Dropa Kulcha - Tactical Ninja
Mar. 19th, 2012
10:30 am - Dropa Kulcha
As it turns out, I did not in fact OVERLOCK ALL THE THINGS yesterday. In the end I only overlocked some of the things, after deciding that since it was such a beautiful day I would walk* to Spotlight to get my overlocking thread. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Spotlight, it's a large chain selling fabric, haberdashery, and craft stuff. If you're into making, it's a veritable black hole/treasure trove and I don't think I've ever come out of there with just the thing I went in for. Yesterday I came out with fabric for several skirts and dresses I have that I'd like to recreate before they fall apart, elastic, thread, sewing machine needles, and a roll of newsprint for pattern making. It'd been a while.
I finally got around to making a pattern for the unitard, which has in the past just been made off the previous one. Now, since I've oodles of paper, I haven't just made one pattern, oh no! There are VARIATIONS! One of which is my first experiment in using lycra to make a backless setup. I figure one of the cool things about unitards is their stretchiness which would stop the exceptionally low-cut back from riding up.
And it worked! There is still the problem with gaping at the sides and so far the only solution I've come up with for that is a small strap across the back of the neck to hold the armholes where they should be. However, I now have an item of clothing with the entire back exposed that will stay in place through a wide range of movements. Now to add a skirt (or a variety of skirts mwuahahahaha!). I also made a pair of bike pants because if you're the sort of girl who likes to wear skirts and climb trees, they are a real bonus.
Now to make some skirts to climb trees in!
Also, unitard question - should blokes' ones be made with a ballroom downstairs? I am still trying to get the hang of men's weirdly-shaped nethers. I mean um..
I'm told blogs are better when they have pictures. What do you reckon?
On Friday we went to see these guys doing this. Yes, a baroque orchestra performing music from the time of Galileo, interspersed with readings from journals and letters and stuff from his life, against a backdrop of scenes made possible by the discoveries of Galileo. Fuck yeah Galileo!
It was cool. I'm not normally into baroque music but the musicians were obviously enjoying themselves and the narration kept it interesting. Also, there were violas. I couldn't tell if they were being insouciant or not because (confession time) I can't tell a viola from a violin. However, I now consider myself cultured. Nyah.
* Spotlight is about 2.5 miles from my house. Normally I'd skate there but it was really windy and I couldn't be bothered with the battle it'd entail.