting staff (because we will really need it for 2014). here's hoping i don't keel over from lack of sleep (/^o^)/
Listening to: the hum and whirring of the printer