Sunday, February 23, 2014

Titan success and Gallifrey - L

First, and most important, transfer paper works!  Mostly.  Well, yes, it does.  My craptastic painted Survey Corp logos are bound for the trash heap.  I'm a LOT better with an exacto knife than a paint brush.  But remember kids, images must be reversed!  Only made that mistake once.  Out of two images.  Here they are, ironed to muslin, then heat bond to the jacket.  The offspring decided they looked more like 'patches' that way.   The pictures are poor because I made the nugget get up at dawn for pics.  Next up for this costume is the 3D maneuver gear.  Thank you Ms Kurtz!  You are a life saver!!

And I spent the weekend at Gallifrey.  So much fun.  Everyone so nice.  And this year I wore the same outfit as last year, but caved into peer pressure and entered the masquerade.  I got the Fierce Stitching award!  Pretty awesome considering my truly horrific stage fright and the really stiff competition.  The workmanship judges are serious costumers and gave me a serious going over and quiz.  So I earned this one.  And, let's face it, Dr Who fans are the most inclusive in the world, so I had no reason to fear.  It's just like seeing a giant nasty spider in the bathroom.  I can't help being afraid.

Also work progresses on the 40 costumes for the play.  The basic framework and main fabric for the onion and brussel sprout are done.  I want to try them on the kids really quickly before I finish them.  Next task for the play is sizing up the cat suit pattern for 5 different kids.  With any luck, I will have some volunteers to actually sew them together.  Then the centaur, the slice of cake and the jar of mayonnaise.  Am saving the carrot and banana for last.


  1. Yay! Congratulations on your award! Wish you'd entered last year when I did. Hanging out in the green room and making friends with everyone was so much fun!

  2. I would not have remembered to reverse the image either, but would have made the reversed image the one I used. I am mean and lazy; you are good and kind.

    What the hell is this play: the sandwiches and their friends? Just when you think you've seen it all...That leaves out the centaur. Left the long tubular frames for last...I vote for inflatable!

    The public demands photos and at least some summary of the plot. you can put blue dots over their faces to preserve the actors' internet privacy.

    At this moment, I am not sewing an Elmer Fudd 'What's Opera Doc?" costume for the Emerald City Comic Con. I am going in my dalek suit with my goddaughter in a tardis dress. She gets the sonic, I get the plunger and paint roller. Her father will just have to be sorry he didn't Fudd.

    1. I will post pictures of the play costumes as I make progress. I'm not sure what it's about because the kids write it, but I know it has something to do with bacon and mad scientists, giant evil foodstuffs and animals, all reported on by a roving news crew.
      And Dalek pics, or it didn't happen!,