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Last Sunday [livejournal.com profile] bovil and I went to the SF/SF "Steampunk Picnic at Rosicrucian Park" and had a lovely time.

I wore the "Egyptian Barrista" uniform (Tutbuck's Coffee) that I made from an Alison Kondo design for the CC24 Future Fashion Show.

The picnic was lovely, on a deeply shaded lawn.

We took a guided tour of the grounds (very nice) and then [livejournal.com profile] bovil wanted to shoot photos.

So I ended up posing in front of highly reflective (mostly white) concrete walls in the afternoon sun. Let's just say that the resulting sunburn was, well, interesting.

The photos on the other hand, are great, both of me and the other attendees.

You can see them in Andy's Flickr album at SF/SF Steampunk Picnic at Rosicrucian Park.

We did visit the museum itself (they were perfectly fine with us running around in costume) and it's nice to see some of the improvements in the labelling of their collection since I was last there with GBACG.
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Last Sunday [livejournal.com profile] bovil and I went to the SF/SF "Steampunk Picnic at Rosicrucian Park" and had a lovely time.

I wore the "Egyptian Barrista" uniform (Tutbuck's Coffee) that I made from an Alison Kondo design for the CC24 Future Fashion Show.

The picnic was lovely, on a deeply shaded lawn.

We took a guided tour of the grounds (very nice) and then [livejournal.com profile] bovil wanted to shoot photos.

So I ended up posing in front of highly reflective (mostly white) concrete walls in the afternoon sun. Let's just say that the resulting sunburn was, well, interesting.

The photos on the other hand, are great, both of me and the other attendees.

You can see them in Andy's Flickr album at SF/SF Steampunk Picnic at Rosicrucian Park.

We did visit the museum itself (they were perfectly fine with us running around in costume) and it's nice to see some of the improvements in the labelling of their collection since I was last there with GBACG.
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Pardon me for boasting...

My Egyptian Barrista tied for the Most Accurate Rendition by a Non-Designer award in the Costume-Con 24 Future Fashion Show. This is one of only three awards given at the show (the others being Most Accurate Rendition by Designer and Best Overall Workmanship).

It was wildly popular and I didn't look fat. :-)

Photos and further convention reports later.
kproche: (Default)
Pardon me for boasting...

My Egyptian Barrista tied for the Most Accurate Rendition by a Non-Designer award in the Costume-Con 24 Future Fashion Show. This is one of only three awards given at the show (the others being Most Accurate Rendition by Designer and Best Overall Workmanship).

It was wildly popular and I didn't look fat. :-)

Photos and further convention reports later.
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As promised, photos of the beadwork behind the cut Read more... )
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As promised, photos of the beadwork behind the cut Read more... )
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The beading is all done, and the fasteners are even sewn on.

(The collar is all beadwork; the cartouche is clever work with inkjet iron on transfer with some accent beadwork added to it)

It's actually finished a week before the convention!

Photos soon (they are uploading now)
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The beading is all done, and the fasteners are even sewn on.

(The collar is all beadwork; the cartouche is clever work with inkjet iron on transfer with some accent beadwork added to it)

It's actually finished a week before the convention!

Photos soon (they are uploading now)
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A preview of how the Tutbucks Canopic Coffee Cups will look:
(it turned out I had made a lid for the short/small cup, so I had to re-do the lid design for a tall cup. Thanks to the local Starbucks for giving me sample cups!)

Photos behind the cut )

OK, now here's the challenge... What do you think are the Tutbucks names for the sizes?
Tall = ??
Grande = ??
Venti = ??

maybe Architect, Pharoah, Nile X-)
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A preview of how the Tutbucks Canopic Coffee Cups will look:
(it turned out I had made a lid for the short/small cup, so I had to re-do the lid design for a tall cup. Thanks to the local Starbucks for giving me sample cups!)

