Well, the year is in full swing now and the costuming is stacking up. After two weeks of hanging in the balance for Jury Duty, I am finally starting to get my life back on track. After the unfortunate job loss last year (just in time for Christmas no less), I need to find something to do with my life. I tossed around some ideas but in the end keep coming back to loving being a government employee in a support role that I leave behind when I go home at the end of the day. While I do love being a makeup artist, it's just not something feasibly that I can do on a full time basis and support myself. At the end of the day, I need some other form of employment from 9 to 5, Monday to Friday. Good news is though, government jobs are coming up and I am applying for them. They are even advertising for positions at the new office building which will be at the old University just a 10 minute walk from my home. That's what you call a dream job location.
All this has meant though, that at the moment I really need to be careful with my spondoolies. Which does tend to equal trying to use fabric that I already have. (I just need to avoid fabric stores). The only pieces of fabric that I have bought of late have been for upcoming projects that I have absolutely nothing for - mainly character creations. I've been really proud of myself so far in that all of my historical and vintage creations have come directly from what I already own. I have also tried to get ahead of myself for the year 'cause I just know that once I go back to work, I won't have anywhere near as much sewing time.
I have a few projects currently on my sewing machine:
I am making some new dresses to wear to work once I have a job - both vintage print and fun print fabric, as in Disney prints and some of the great stuff that I brought back from Japan.
2. Stargate Flight Suit
Not much "making", but I do have patches to sew on. My brother and I are doing some new uniforms for Gold Coast Supanova in April.
3. I Dream of Jeannie - Sister
As Barbara Eden will be at Supanova, I decided that it is finally time to make my I Dream Of Jeannie costume. I have been collecting the fabric for about 4 years now, so it is about time. There's quite a bit to make, including custom dying shoes, hat making, wig and painting a bottle.
From an Anime that my Anime group is currently watching through, she is a magical girl with pink hair and a pretty cute outfit. I started collecting the fabric last year and some of the accessories. I finally picked up the last bits that I needed on my trip to Japan. I am trying to get it ready for Supanova as well, but it will depend on how everything goes.
I will keep you all posted as to how things go.