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Jacket Project: Final Form

This is mostly my last day of jacket creation. I'm finishing some final detail work. Its not perfect but I'm please with what I've accomplished with no knowledge and some determination.

The shoulders took a while to do and get them to lay down and look reasonable. Then I used the chairs headrest as a clothes horse and pinned it firmly down to get all the layers to stick and dry.


I'm figuring out a lot as I go along and there is some trial and error involved in the process. Some bits are uneven here and there and some stuff is just hard to work with. Right now I'm going back over edges and adding stitches and things like that to hold parts down. I didn't want to rely on tape and glue for the whole thing.


However the significant difference in the look is staggering to me. I wish I had not screwed up so badly with the minmatar symbol being overly rotated. I have some accessories to add to it, some thin black chain for instance. it depends on how long some things take me. I have until Tuesday afternoon but my work weekend is coming up so in actuality I have today and Monday to work on it.



I got purple lipstick last night. So, Dire should be happy. I'm startled at how much difference some color makes. It pales me out and strips the red from my skin tone and shows as very, very purple. I'll be reapplying it all day. I understand the point of foundation a lot better. However, with the braids and heavy eye makeup I should look very much not like me. I don't know how long I'll keep the braids in, it depends on how well they hold up.

Right now I'm making a necklace and some bracelets to add and I'm pretty much done. I've learned a lot and I think my next project will come out a lot better.





Some before and after work on it. I mostly just need to do details, details, details. I'm using a curved needle (awl?) at the moment and liking it a bit more. It has more to grab and push onto through all the layers of fabric that I need bound.

And that's been my project. It should be easy enough to find me at Fanfest. Look for the black woman with braided hair, purple lipstick, and a black and red Minmatar jacket with probably a Quafe shirt on. There may be a sea of us but chances are that it will be Sugar.

Comments

  1. Honesty, I personally do not notice anything wrong with the symbol. But I am not a perfectionist either.

    [tongue in cheek] if you start making choices like lip colour to keep us happy, is kind of like the Dark Side, once down that path something something[/cheek]

    But seriously the jacket looks great. How did go you with beads for your braids?

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    1. I have to go bead shopping still to figure out what to get. I'll have to stick with the black/maroon color scheme.

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  2. "I got purple lipstick last night. So, Dire should be happy."

    I'm tickled . . . purple. The color of royalty.

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  3. Also the color of healing bruises. You freak.

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  4. Not authentic without duct tape. Rolls of it. Please apply!

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    1. The in game jackets don't have duct tape on them

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    1. Damn it. That was not supposed to be removed :P

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  6. Wait, the final form doesn't have a single wing? Are you sure it's the final form?

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    1. I have no ides what this means.

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    2. ::DireNecessity rolls her eyes::

      Minmatar boats have 'wingy bits'. If you were arriving as a boat rather than a boat pilot I too would make similar fuss.

      ::wink::

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    3. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OneWingedAngel

      Yes, I just sent you to TV Tropes. You asked for it. ;-)

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  7. My mom can carry it off. I can't

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