Asides from my doubtful blog designing skills, I've made some Alois progress! I don't know if it's just me or people just do that in general, but I go long times without doing basically any progress, and then suddenly I decide to do a lot within a very concentrated amount of time. But I'm not going to start ranting on my procrastination issues, I'm here to provide you with progress pictures and text.
It's like the bible of sewing, it has just everything.
So with that by my side while making the shorts, especially with the zipper, I found a really detailed description of how to sew zippers in pants in it, everything went along really smoothly. Awesomesauce. And now for some pictures of the pants, I don't have any real in progress pictures, just some of the almost completed pants and some of the completed pants, but oh well, here you go anyway;
At first I kind of managed to make them waay too long as you can see in the left picture, I've pinned one of the legs up into the length I want it to be, and in the second picture you can see how I taped around the legs to mark where I should cut the fabric. I made them about 10 cm too long. Whoops. It was really easy to fix though.
Just some closeups of the zipper. I'm proud of myself haha, I
actually like the result for once.
And the finished product after ironing and sewing on the waistband and button etc. I like them, they're totally legit for being the first pair of pants I've ever made. Even the buttonhole turned out good, even though I didn't have a buttonhole presser. I didn't even know those things existed until Hansku informed me about their glorious existence a couple of weeks ago. I need one it'd make my life easier.
I made the bow too. It's kinda funny how my cosplays always seem to include a bow somewhere on the costume. I think all the cosplays I've made except fem!Prussia have had a bow somewhere. But whatever, bows aren't very interesting creations, so I'll just slam up some pictures for you.
With and without the bowtails.
I had to work in our computer room because the kitchen where I usually work... But now I could be in front of the computer AND sew at the same time! Ultimate nerd satisfaction!
That'd be all for this update though. I've ordered a wig for Alois too, so I'll probably update when it arrives, and of course I'll update when I get to making the jacket, which I really really need to get starting on, so look forward to that~