Friday, November 11, 2011

Orc! Not Shrek!

Took me longer than I thought, but here's a pic of the finished Orc costume with hubby inside it.  And no, he's not Shrek.  See his ears?  Those aren't Shrek ears.  :-)

From Scrapbook Photos

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Orc costume is done!!!!

The Orc costume is done!!!!  Burnt hand and all!  YAY!!!!!  Looks pretty good too.  Pics will come tomorrow or Saturday when hubby has the accessories and makeup on.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"Orc" is almost done

The Orc costume is almost done.  Tunic is complete and the breeches are all seamed up.  Just need to put the elastic in the waistband and "distress" the hem a bit.  Pics will be coming in a few days (want to get the full effect with the make up and everything).

Went to the plastic surgeon today.  Turns out the ER doc was wrong (according to the PS) - no 3rd degree burns, just bad 2nd degree burns.  Which is really good news - no need for skin grafts or anything like that.  Everything is healing up nicely and should continue to do so.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Look ma, no hands!

Hit a bit of a snag on my husband's Orc costume.  I burnt my left hand badly last week - 3rd degree burns on multiple fingers and on the pad of my palm.  Spent most of the week with my hand wrapped up in gauze.  You never realize just how handy a hand is until you have one that can't really be used - especially when it's your dominant hand. 

It's getting better now and I can use all of my fingers pretty well.  Well enough to get cracking on this costume anyway.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Orc Costume

The orc costume for my husband is going well.  I have the tunic all sewn together.  I just need to put some top stitching on the neck line, and some "fur" trim on the sleeves and hem.  Then I'll need to cobble together some "breeches" for him.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Got started on the orc costume yesterday.  I made hiking shirts for the family a few years ago.  I took the pattern tracing I used for my husband's shirt (Kwik Sew 3299) and altered it a bit.  Changed the neckline to be a deep v-line.  We'll use some leather lacing on that to lace it up.  Also added 7" to the length.  Just extended the original pattern down.  I'll probably put vents at the bottom of the side seams.  I've got the fabric cut out and the shoulder seams finished.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Getting back into the swing of things

Haven't been here in a while.  Haven't done much sewing in the last year.  I've worked a bit on a skirt for my sister - I think I've been "working" on it for about two years now.  Heh heh.

The last two years I've been spending my "free" time teaching others about sewing.  So I haven't had much time for it myself. 

I'm taking a break from the teaching though so I can better focus on home life and work.

So if all goes well, I'll be here a lot more often!

To start with, I have to make an orc costume for my husband.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

No Sewcation this Year

We finally seem to be coming out of the cold weather. We'll have at least one more cold snap before we're done, but for now, I'm just enjoying being warm. I hate the cold.

And the spring-like weather has my thoughts to sewing. I haven't gotten to do much in the way of sewing at all for quite a while now, and I'm missing it.

The last few years, I've taken a Sewcation - a week off from work just to sew. And normally I'd be starting the planning process for that.

But not this year. This year I'll have to skip it. :-(

I started a new job in December - which I absolutely love! But, I don't have enough time built up yet to take a week off. Nevermind that it would be kind of weird taking so much time off before I'd been there 6 months yet.

Next year though, DEFINITELY!!!!

And maybe between now and then, I can clear things off a bit and get back to it. I sure would like that.