Life is going well, though lately it seems I've been less focused on my craft, and more so on working. Been working steady 5 day weeks, and while I love the money, it's wearing my creativity a little thin. I'm still seeking employment in my profession in the meantime, which I understand tends to hire in the earlier part of the year. Here's to hoping someone gives me the time of day! But, for the time being I am working in a gorgeous little cafe in the park. It pays well and I'm happy to be working there.
As for the sewing front, I haven't progressed a whole lot on my Maria & Alucard costumes. Don't get me wrong, they're definitely something I will accomplish, and as soon as I can figure out a weekly routine to work on them more, I shall. I have a few more items to purchase for both, however I don't need them immediately. I found gorgeous 18th century shoe buckle reproductions, and I'm just dying to get my silly little nerd hands on them. D: I've more or less cut out everything for Alucard. Some of it is assembled, and the rest is in a pile on my sewing cabinet. >.>; Should really remedy that.
I figured out how to "dye" synthetic wigs, finally. Using 70% isopropyl alcohol + FW acrylic ink (It's not a paint, but rather just the concentrated pigment) in a spray bottle, mounting said wig on a makeshift stand, and then spraying each layer and brushing it through gently. I already tinted Alucard's wig and Maria's. You can't remove darker colours by "dyeing", so you can only really use this trick on a lighter wig, to change it either darker, or just tint it slightly. Worked super well, wasn't too messy (Wear gloves and put some plastic down!) and the results made the wig look less artificial.
Other than that, bought a brand new serger (My first!), a new iron, a professional garment steamer... and a tailor's ham!! ;D GOING TO SERGE EVERYTHING SO HARD! (Lolololol)
Anyhoo, hopefully will update a bit more often! Cheers!
Playing: Red Dead Redemption
Eating: Hazelnut granola
Drinking: Matcha milk tea