Now that Sunday is here again, it's time to put away the doll of the week, and select another one. So say Goodbye to Fashion Queen and hello to... Skooter. I won't lie, I was none too thrilled to pull her name from the pile. She's the doll that's been waiting to be dressed the longest, so I really doubt I'll have much success this week with her. But honestly, out of the two weeks I've been doing this I've made no progress with either selected doll. I don't think I even sewed anything for them, spending my time on other projects. But maybe this week will be the one that is different than all the others, I would really love to finally get Skooter dressed.
But I didn't do much with Skooter today, I actually haven't moved her from from the Sewing Cabinet to my workspace. Instead I worked with Joe, but not on his shirt. With finding that cool pocket watch looking locket the other day got me thinking about his steampunk costume. I do still want to make a costume for Joe, it's one of the outfits that is still on the "to-do" list that is his wardrobe. But there's a variety of reasons keeping me from working on it. One of the biggest issue is that I don't know exactly what I want for him. I have several bits and pieces that I want and like for the outfit, but I haven't found the right combination that really excites me. Part of the problem is that it's going to need to be a companion piece to Charlotte's costume. But hers is much more youthful than his is going to be. I don't want his to look so much stuffier compared to hers. But that's just part of their personalities (although Charlotte's personality is very flexible depending on the mood I want her to be in), Joe is a lot more serious than she is. I mean he was wearing a suit for the longest time before he got his new body, she doesn't even own appropriate office wear. I don't want people thinking he's her father or something! I also don't want to dress him too youthful, that's just not Joe.
But at least there are options out there for him. I'd say I like more of what I found for him compared to what I found when I was searching for Charlotte's outfit. I did some more research today to get a greater understanding of what I liked for him. I've done several sketches over the course of the years that I wanted to do this project, and I won't lie, they're basically all the same, just bits and pieces change. My current idea is going to take some pattern drafting (just like Charlotte's did), luckily I think that what I'm working on now will be a great help. But I'm thinking that I may have to adapt the shirt I'm working on for it. It's not even finished yet and I'm already planning on adapting it!
Now I have a question for everyone, should I upload inspirational pictures and talk about what I'm thinking about, even if it never comes to be, or should I save talking about it if I'm actually working on it?