Jedi Robe

Apr. 20th, 2016 07:49 am
jaelie: (Jaelie)
Monday, I worked on my brother's Jedi robe pattern. I was working with some stash fabric, a nice heavy-ish cotton twill. Not movie accurate, but free, and I don't think he is going for the Rebel Legion or anything. I laid it all out for the original pattern and realized I was two yards short on fabric. After some consultation with him, he decided he didn't care if there were seams where movie versions don't have seams. After that, I was finally able to piece out a pattern and get the fabric cut out. I had about a 2'x3' rectangle left over, heh.

Yesterday, I put it all together. I still have to finish all the hems, but it's much closer. Next time he is over, I'll get him to try it on and get this thing done!
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Hehe. I know, I know. This costume is old news. Actually, it's kind of one of the things I love about it - I don't *have* to have a new outfit every time. Not that I ever do that (new things every time), but I wish I had the motivation to do All The New Things. LOL.

Anyway, if you have no interest, you can move along. I won't mind. :) I know I'm a giant nerd. It's ok.

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Ok. So, since I have not yet found a fabric match that I like for my bridesmaid dress (still need to go to Fabrique, which I'm planning to do on Saturday or Sunday), I'm moving on to my next project. As Matt has started working on my armor for our June event, I thought it only fair that I begin his Sith.

So, here's where we're starting:

Simplicity pattern 4450:



Jedi palette

(1) is a mid to heavy weight cotton twill with a little bit of stretch. (2) is a dark red crinkle cotton gauze. (3) is a dark ruddy brown mystery crinkle fabric, probably polyester? (4) is a metric ton of black crinkle cotton gauze.

Sith palette

(1) is the same dark red crinkle cotton gauze. (2) is the same metric ton of black crinkle cotton gauze. (3) is a mystery mid-weight charcoal gray suiting, with some stretch. (4) is a metric ton of black cotton velveteen. (5) is a yard and a half of black vinyl.

I've also dug up two other gray mystery fabric suiting. If we end up buying anything, it'll be fabric for his outer cloak. He wants something that has some nice flow and drape. I imagine he'll be choosing some kind of cotton twill, although if I can find some nice wool, I'll pitch for that, I think.

He also plans to make himself a "breather/face mask," a la Darth Malgus from Star Wars The Old Republic:

His assignment tonight (after he gets home from teaching Irish class) is to choose the fabric for everything except the outer robe. Then I'll measure him and trace the pattern and make him cut out the fabric. LOL I hate that part, so I'm totally shoving it off on him. Luckily for me, he's rather good natured about it all.
jaelie: (Megumifox Mischief)'s April Fool's jokes was for a Tauntaun sleeping bag.

That link is to the "available" item. Here's what they posted in the sidebar after their April Fool's joke was revealed:

"ATTN Tauntaun Fanatics! Due to an overwhelming tsunami of requests from YOU THE PEOPLE, we have decided to TRY and bring this to life. We have no clue if the suits at Lucasfilms will grant little ThinkGeek a license, nor do we know how much it would ultimately retail for. But if you are interested in ever owning one of these, click the link below and we'll try!"

I clicked the link. I would SO get one. Hehe!
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So, I skipped the Thursday game as Matt really, really wanted to see Transformers. And wow. That movie rocked. I never really watched much of the cartoon, but the movie was really fun and engaging.

Friday's game went really well, even though I was mostly an observer. We convinced Matt to run a Werewolf the Apocalypse game. Fun, fun! [ profile] kalar and [ profile] devineoraclefy are both entirely new to Werewolf, so Matt ran them through their first change and the experience of discovering a whole new world. He did the set up really well and it was really fun watching them role-play their characters discoveries as they themselves discovered the game. I think this time we really picked character concepts that will blend well together. Of course, it doesn't hurt that out of six of us, four are Fianna. Heh. Anyway, we've got:

Homid Child of Gaia Ahron = Bob
Lupus Fianna Ahroun = Paul
Homid Fianna Galliard = Dave
Homid Fianna Philodox = me
Homid Uktena Theurge = Austin
Homid Fianna Ragabash = Shana

My concept for this game is an old one for me, one I've been wanting to play for quite some time. I remember the "breakthrough" feeling I had when I conceived it. I'm really excited about this game!

Saturday I went to the Star Wars Exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. It was awesome, and I totally enjoyed myself. My family is so cool! Ok, we're actually quite nerdy, but I think they're a lot of fun, so it's all good anyway. First we watched the special effects movie at the Omni (I so want to see Harry Potter there too!), then went through the exhibit.

The exhibit itself was really neat. They had a lot of what-ifs and look-where-where-science-is-now kind of stuff that was really interesting, plus a lot of little activities, like building your own miniature robot, steering a robot, sitting in an air-propulsion type car thing... All kinds of neat stuff! I could have spent more time there, but teh Lex was so tired poor thing. Then when we broke for lunch, I sat too long and was ready to head home myself. Of course, I think had I gotten a full night's rest (instead of going to bed at 3am and getting up at 7:30am...), I would have had a lot more energy for the exhibit. Maybe I should go back, and be rested this time...

After the exhibit, we went home and took a "nap" and threw off our sleep schedule. Luckily Sundays are very low energy so we were able to balance ourselves out by Monday morning.

Only to throw it all off again last night! Because, of course, Matt and I went to the midnight showing of Harry Potter with Bob, Chip, and Paul. So here I am again, having gone to sleep around 3:30am and getting up at 7:30am. Whee! I'll just say that if you've read the book you will notice things that were left out (of necessity due to time). If you haven't read the book but seen all the other movies, you'll probably enjoy it quite a bit. Maybe. I enjoyed it anyway!

