Sunday, March 10, 2013

In Full Swing

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:

1. Vintage
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.

4. Madoka
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. 


  1. I've made decisions on two costumes, but the other two are eluding me.....

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