pinksonia: (Black&White Doctor)
Well it took me awhile -- doesn't everything -- but here is the second half of my Gallifrey One round up. 

Saturday and Sunday )So I think that is it.  And it only took me a little over a week to get this all posted.  Now I can't wait for next year.  I may even get to be official con-ops for that convention, we'll see how it works out.  I'm not sure if I want to have to keep a radio on me all the time. 
pinksonia: (Black&White Doctor)
Well it took me awhile -- doesn't everything -- but here is the second half of my Gallifrey One round up. 

Saturday and Sunday )So I think that is it.  And it only took me a little over a week to get this all posted.  Now I can't wait for next year.  I may even get to be official con-ops for that convention, we'll see how it works out.  I'm not sure if I want to have to keep a radio on me all the time. 

Squee!

Feb. 27th, 2010 05:07 pm
pinksonia: (rose squee)
Paul Cornell took a picture of me dressed as Benny for his blog.  My con experience is complete!


In case you happen to be interested, my costume was based on
this promotional picture. 

Squee!

Feb. 27th, 2010 05:07 pm
pinksonia: (rose squee)
Paul Cornell took a picture of me dressed as Benny for his blog.  My con experience is complete!


In case you happen to be interested, my costume was based on
this promotional picture. 
pinksonia: (Noble)
Over the last couple of months I've developed a bit of a reputation around the office for wearing cute dresses.  Okay, so it may only be a reputation with Gina from Accounting, but she does comment on weather or not I'm wearing a dress every morning.  I have to admit that I like dresses (I refused to wear pants until I was around 10), but I tend to have a hard time finding things that fit well, particularly in the sun dress category. 

Long story short: I've got big boobs and a healthy desire for them not to be on display to all and sundry.  If that's a problem with ready made clothes, then it is just as much a problem with commercial patterns which are made with a B-cup in mind.  I am in no way a B-cup as evidenced by the Halloween costume of Donna's Fire's of Pompeii dress I tried to make - way more risque than what you remember from the episode I guarantee you.  So, I'm trying to teach myself pattern alteration.

Today I started trying to make this dress (the one in yellow) in a spring green color.  I've cut out the pattern pieces and am in the processes of cutting them all to shreds, pulling this way and that, attempting to add darts in the correct places.  I am of course using some tutorials for the process, not just randomly placing darts and hoping they come out correctly.  I'm starting to worry that I may have over compensated in the base size and that the whole garment will be too small.  I do plan to make a muslin - by bastardizing the fore mentioned Fires of Pompeii dress - so hopefully I'll be able to fix it if I did cut out the pattern too small.  Not that I know how to do that. 

pinksonia: (Noble)
Over the last couple of months I've developed a bit of a reputation around the office for wearing cute dresses.  Okay, so it may only be a reputation with Gina from Accounting, but she does comment on weather or not I'm wearing a dress every morning.  I have to admit that I like dresses (I refused to wear pants until I was around 10), but I tend to have a hard time finding things that fit well, particularly in the sun dress category. 

Long story short: I've got big boobs and a healthy desire for them not to be on display to all and sundry.  If that's a problem with ready made clothes, then it is just as much a problem with commercial patterns which are made with a B-cup in mind.  I am in no way a B-cup as evidenced by the Halloween costume of Donna's Fire's of Pompeii dress I tried to make - way more risque than what you remember from the episode I guarantee you.  So, I'm trying to teach myself pattern alteration.

Today I started trying to make this dress (the one in yellow) in a spring green color.  I've cut out the pattern pieces and am in the processes of cutting them all to shreds, pulling this way and that, attempting to add darts in the correct places.  I am of course using some tutorials for the process, not just randomly placing darts and hoping they come out correctly.  I'm starting to worry that I may have over compensated in the base size and that the whole garment will be too small.  I do plan to make a muslin - by bastardizing the fore mentioned Fires of Pompeii dress - so hopefully I'll be able to fix it if I did cut out the pattern too small.  Not that I know how to do that. 

pinksonia: (Alice)
    We finally got to go back in the field today.  Yeah.  Then it started to rain again at noon so we had to come back in.  Still it made all the difference.  There was action,  miles of walking, briars, and hills.  Lots and lots of hills.  I'm sure in a day or two I'll be back to complaining about briars making me bleed my own blood (incidentally the crew says that frequently, and I'm pretty sure they're quoting someone but I have no idea what it is)  and wishing the hill weren't quite so high and hilly.  But for today it was glorious! 

    Then I finished season (series?) 2 of (new) Dr. Who while reading lots of [livejournal.com profile] who_knits, so I predict that there will be some wrist warmers in my future.  Pretty and cabled!  As for the slightly closer future I almost have a back for the knitted chain mail, so only a front and two sleeves to go.  I suppose that means it's time to figure out how to adapt the sleeves so they're 3/4-length and pointy.  Also remind me never to knit with cotton twine from the hardware store ever again.  It twists up something fierce, so that after every row I have to stand up, hold the ball above my head, and allow the project to unwind.  It really breaks the crafty rhythm. 
pinksonia: (Alice)
    We finally got to go back in the field today.  Yeah.  Then it started to rain again at noon so we had to come back in.  Still it made all the difference.  There was action,  miles of walking, briars, and hills.  Lots and lots of hills.  I'm sure in a day or two I'll be back to complaining about briars making me bleed my own blood (incidentally the crew says that frequently, and I'm pretty sure they're quoting someone but I have no idea what it is)  and wishing the hill weren't quite so high and hilly.  But for today it was glorious! 

    Then I finished season (series?) 2 of (new) Dr. Who while reading lots of [livejournal.com profile] who_knits, so I predict that there will be some wrist warmers in my future.  Pretty and cabled!  As for the slightly closer future I almost have a back for the knitted chain mail, so only a front and two sleeves to go.  I suppose that means it's time to figure out how to adapt the sleeves so they're 3/4-length and pointy.  Also remind me never to knit with cotton twine from the hardware store ever again.  It twists up something fierce, so that after every row I have to stand up, hold the ball above my head, and allow the project to unwind.  It really breaks the crafty rhythm. 
pinksonia: (Default)
Ooo.  I think I've found my Halloween costume.  I just saw The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Susan's battle costume is just great.  I wonder where one gets three quarter length sleeves in chain mail,  not to mention the sweet leather corset. 
pinksonia: (Default)
Ooo.  I think I've found my Halloween costume.  I just saw The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Susan's battle costume is just great.  I wonder where one gets three quarter length sleeves in chain mail,  not to mention the sweet leather corset. 

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