Monday, 28 October 2013

Procrastination come at us!

So while this weekend has been super productive we still procrastinated! Through the week our house mate decided (after a week of watching RuPaul's Drag Race) that he wanted to do Halloween in drag as Marina and the Diamonds! And he wanted us to make the costume!!! YAYYY

Saturday got off to a great start, we got to sleep in, got up about 11 (was superb) then after a coffee and a suitable amount of wake up time we chucked some clothes on and went over to Box Hill. First stop was Spotlight we needed to get needles for the machine and some fabric for Marina's dress. In true Spotlight form we waited about 10 or so minutes to be served, after that we picked up some groceries and had a coffee. Lucky us got the oh so pleasant company of a drunken fellow who insisted on sitting with us while we had our coffee -_-

This is when the procrastination sets in. When we got home i reckon we had about 3 hours of doing nothing which put a real delay on Marina. We started our sewing with the vest for Cyndi which we decided to make out of an old pair of denim jeans (we'll put up a post later in the week about how the old jeans became a vest). We then moved on to Marina which is now almost completed no thanks to its fair share of procrastination. Long story short we went to bed at 3am which kind stuffed our plans up for Sunday.

Sunday we were planning to go to a vintage fashion market called “Round She Goes” but as we did not go to bed until 3am we didn't wake up until 1pm. With all our might we tried be be there by 3pm (when it closes) but unfortunately it just did not happen, never mind though as the next one being held is on the 8th of December in Moorabbin. Because we were already in the city we decided we would go for a coffee and a window shop in Brunswick, which was really lovely, we had not explored much of that side of the city until today...and then we came home, the end.
L. & J xx

Monday, 21 October 2013

Procrastination, no where to be found...

What a productive weekend we've had OMG! We started off with plans to get so much done but since we know ourselves we pretty much accepted that us the masters of procrastination would indeed procrastinate all weekend, but actually quite the opposite!

First of all Saturday we had to get up early (which we don't do) but we did! Anyway we got up and headed into the city for a morning of Halloween shopping and what a morning, we got pretty much everything we needed, make up, under garments, hair stuff and SHOES!!! We even had time for a coffee before we decided we better come home and start some sewing.

By the time we got home it was about 2pm, we procrastinated for about an hour and then got into the costumes. First off the block was Madonna. After cutting out some black cotton drill for the waist band, we then started the oh so fun task of cutting the width of our tulle into 3 pieces, equalling 20meters of cutting and 30 meters of length, so what we have is 30meters of tulle. We're only planning on using 20 but if we need tothere is a left over 10 to use. Instead of doing individual layers that you would pre gather first. What we've come up with to try and make the work easier and quicker (as it is a costume, we'll wear once), we have started at the hem of the waist band and are spiralling the lengths of tulle up the waist band and gathering as we go.
You've probably realised by now, that yes, we're making a tutu, a black tutu :P Now from what we can tell from searching Google and Youtube Madonna never really wore a tutu as such, the most tutu like we can find is her Like A Virgin era where she's wears the bridal get up but we found countless fancy dress costumes of Madonna to have tutus and quite frankly when you think of Madonna in the 80's you think tutu. Why is that? In fact if anyone knows where this image burnt into peoples brains has come from please let us know, we welcome the feedback.
Now we're onto Cyndi for this costume we've based the structure of the bodice of the dress off Simplicity2917 pattern, however we have changed the neckline and removed the centre back seam. For the skirt we have used 3 meters of fabric in a rectangle and gathered it at the waist line to fit the bodice and on top of that we have used five meters to add an extra frill along the hem of the skirt. The finishing touch on our dress was adding three horizontal white stripes comprising of eleven meters of self cut and ironed (urgh!) white cotton along the bottom of the skirt.
Can anybody guess which Cyndi look we've been inspired by?
Anyway it is getting quite late and we're rather tired so we will finish this here and say goodnight, “Goodnight”.
L. & J. xx