Still Here

I haven’t died, I’ve just been surviving midterms etc. Paul’s home now, and he took a week of leave while I was on spring-break, and we got a lot done, but I haven’t uploaded photos yet. It’s terrible, I have the finished lamp, Isaac’s side table, a painted sideboard, and about a million little things to blog about, and I just seem to not get my act together enough to get them posted (I think it’s because I have all the best intentions of posting tutorials, but if I don’t have the time to do the full thing, I put off doing the post all together.)

Anyway, last week Emmie came home in a panic that she needed a Pocahontas costume like yesterday (I knew she needed one, just never the date) and I made her this one in 1 hour 45 minutes the day she was in the school concert as Pocahontas.

I used my pattern for her project run and play ruffle shirt for the dress, I just made it longer and straight across the bottom, and then I just sewed a straight piece into each armhole and cut them into strips once sewn on, I cut strips into the hem of the dress, and made pants like a nutcase (I just folded my fabric and guesstimated what I thought looked right, then I sewed elastic to the top casing.) I wouldn’t recommend such a slapdash way of making pants, but I was down to the wire and went for it. The fabric was a faux suede so it didn’t fray. The fur was some scrap faux fur I had from something, I just cut 3 organic shapes and safety pinned them all together. I happened to have the boots, and since she is now almost my size she was able to wear them with the Pants tucked into them.

I thought it would be funnier to do authentic Pocahontas, and either have her bald in a faux nude suit (which was what the original Pocahontas would have worn as a child) or in full 17th century English dress with small pocks (which is what happened to older Pocahontas.) Emmie wouldn’t go for either, so she ended up with fakey slightly native American-ish thing. She was very happy with it anyway!

Today I went to the grad fair, and picked up my cap and gown (YAY!) and took a test for one of my 3, 1 credit classes, which is pass fail and you basically go in and take a test to see if you get the credit or not (no pressure there, I only NEED these credits to graduate.) It was a 1 hour test, with 40 questions, each with several parts. I was so worried I almost stressed myself into a fit! I was able to get 100% (I only needed 80% to pass) but man was I sweating it. I have another 2 tests in the next 2 weeks for these credits, and then I am down to just my art history class, my Anthropology class, and then my Fieldwork!

  5 comments for “Still Here

  1. March 21, 2012 at 11:27 am

    So glad you are still with us!! Counting the sleeps now…can’t wait for your graduation – so proud of you!!

  2. March 21, 2012 at 11:28 am

    BTW – Emmie makes an incredibly cute Pocahontas!!

  3. March 23, 2012 at 7:03 am

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  4. March 24, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I think the costume turned out great! It’s hard to get everything done and with your impending graduation and over seas move all other things must fall to the background. One thing at time!

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