So I was working on a costume (I know, big surprise, no?), and after a few key events, it finally came to me that I just needed to stop working on my current project at hand. I really wanted to have it done for Youmacon, but looking at what I have to do, and what's gone wrong, I came to the conclusion that this was a sign from the cosplay gods telling me, this will NOT be done now.
- Had a commission this month (which turned out awesome)
- Ended up making a costume for work (which also turned out awesome)
- Was involved in a birthday party one weekend
- Was at a convention meeting one weekend
- Spent another Saturday out in GR (which was lots of fun)
- Vinyl wouldn't go through my machine - needed to get a new sewing foot
- Pleating/Pintucking takes a lot more time than previously thought
- Making a cattail took a lot more time/engineering than previously thought.
- The lightbulb got broken in the machine that works well (the bulb popped out, but the metal part remained)
- The so so machine has no light, and since it's the only one left to use, I don't feel safe putting large projects through it
- it's 3 days, and I still have to do the jacket (full of pleating)
So as you can see, a lot of things started going wrong. Now I have about half of the costume done, which is GREAT, but the other half is giving me problems since I want to make it RIGHT, not just make it. I don't want to rush it and make it look like total crap.
So why did I tell this long tale of woe? Because it's smart to realize when to toss in the towel and realize you will need to wait to finish a costume.
BAH. Onto making my table products.
On the bright side, I'll get to play Rockband 3 tomorrow.