With the help of my sewing buddies and my mom, I discovered that the twisting sleeve issue on the disco shirt was likely a grainline issue with my fabric. Who knew? Not me, but thankfully Liz and my Mom both did and suggested the idea to recut.
During a sewing day last Sunday, I cut the sleeves anew. The first time, I was much more concerned with saving fabric in case I didn’t have enough. So I was positive I cut without regard for the grainline.
I also opted to ease in the sleeves, only because I didn’t want to also rip out the side seam of the shirt. Do not underestimate the power of my lazy!
The chair worked better since Deidre is a bit more busty than my husband. I found shaping the Fosshape to be quite easy. After my trial, I wasn’t certain that the heat shaping would be enough to hold the collar up, but it definitely it! I will definitely be using this again in the future – I’m sure it has tons of uses, but at the very least for shoulder / head pieces / collars I can see its utility go very far!
Even though I have not made the hats yet, I had Jesse try on the shirt with his overalls, along with a wig and his epic shoes.
Groovy, right? :D. We might look into some bling…
Now I just need to make a second shirt, and then hats. I also need to add snaps to connect the overall straps to the pants.
Another detail I’m working on is the buttons for the overalls. My husband recently bought a small 3D printer – the Micro 3D – in hopes that we’ll be able to make board game bits and box parts, and we thought there may be cosplay uses as well.
It takes a while for the printing to happen – about 8 hours at highest quality. So I intend to set one button to print every night for a while untl I have enough :). Finished product looks like this.