Photos behind the cut )

OK, now here's the challenge... What do you think are the Tutbucks names for the sizes?
Tall = ??
Grande = ??
Venti = ??

maybe Architect, Pharoah, Nile X-)
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I took a little time to work with the images that [livejournal.com profile] jadecat9 pointed me to and am very pleased with the resultant Canopic Jar Coffee Cup Lids.

photos behind the cut )

I also drew a clean copy of the "Tutbucks" cartouche logo so I can use it to lay out the real decoration on the cartouche. I'll admit to being tempted to print part of it out as an iron-on transfer, since most food-service places will not shell out bucks to bead employee uniforms. :-)

PS If you'd like to make your own set of lids, I turned my projections into a PDF file available at http://www.twistedimage.com/productions/mummy/canopic_coffee_lids.pdf. I just ask that you refrain from using them until after CC24, and that you give credit where credit is due!
kproche: (Default)
I took a little time to work with the images that [livejournal.com profile] jadecat9 pointed me to and am very pleased with the resultant Canopic Jar Coffee Cup Lids.

photos behind the cut )

I also drew a clean copy of the "Tutbucks" cartouche logo so I can use it to lay out the real decoration on the cartouche. I'll admit to being tempted to print part of it out as an iron-on transfer, since most food-service places will not shell out bucks to bead employee uniforms. :-)

PS If you'd like to make your own set of lids, I turned my projections into a PDF file available at http://www.twistedimage.com/productions/mummy/canopic_coffee_lids.pdf. I just ask that you refrain from using them until after CC24, and that you give credit where credit is due!
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Photos of the cartouche and all the basic pieces completed
photos behind the cut ) Now I have to do the beading, and if I can find adequate images of the four sons of Horus, make paper-cut-out canopic jar lids
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Photos of the cartouche and all the basic pieces completed
photos behind the cut ) Now I have to do the beading, and if I can find adequate images of the four sons of Horus, make paper-cut-out canopic jar lids
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As promised, photos of the kilt and apron. Photos under the cut )

Next -- sew the cartouche and then start beading like mad.
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As promised, photos of the kilt and apron. Photos under the cut )

Next -- sew the cartouche and then start beading like mad.
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Here are the photos of the kilt construction, behind the cut. Note that this is definitely a micro-kilt (about 14" hemline)... the description calls for "snug shorts" to be worn beneath it. The wing-shaped apron (visible on the box in the first photo) wraps over this, hanging lower than the kilt in front.

Photos behind the cut )
On to finishing... embroidering the front apron of the kilt, and making and embroidering the waistband ofr it. Then it's the cartouche and the beading.
kproche: (Default)
Here are the photos of the kilt construction, behind the cut. Note that this is definitely a micro-kilt (about 14" hemline)... the description calls for "snug shorts" to be worn beneath it. The wing-shaped apron (visible on the box in the first photo) wraps over this, hanging lower than the kilt in front.

Photos behind the cut )
On to finishing... embroidering the front apron of the kilt, and making and embroidering the waistband ofr it. Then it's the cartouche and the beading.
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I just finished the major construction of the pleated kilt for the Fashion Show piece. Photos to follow (they are taking a while to upload)

I used the basic construction technique for a Scottish kilt, but instead of a few deep sets for pleats, I have *31* (that's thirty-one) 3/4 inch pleats running from front hip around and back to front hip.

Oy. The very pretty calcutta cloth can't be trusted to hold the pleats; it's hand is much too soft, so this entailed:


  • Measure and mark

  • Pin and press the pleats

  • Stitch the top 4" as a seam on the inside

  • Edgestitch the full length of the inside crease

  • Edgestitch the outside creases from hem to the end of the seam

  • Topstitch over the seam (matching the edgestitching on the crease)

  • Measure the length of the pleated waist... damn. Need 28"*, ended up with 25.5"

  • Add 3 more pleats as above



*The center front is a 9 inch wide smooth lapped "apron", similar to a Scottish kilt (although that has a much wider apron). This is where the embroidery on the barrista kilt will go, and over which the quilted apron lays.
kproche: (Default)
I just finished the major construction of the pleated kilt for the Fashion Show piece. Photos to follow (they are taking a while to upload)

I used the basic construction technique for a Scottish kilt, but instead of a few deep sets for pleats, I have *31* (that's thirty-one) 3/4 inch pleats running from front hip around and back to front hip.

Oy. The very pretty calcutta cloth can't be trusted to hold the pleats; it's hand is much too soft, so this entailed:


  • Measure and mark

  • Pin and press the pleats

  • Stitch the top 4" as a seam on the inside

  • Edgestitch the full length of the inside crease

  • Edgestitch the outside creases from hem to the end of the seam

  • Topstitch over the seam (matching the edgestitching on the crease)

  • Measure the length of the pleated waist... damn. Need 28"*, ended up with 25.5"

  • Add 3 more pleats as above



*The center front is a 9 inch wide smooth lapped "apron", similar to a Scottish kilt (although that has a much wider apron). This is where the embroidery on the barrista kilt will go, and over which the quilted apron lays.

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