Just a quick update here. Well, I say quick. It may not be, depending on how things pan out and how much I have to say...

I've decided to give up on the Cosplay. I know I still have time left... lot's of time, but I've got school coming up and I'm worried that this may take up time I could and should instead spend on homework and revision and the like. I haven't made as much progress as I had planned, and I'm unlikely to get it finished, either. So, I think it's for the best. I would give anything to have the time to get it done, but time is precious and I can't waste it on this costume when there are more important things I need to focus on. It's a shame, I know, but for my own sake, it has to be done... 


For trolling you all...

Nah, just kidding. (Trololololo) I'm not giving up yet! I've barely even started! XD
Anyway, on to the real point of this post. I'm planning on ordering this Sewing Pattern: http://butterick.mccall.com/b3072-products-180.php

It contains both a Jacket, Short Trousers and a Waistcoat. However...

Both the Jacket and The Waistcoat are different from the actual costume in the show. I could just make them like they are... but that would be far too easy.

Basically, I'll have to alter the pattern to fit my needs. That will likely include removing the flaps at the back of the coat, altering the chest area so that it meets in the middle, taking the sides in a bit to that they stop further back than the pattern demonstrates, and alter the neckline, as well as removing the collar. I may also have to move the pockets slightly back to account for these alterations.

On the waistcoat, all I'll need to do is alter the neckline, alter the bottom, and make it a bit shorter - and bingo.

All this may sound nigh on impossible, however, I can imagine it may actually be fairly easy to do.
All I need to do is resize and shape the pattern I'm given, and test it out with paper (either on my body, or a mannequin-thing (Lady De Temps - this is where some assistance may be necessary)) and adjusting it till it fits and looks right. All I need to do now is work out which size pattern I need to get...

Until tomorrow, wher hopefully I will have ordered something! *Fingers Crossed*


The Illuminator
08/25/2013 3:10pm

You little bitch.

~The Valeyard's Mime Army (Mod)
08/25/2013 3:21pm

Language SF! XD
And yes, I'm totally evil...
*Runs away cackling*

08/26/2013 9:04am

You can still cosplay...just choose something more achieveable in the time frame. Something you can make from stuff you can buy on the internet. Like one of the doctors? Or companions?
I'd like to do a full on clara bustle era dress form crimson horror...but that's not acheivable for me in the timeframe...my timelady outfit is. ;)

08/26/2013 9:07am

Right...don't do that again...totally fell for it. :p

Anyway I reccommend tracing off the pattern when it arrives (I use baking paper from 99p shop) and then experiment with altering that and pin fit it.

08/27/2013 4:33am

You little... sod!

09/12/2013 11:43pm

I thought that was true at the start.


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