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24 October 2008 @ 09:45 am
It's pronounced PAN-EE-EH, or panyay  
I have achieved panniers!

For the costume-lingo unfamiliar among you, panniers are these things, and you wore them to achieve silhouettes like Marie Antoinette. My costume wouldn't look "quite right" without them, because while a bell shaped underskirt looks good with full, heavy skirts, it's not the right look for a gown based on the fashions of the 18th century.

My costume looks amazing with them! I am so, so pleased. And the emergency bodice surgery of the other evening has turned out really well. I got lucky, and now my costume is working as I'd hoped. It also couldn't be anymore distant from the original pattern I started with, but that's not a bad thing. When you work with costume patterns as much as we do, you start to spot them on other people. At the Pirate Fest, I saw this costume, and this costume, and even the pattern I started with. I'm not seeing them as great costumes, I'm seeing them as "Oh, I recognize that pattern!" When they're altered enough, I see the costume, not the pattern. Even knowing what i started with on mine, I see the costume now, not the pattern.

*is pleased*

Now, all I have left is Mark's costume, and my wig. I have a week. NO PROBLEM!

*panics a little*
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
"Connoisseurs of Difficulty"kistha on October 24th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Pictures please! When you get the time.