Kevin Roche (kproche) wrote,
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Progress on the Able Seaman uniform for Gallifrey One

Last night I finished fitting the basic line of the trousers for my White Star Line seaman's uniform.

This afternoon (after spending the morning at PenWAG) I essayed an attempt at my first ever fall-front on said trousers.

Much to my delight, the geometry of the pattern pieces made complete sense and it went together properly the first time!

What's left: attaching the waistband (which has been assembled to the ready-to-attach point), inserting the rear inset, adding the fasteners (buttons, buttonholes in front and eyelets in back), and then hemming the legs (which are already pressed to the right length).

I have to thank Tamara Schirrmacher, who custom-graded the pattern for me from an old pair of US Navy 13-button sailor pants she deconstructed some time ago.

Pics once the waistband and fasteners are on, which should be complete tomorrow!
Tags: able seaman, conventions, costume, gallifrey one, party, sailor suit, sewolympics2010, titanic

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