Instead of cleaning today like I should have been, I've been slacking off all day ^^; I worked, but very little else. Between shifts, I pretty much did nothing. Talked to mom on the phone a bit, played some of my new game, checked my mail, updated this thing, repeat most of it, then I took the time to locate where the hell I put my dolls (answer was in the trunk, still) and where the hell my sewing case went (answer was by the display case, under a pile of figurines that were destined to go IN the display case but never did ^^; ) and then I thought I'd bring Haute to work, but she wasn't dressed and I no longer had time to dress her before having to leave ^^; She's a little more dressed now, but not by much and not at all matching! I'll have to change what she's wearing.
After work though, I started on a mini sewing project. While examining Uncanricky's stock outfit, I decided that her top is cool, but it'd be even cooler if it were two tops like how it looks! For those of you unfamiliar with her stock outfit, she looks like she's wearing a plaid bodice/tank top, and then over it is a white strapless bodice, and over that is a plaid belt, and around her neck is a collar that matches the white bodice with a little black and white tie. All these items LOOK like separate pieces, but in reality are held together by bits of thread and velcro. I realize now that I should have taken a pic of this before I started, but alas, I did not. Maybe I can swipe a pic from someone else though to show you all~
Anyways, it all started simple enough. I detached the collar/tie from the bodice. Easy enough, it was only held on by a piece of thread. Then I took a closer look at the two separate tops. They were obviously made separate, then sewn together afterwards, although they share a seam on the ends where the velcro for the back comes together. The easiest way to separate them would be to cut them apart, but then one of the tops might be useless depending on how bad the cut was, and there would be remnants from the removed top on the other (that probably didn't make a lick of sense, and I apologize for that x__x) The more professional, although more difficult, way of separating them would be to cut out the stitching, then redo the seams on each piece. I opted for the latter, since I really do like both tops.
Taking out the stitching took a lot longer than I had anticipated, but it went smoothly. After that, I redid the seam on the plaid bodice, and then reattached the velcro to the white bodice. I still have to attach velcro to the plaid bodice, as I haven't yet, but I got tired of working on it all and decided to leave that till tomorrow. Oh yeah, I also sort of redid the end seams on the belt. It was only sort of effective, cause the fabric kept fraying on one of the ends x__x It looks ok, but not great, and I haven't decided how I'm going to make it attachable. It's not an actual working belt, so it needs a fasten of some sort. I could do velcro like the other removed pieces use, or I could use a button. Haven't decided which will be better yet~
Aside from that, I'm trying to arrange a trade with Megan to get the pieces of Uncanricky's stock that I'm missing. She doesn't seem inclined to let go of the skirt, although I can't blame her. If I had something to replace it in her mind, she says she'd trade, but alas I don't x__x If I did, I might not want it as bad as I do... She did agree to a trade for the hat though~ So at least I'll have that~ If I still had an extra Rida skirt, she might go for that for the entire skirt ensemble, but alas I sold my second Rida skirt quite a while back ^^; Ah well. I'm sure I'll figure something out~
I think I'm gonna dress my Haute, then go to bed~ Brian is probably already half asleep, and I think all the cats went to bed with him~