Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Brothers Wedding

The kilt making turned into some last minute marathon sewing by myself, my sister Joiwyn, and the best man Curtis.  Ivan (my brother) was trying to make his own kilt but became overwellmed with other things, so starting on Wednesday at 9pm my sister Joiwyn started working on it.  She worked almost constantly until 8am Saturday morning (the wedding day).  My kilt and Curtis' kilt were also completed Saturday morning... we cut some things close.  I finished making belt buckles at around 11am and the kilts were still having the temporary basting removed at around 3:45 (the ceremony started at 4) :-).  Even with all that the wedding went very well here are some pictures (and more here.)

Ivan & Amanda

The ceremony (I am in the kilt on the far left)





Monday, August 16, 2010

Some Dress Progress and a Frustrating Morning

I have now completed the main work on the skirt including a fitting for the gathers and the hem...
The bodice now has sewn on loops for the back lacing and is complete except for the final silk outer shell (which is waiting on the embroidery, which should be back to me soon)

This morning bought frustration.  I went down to my car to head to work only to find that it had been broken into...

Nothing major was missing except for the face plate for my radio...

All said and done the damage (counting window cost, a new radio, and a iPod charger) came to about $350...  Why do people do things like this?  They got less than $20 worth of value and caused me all that trouble...

Here was my fix for the window...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A New Toy for My Birthday

My birthday is tomorrow and my wife gave me a very cool present.
It is a Droid X... the screen is amazing and it is very fast.

I am getting very close to the end of summer quarter (last day of classes is the 19th) and my brothers wedding is fast approaching.  Now back to finishing up some homework and back to the dress and kilts...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010