Anyways, a while back I got an order from a father wanting to surprise his daughter (a fellow HP-fan) with a cloak to match the rest of the outfit she already had picked out for the premiere.
And who am I to say no to a challenge like that?
This is the first time I ever made a cloak, or jacket, or anything that has an inside fabric lining. But what better way to learn than throw yourself right into the challenge?
With all the measurements ready i got to cuttin' and markin' and sewin', In fact, I got so into it that I made it all in one go, 12 hours non-stop, every hour making me more proud and excited over what was coming to be right in front of me.
Nothing went wrong, Nothing. For me, that's a first.
Of course, I later found out the arms were a little long, but hey, rather long than too short, right? It's not a flaw, it's an extra.
When all was put together I only needed two things:
1. A Gryffindor patch.
(Ebay is your friend, remember that, people!)
2. A hook to close the coat with.
Of all the things I don't throw away, a simple frikkin' hook was nowhere to be seen. So I had to run into town. Now I had my dog with me, and I couldn't leave him alone outside, so with Logan under my arm I run into the hobby-store, stressed out of my mind, rambling "I'M SO SORRY FOR BRINGING THE DOG BUT I CAN'T LEAVE HIM OUTSIDE AND I REALLY NEED THIS ONE LITTLE THING I'LL BE SUPER-QUICK I PROMISE PLEEEAAASSSEEE DON'T THROW ME OUT!"
Subtle, right? I know.
Either way, I got the hook, ran home, sewed it on and met with the buyer a few hours later. I frikkin' rock.
Oh, and guess what? The girl loved it. A job well done. ♥
Don't Run with Scissors.