I haven’t abandoned crafts entirely, but this Summer has been a much more construction-oriented tilt on crafts. We had a very trying encounter with basement flood proofing which lead to re-drywalling and soon re-tiling of the floor in my bedroom suite. The lower picture is a snapshot of what we’ve been doing there to fix the ugly mess that was.
In between time, I’ve been getting more serious about constructing garments. That’s a reproduction (that is not quite done being reproduced) of a DKNY dress that also happens to be the dress River Tam wears during the final battle in “Serenity.” So it’s a pretty sundress and a costume when we go to Dragon*Con over labor day weekend. I look forward to wearing it with pride of construction.
A friend also got me to convinced to do Illyria, but I suspect this time it’ll be a “Illyria in street clothes,” because working with stretchy and non-stretchy material together is harder than I thought… as is making all my own measurements and bits.
I’m still working on the raglan knit sweater, because I keep sidetracking myself. It’s almost done, but keeps getting set aside, and will, because I have a few more ideas for “clothes-like” costumes that can be packed very nicely.
So much for that update.