Monday, February 18, 2013

Monday Progress Update: February 18th

I've been doing a lot of work for Naka-Kon lately, which is in the last month before the con, so I haven't had a lot of time to sew.  I'm also waiting on some dye to come in to work on the lantern dress.  I did get mirrors in, so I laid them out in pattern:


I think I need to swap the small mirrors for even smaller ones.  They await buttonhole thread so I can couch them down.


Meanwhile, I've been working on a commission for Naka-Kon.  We've got a live-action show this year, based on a beautiful Manga drawn by Amelie Belcher, and I'm making the Tomo-side Kimonos.  You can go here to see what they look like.

Here's the base of Tomo's Kimono:


 There is a fight coreography and such so to make the dress different we went with a circle skirt instead of a straight kimono.  The other girls will have straight ones.  I've also patterned out the sleeve, which has a really beautiful wing-like design:


I can't wait to work on this some more!