Lunch today with Annie, the Lex and Eric was good. I'm still tired, though.


And yet I still adore going to opening midnight showings. It was worth it! ^_^
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Last week progressed as normal with only one hiccup at work that was smoothed over. The Thursday game is going great but Friday's game was cancelled.

Saturday started with a bang, though. I rolled out of bed nice and late (like 10am) and headed over to Hancock's to watch a sewing machine demo to see if I wanted one. Well, I did. The price was right, and with Matt sewing now, we needed two machines - especially since we both always want to sew at the same time. So we picked up a Singer CG500. There were two other commercial grade models but we decided on the base one. Here's to hoping it lasts us a long, long time!

After Hancock's, I headed into Dallas for the DFWCG class - we had a really neat class on bobbin lace making. It was fascinating. Heh. When I first heard about the class subject, I was like "Meh, I'll go, but it isn't something I'm really interested in." Even when I got there, I was still pretty neutral. Then she had us sit down and actually do some very basic stitches (or whatever they're called), and I was fascinated. She recommended a book, which I think I'm going to get. I'm not sure when I'll actually start making my own lace, but the class was totally worth my time. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

After the class, Matt and I headed to Justin for our Star Wars game, which imploded with the three character deaths of the Jedi. Sheesh.

Big time gamer geek stuff here... )

Sunday was mellow, etc, exactly like I like them, and today back to work. Whee!
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I want:

My Top Hat! (and Annie's derby)

My Shoes

and totally NOT Victorian, but especially cool:

Star Wars Shoes!!
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I don't know who I stole this ) from since so many of my friends have done the quiz, but here it is!
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I'm oh so very tired because we saw Episode III last night/this morning. ^_^ Not the "perfect" movie but much better than the previous two. It was worth it.

Quite a few of us went from work, plus my brother Chris and sister-in-law Mary. I sat in line at 10pm with them and chatted til we were seated (they ended up on the other side of the theater). Chris won something in one of those midnight pre-movie game thingies.... I'm going to have to ask what it was. And one other note before I start work again: I love midnight showings because the audience is always so rambunctious and silly.
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All went well with the pooch's visit at the dentist. They said his gums bled pretty badly, and I made sure to ask some questions about how/what I should do to keep his teeth healthy. I got pain killers for him, but I only gave them to him on the first two days. After that, he seemed to be alright. Only recently has the redness gone away from his gums. Yay!

I also quizzed the vet about Taltos' weight and whether or not I should be concerned. He said that when the larger greyhounds that race at 85 pounds get adopted it is pretty normal for them to gain about ten pounds. He also told me that we should definitely pay attention to his weight and not let him get heavier than 100 lbs, as that would increase his chances for hip dysplasia and back problems. So, I'm going to take longer walks with the pooch, monitor his food intake, and take him in periodically to the vet and weigh him (they said I could weigh him any time).

Friday I worked on sewing stuff, and Saturday I went to Scarborough with [ profile] finari. I saw several friends there, but the amazing sighting was Chris P (aka Silvershade). He was looking pretty well, and we had a nice, though unfortunately brief chat. I forgot how tall he is. Later, one of [ profile] finari's friends and the friend's spouse joined us around 1pm. We left around 3:30pm so we could go home and rescue our dogs before going to friends' house for D&D. That night, of course, was D&D. We had to stop playing in the middle of our battle against a white dragon. I think the dragon was winning, heh. We'll see in the next installment.

Sunday was nice and relaxed. After church, I took a nap and then vegetated for the rest of the day reading.

Our dryer is acting up, but Matt took the piece apart that was making the weird noise and says he can fix it, so we'll see. Right now our laundry is on drying racks in our dining area, heh. It certainly gave me flashbacks to my time in Italy, where for 19 months I didn't have a dryer (they are believed to cause cancer or something).

This week is going to be insane. We're gearing up for our convention, and guests start arriving on Wednesday or Thursday. Plus of course we have our midnight Star Wars thing. [ profile] finari and [ profile] narkeys are hosting a dinner at their place. Well [ profile] narkeys is hosting and [ profile] finari will be napping. Smart woman. I think it should be potluck so they're not left with the food bill. I'll start calling people this evening, I think.
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Friday night we went to Glen's house and played his D&D game. The political intrigue is getting really interesting, heh. Too bad I'm really horrible at puzzles, but luckily Matt and Bob are good at them, so with their help the group should be able to figure everything out, heh.

Saturday was lazy fun day. Until about 5pm, I lazed around the house, doing pretty much nothing of importance. Then our friend Bob treated us to sushi at Tokyo One. Mmmmmm, sushi!

Saturday evening we started the Star Wars RPG that Matt's been itching to run. [ profile] finari and [ profile] narkeys are playing (it wouldn't be a game without them!) and me and Bob. Matt, of course, is running. [ profile] finari is playing a Scoundrel, [ profile] narkeys is a Jedi Guardian, Bob is a Jedi Consular, and I'm playing a wookie (heehee) Force Adept that will become a Soldier (I was going Scout but have since reconsidered) at 3rd level.

The first game was fun. Of course. Matt's games are always fun. Anyway, he started it by passing out a "Crawl." The crawl is the three paragraphs that open every Star Wars movie. He said he's going to prepare a crawl for every "episode," heh.

The Crawl )

I've posted my game notes on Matt's forum. Game notes are fun, heh.

Yesterday at work was crazily busy as normal but the evening was nice and lazy. We went to dinner with the mother-in-law at Buco di Beppo, then spent the rest of the evening vegging since I couldn't log into WoW. I also got to bed earlier than usual, which is good since I still have this stupid cold.

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