rai_ryu: (Alan<3)
My sewing machine is fixed! I had to sop up all the oil the guy added to it, but it is in just as good a working order as it was before it broke. I guess it stands to good reason that it jams so much because the inner workings are all plastic.

In any case, I finished the fly for my pants. I completely improvise with how to do it, and think it turned out as it should have. Very good for my first time, at least. Waistband got on with only minor problems, but I didn't have to stitchrip it (although I did accidentally sew the fly closed at one point, and had to fix that ^^'). They are slightly loose, I suppose. But with a belt it should be fine.
Tomorrow I will work on belt loops, or possibly attaching the button to the front (Or both?!). I think I've found a way to make the buttonhole function on my machine actually work. At least, with it newly repaired, it's as good a time as any.

Realized I might have to seriously re-order things in FMM and it's making me feel overwhelmed. I feel I introduce a certain important event too early, but maybe not. If I could get someone to read it and tell me what they think, that would be helpful. But like that will happen!
So yes, I am taking a little break and writing some short stories and focusing on just writing for myself, without worrying if things are in the right order :P

I just started chapter 2 of Villains By Necessity by Eve Forward. Very pleased so far. It's worth the 40.50$ I paid for it, in any case. Better than the 70$ I originally saw it priced as. But I am striving to take very very good care of it, because it does count as a rare book.

I have school tomorrow, and I do believe that none of my clothes are clean. Ah well, I will figure something out.
I have had the urge lately to get a mohawk again. In related news, I'm trying to think of my drag persona (or if I even have the courage to do a drag performance on my own!). Trying to think of how to construct a believable fake goatee, that can be easily applied and saved for another use. I have some hairs left over from when I first cut off my emo bangs way back when I first shaved my head.

I feel like I am so many different people, but I don't know how to be all of them at once :/
rai_ryu: (Jeice)
I've had a headache all day. I am not pleased.

Made the prototypes for my pants today. Turned out well, even though my patterns were unspeakably rough. Going to start on the actual pants tomorrow. The basic pants shape is simple enough, but I just worry about the fly/waistband/belt loops. ESPECIALLY the belt loops. My sewing machine does not like sewing through layers of things.

Then it is butt-cape time, and the belt has me worried. We'll see how that goes.

My downstairs is a total mess - old sheets, newspapers, fabric everywhere. My dad mentions it sometimes, and I'm always like "It's because I'm making something!", as if that was reason enough.

I've been going back on Second Life lately, and realized I'm just as alone and inept on there as I am in real life. So much for their spin about "living the life you want".
Hard enough to find a place that even has PEOPLE, let alone people I want to talk to.

I saw The Green Hornet the other day. The Hornet himself was not too pleasing, but Kato (Jay Chou) was quite wonderful. I liked that neither of them wound up with the girl in the end. I don't know...refreshingly out of the ordinary for a movie. Now I am going to have to get back into Jay Chou's music.
Also, I had a very strange experience of my contact lense rolling to the back of my eye, and popping out the side. Um...weird. But I'm going to have to order those kind anyway.

I have a great deal of things to make before Anime North.
It is very close to being only four months away.


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