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My hand is really hurting right now, so I almost feel foolish for writing this out... But daydreaming about sewing plans still makes me happy, so *shrug*.

Right now I'm dying to start the historical Star Wars cosplay I came up with last night. I finally struck on an idea that I really like and would be easy to make (no hard-to-find fabrics or intricate accessories and I don't mind using undergarments I already have). I've got a couple months' lull now that it's winter and I think it would be pretty quick to make.

So... here's Edwardian (c.1904) Leia! I just bought the fabric, too, a silk/cotton blend ottomon (ribbed). Still need to figure out what to do for the belt, but that can definitely wait until the dress is finished.


Next will be either a cotton print sack gown or a 1560s ensemble. It all depends on if I can go back home for Faire in May. Unfortunately these gowns are pretty labor intensive and would have due-dates within a month of each other, so I don't know if I can pull off both. But we'll see!


Finally, I have three gowns that need to be made for a very special event in September, one of which I'm embroidering! I've already got the skirt panels ready to start working on, so hopefully it will be finished in time...

Then it will be time to get ready for Gettysburg in November, and I think I'll finally make a new full mourning dress. The fabric has been waiting very patiently in my stash!
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On December 31st, 2016 02:44 am (UTC), nuranar commented:
That Leia cosplay is simply gorgeous! Love the rest of your plans. Quite ambitious, as always. :) Work wisely and take care of yourself!
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On December 31st, 2016 06:08 am (UTC), starlightmasque commented:
ooohhhh myyyyyyy! All so lovely!
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On December 31st, 2016 06:18 am (UTC), mala_14 commented:
Fun stuff! That historical Leia is so clever!
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On December 31st, 2016 11:56 pm (UTC), jenthompson commented:
All wonderful projects, but I love the Leia one most of all! It's absolutely perfect!
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On January 1st, 2017 06:04 pm (UTC), girliegirl32786 commented:
I love your plans, especially that Leia cosplay. So cool!

Oh but I know the feeling of futility when planning while your wrist hurts! I'm so sorry its still bothering you. But I say keep planing if it makes you happy and dont put pressure on yourself to finish everything. Planning and researching can be fun in of itself!
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