Rolled out of bed waylate this morning; of course, that probably has to do with not getting to sleep until waylate
this morning. My brain is in full 'GOgoGogo!' mode with all the D*Con prep going on. I estimate that by the time we get done we'll have put in 100 hours or so on this year's costumes, between the two of us. Of course, they're gonna look awesome
, but... dayum
. Now I know what happened to August. Of course, a day and a half ago I thought I was nearly done with machine sewing, but there continue to be little edges of projects that pop up (and this isn't really a complaint, because it's a damn sight faster than hand-sewing those parts would have been, even when I do sew the edge of a sleeve to itself). Coats are almost done: pocket flaps on K's, both collars (hand-sew), general addition of trim, and the long cuffs on mine are left. The Agatha Heterodyne project is in good shape with the completion of the dingbot
, and I had a brain-spasm the other night that completely rewrote the plan of attack for the waist cincher. Covering the Celtic World Wrestling Champion belt is out (those of you who have seen it will know what I mean), table saws and drill bits are in. Whee! It actually probably would have taken about the same amount of time, as the difficult part is sewing the trim edge and faux buttonholes on, but it's still a lot longer than we'd originally budgeted for. On the other hand, real buttonholes are Sooper Simple with the new machine; it has the Nimbus 3000 of buttonhole feet, which actually measures the button to see how big the hole should be.
Wrist-mounted LEDs may, nay probably will
not be happening. Sadness ensues, but unless I get a similar Moment of Inspiration on Wednesday night, there's just not enough time left to do them. Maybe next year...