Nexus was in the midst of creating this...
... when I pretty much begged him for it.
We happily worked out a barter, this wonderful chapeau for a fancy-court-garb ensemble for himself, and set our "due" date. The date is rapidly upcoming, so I am very rapidly sewing. Nexus has asked for me to take pictures as I go, so while these blog posts are for mostly for him, I didn't think the rest of you would mind following along.
My color palett:
I really need to learn to photograph things better. These colors show up as dull when they are really quite rich. The grey is a suedecloth, the navy blue is silkessence, and the silver/black is a sari brocade.
The overall goal is to make my dear Nexus look something along the lines of Jareth from "Labyrinth".
Tonight I whipped out the pants:
The pants are very basic, and are cut from what I lovingly refer to as the "Captain Tight-pants" pattern. While most pants I make are unpatterned, this pattern never fails to make a pair of pants that hugs the butt just right. Like magic.
Tomorrow night I'll start to tackle the shirt. ^_^