Hi! New to this site, still trying to figure it out. Please let me know if I've bungled something.
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Right now, my current project is actually a small accessory I'm making for a gift exchange. I'm going to try and use Simplicity 5320 to make a sling pouch. It's intended to be a water bottle sling made out of fat quarters, but I'm going to try and make it out of some scraps of black suedecloth I have laying around.
First off, I'm so sorry it's taken over a month to get this uploaded! The only pictures I knew the location of were on my dad's network an hour and a half away or on Facebook, and none of those were ones I wanted to show off. A lot of "Ooh, pretty! *click*" that didn't really look good with flash and low light, etc.
The one thing that's first to be saved when a fire threatens your sewing room. For me, it's a seam ripper. I have a terrible tendency to sew things on backwards or askew every now and then, and trying to undo a mistaken seam without one is just a nightmare.
What are your favorite places or events which encourage costuming? I do a lot of larping (Live Action Roleplaying), in large part because I adore the chance to get dressed up and the creative challenge of coming up with an awesome costume (my current character is a blend of Italian Renaissance and Classical Greek styles, who favors purple and silver as her colors).
Personally, I'm a larper (live action roleplayer), so a strict attention to historical detail is not as important as making something look good. I like the leeway larping costumes give me, but I certainly understand the allure of historical reconstructionists.
Where do you go to get inspired? The easiest sites for me are the Simplicity and B.M.V webpages. I visit every couple weeks or so to see what's new, especially in their costume section. I like Butterick's Making History section, I've gotten a lot of great ideas from that line.
This is the thread where you can post your favorite costume that you've made, assembled, acquired or otherwise worn.