August 18th, 2005



This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen XD

But I'm also a huge dork. See the's geek tattoos section for other things that tickled me.
But yeah.. the UV Hellsing tattoo rocks.

I got some more work done on my commission today. If I wasn't so fed up with trying to evenly arrange the gathering on the tulle/net overskirt, I'd have the skirt finished by now. I put the zipper in the skirt already, though, and it turned out really well. I think it's one of my best zippers yet. I'm so happy with how it's turned out.
I think I need to get a new measurement on the top, though. I noticed there was a lot of extra fabric in the back of the top, so I tried it on. There's probably a good 4 inches of fabric just jutting out from the back. I was really hoping that I could mix/match two patterns with minimal tailoring, and I really thought I'd pulled it off until I tried it on >..<
Now, I want to get a back measurement to see if I can't cut a few inches off the back and make it fit better. I'm planning on putting a zipper in the top, so it's ok. I just don't know whether or not to make it separating. It goes from neck to lower back. Separating would be nice, but I'd have to have a perfect measurement. So, I'm thinking about making it maybe 9 inches down the neck. But if it's smallest at the waist, I'm not sure it'll even help. I dunno.
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Marriot can bite me :D

Ringo called today saying that the NDK hotel was not sold out, and that they were lying bastards.
I know that when I looked last time, there wern't any rooms. But lo and behold, today, there are rooms. So, I made a new reservation for all 4 nights we need, and cancelled the other one. I guess someone cancelled a reservation or somthing. I don't know. But whatever the case, it looks like the NDK trip is back on again. I have to check with Akuma and see whether or not he cancelled our airfare, though, because if he did, then we're still not going. I know we were fully planning on doing it, but I don't know if he'd gotten around to it yet or not.
This also means that I need to throw my ass into gear to try and finish all my Animefest stuff well before the con so I can think about NDK stuff. Otherwise, I'm making somthing ghetto.

I did pick up a pattern for my Kukaku halter when I went to Jo Ann's the other day. And I'm looking into just buying black hakama to save time. Since both costumes are FAIRLY simple, there's no reason not to make both. If I have time.

I may manage to get my commission 90% completed today, though. I was working on the skirt when Ringo called. The skirt is pretty much finished. I just need to slap some bias tape on the inside waistband seam, and hand-sew some closures on the waistband. I'll take photos of my happy zipper later. Emily is at Otakon right now, so I won't be able to get in touch with her about measurements until next week. XP This means I'm not sure I want to finish the top yet. In the mean time, however, there's still lots to do.

I'm feeling fairly productive, and fairly good about myself today, so I think I'll be able to get a lot done.
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