It would be EASIER to glue this down with some fabri-tac, but it wouldn't look nearly as nice. And since these are being made to be sold, I don't want to try to get away with that. It would be CHEAPER (needle-wise) to hand-sew them. But seriously? Fuck that. It's faster with the machine, even when I have to hand-crank it, and the stiches are MUCH more even. But it's still pissing me off that I've broken multiple new needles on this crap. I don't think I have any new packs of needles laying around, and it's been a long time since I've purchased any, so I'm going to have to go back to Jo Ann's for more sewing needles. And probably more white ribbon. Each hat takes like 40-50 inches of ribbon, so the buy-the-spool stuff doesn't last very long. I thought materials wise, the lace was going to end up being more expensive, but the expense is really in the ribbon. XP
If I finish these 10 hats today, though, I can work on cat ears tomorrow. I don't think I'll get a whole lot done this week, though... since it's Matt's week off.
And Odin Sphere comes out tomorrow. Well, technically it shipped today, but it won't be in the store until tomorrow, so.. you know.
SMASH FAKE PLASTIC PEARLS! TO HELL WITH YOU!