Sometimes even the simplest projects can end up causing a lot of frustration. It's been one of those weeks for me. I flew through the pattern design and sewing and details of Mai's shirt... until I got to the collar. I have no idea how I got the rest of the pattern exactly as I wanted it right off the bat and managed to have such trouble with the collar, but there you go. The first attempt gave me something with was saggy and floppy and just sad. And because I hadn't realized how wrong it would be, I miiiight have sewed it on "properly" instead of using temporary basting stitching. *sigh*
So that took a day to rip out without damaging the shirt *more sighs*
And I drafted a new piece and tried again. And again. And again. between size, shape, and position on my fabric to best take advantage of its stretch, I made the collar 4 times and sewed it together 5. Never again. I still don't even understand how I messed up a simple collar that badly to begin with O_O
But since it was sorted out, I was eager to move on. I wanted to spend last night putting the finishing touches on the shirt, and maybe even whipping up the vest. That was the plan. Then I checked the mail when I got home, found out that my Hawkeye sunglasses had been delivered, and then discovered that I had been shipped the wrong thing. Well, the right thing, but the wrong colour, which was the whole point of ordering online to begin with. I can get black aviators anywhere >_>
The point of all that though, aside from never trusting the internet, is that opening a dispute with the seller and finding another source for replacements (which probably aren't going to arrive in time) and then having to deal with some emails etc etc etc took up my whole night. No time for sewing at all, let alone almost finishing a costume.
Cosplay Life: I have a beef with you >_>