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May. 23rd, 2006

from pirategirleee

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet and current street name)
Chocolata Sherwood (Holy cow! What a name!)

2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (grandfather/grandmother on your dad's side, your favorite candy)
Adolfina Chocolate (I see a theme here)

3. YOUR "FLY GIRL/GUY" NAME: (first initial of first name, first two or three letters of your last name)
M-Mar (Sounds like a fabric shop)

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite animal, favorite color)
Cat Black (that's more like it!)

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Laura Tampico (All I need now is a cabana boy)

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters of your last name, last 3 letters of mother's maiden name, first 3 letters of your pet's name)
Marramsca (Sounds like Marraschino cherries)

7. JEDI NAME: (middle name spelled backwards, your maiden name spelled backward)
Arual Zenitram (I kinda like this one!)

8. PORN STAR NAME: (middle name, street you grew up on)
Laura Mutualismo (Are you Sancho?)

9. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The", your favorite color, the automobile you drive)
The Black Matrix. (Because it sounds better than The Black Toyota)

So last night we had a work night, and we finished 7 panels of sheetwall for the FFG encampment. It is amazing how fast you can go with a serger, a sewing machine, grommets, and 5 FFGr's working together. We are still missing 3 panels, but we ran out of canvas. Guess it is time to order a new bolt.

And speaking of sewing, last Sunday I finished the prototype for the padded coifs that spikywheel will be consigning for me at Sapphire. It looks pretty good, the quilting came out very nice, but I am still not entirely satisfied with the binding of the edges. I wish that there was no machine stitching showing, but there is no helping it.

My other option is to finish it by hand, but that may not be very practical if I want to make more than a couple. Someone told me on Sunday "Bel, you need to put the autenthenticity nazi in the backburner if you want to do this commercially." That may be true, but the poor thing is screaming in agony in the back of my mind.

The funny thing is, I brought the prototype to War Practice on Sunday, and immediately someone told me "Nice! Can I buy it from you?" "Well," I said, "I am not happy with it yet. The binding is rather shoddy, IMHO." "I don't care," said the fighter. "It is still very cool and comfy."

Wow.

But I still want to put a decent product out, so I will be making Prototype No. 2 tonight, while watching the American Idol finals. (Go Taylor!)

Now, if I could also finish my new brown ensemble, I would be deliriously happy. As it is, I seriously doubt it is going to happen. However, I can always take all the pieces with me and work on it in the car or at camp at Sapphire.

I can't wait to see it finished.

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chargirlgenius
May. 23rd, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
"Bel, you need to put the autenthenticity nazi in the backburner if you want to do this commercially." That may be true, but the poor thing is screaming in agony in the back of my mind.


Know that feeling. I'd much rather sew garments that only have visible hand stitching, and nothing by machine, but there are only a few people who are willing to pay for that level of craftsmanship.
belfebe
May. 23rd, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
I know. I think that the first ones will have some hand work (not much, believe me), until I can come up with a better way of doing it. Truth is, most fighters (particularly armored), don't care about it and will abuse the thing right and left.

The best part is, this ones will be machine washable, which is a nice plus.
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