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An evening of (dull) happenings

I left uni earlier than usual today, because I had a date with destiny. By destiny I mean Anton's, and by date I mean I called them up earlier about mabye getting some corsetry for nuwishas_tail and greenwytch's wedding.

It actually went much better than anyone had thought it would. They didn't laugh when I told them about bthe tartan train (and they will be doing what they can to track down a seamstress to make the damn thing for me), they had a corset fabric which was exactly the right colour (it's a lovely dark green, somewhere between the blue and the green in the tartan, and has the patterns of ivy running through it), they had a skirt which - when tried on - worked really well with what I had in mind for it, and I tried on two corsets which looked fantastic on me, but eventually went for the more Victorian styled one (I'm after a much sleeker line, rather than a curvy fullness).

A corset has been ordered, the dress put out the back for me, and a deposit has been paid. All in all, not bad work for an afternoon.

While the corset does have a little give in terms of sizing (because, you know, it's a corset), I still have to now be careful about gaining or losing too much weight in the next three months. I want to lose a little, but I can't lose too much. Hopefully it will all be okay.

I'm still going to need to do something about shoes (does anybody know where I can get some Victorian-style bootlets?) and the train (but the fabric isn't even in the country yet, so there's less of a rush on it). Jewelry, hair and make up are still up in the air, but what can you do.

Work (at the game store) was not too bad. I wore my recently acquired RPG-menu shirt (from gameskins.com) and was a true geek. I also nabbed some pretty groovy freebies this week, including a Metal Gear Solid 3 t-shirt, a swanky Gamesrush girl shirt (which is made of this funky space-aged fabric or something), and a Devil May Cry 3 belt.

In summary, today was a day for me to get stuff. :)


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Mar. 11th, 2005 11:32 am (UTC)
and they will be doing what they can to track down a seamstress to make the damn thing for me

Did you get an email from Caroline? She's done some pretty impressive stuff, corsets and dresses.
Mar. 11th, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
No, I haven't... maybe she was scared of such a large job? :) On any case, it's looking like I'll only need a train now, if she's still interested.
Mar. 12th, 2005 05:54 am (UTC)
Something must have gone wrong - she told me that she sent you an email and was disappointed you didn't reply. Did you get an email from me with her contact details?
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Mar. 12th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC)
I've sent a test to both addresses - if you get that, let me know, and I'll send her contact details again :)
Mar. 12th, 2005 07:03 am (UTC)
They both worked, although for some reason they had both been sent to my spam folders... In any case, could you maybe email me her adress so I can email her (and appologise for the crazy email mix-up)?
Mar. 12th, 2005 07:04 am (UTC)
And I deleted my email post thingie... for obvious reasons. :)
Mar. 12th, 2005 07:15 am (UTC)
I've emailed you both - as you'll see from the forwarding trail, I've not been doing well with email addresses in this story :( But it will be an easy thing for her to forgive me, seeing as how we've shared a workplace for months :)
Mar. 11th, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC)
Hrrrm, think you were in there when I ducked in to clarify my lay-by, but wasnt sure, and in a rush... will keep a closer eye out next time
Mar. 12th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)
I found this place when I was costume idea hunting one day:

I have no idea of their quality or timing, but if you have 3 months to go it just might work.
Mar. 12th, 2005 07:04 am (UTC)
Thanks! They seem most grand, but I was kind of hoping for a place in Australia...
May. 6th, 2005 10:31 am (UTC)
Better prices -same boots
Exact same boots for a lot less: http://www.tootsies.aweserv.com/boots/boots.htm

They don't show the cool ones, but they have them, including knee highs and Louis heels. Tell them what you want - they have it, and for about $30+ cheaper than MyVintageSole. :) The previous owner of MyVintageSole bought her boots from them. Skip the markup, and expect a 6 week wait.
Mar. 12th, 2005 12:17 pm (UTC)
Mar. 14th, 2005 12:35 am (UTC)
I may have some shoes you could wear (me, the queen of purchasing shoes then never wearing them) - what size are your feetses?
Mar. 14th, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
9 1/2 to 10 - Just a shade larger than yours I think, but it depends on the shoe...
Mar. 16th, 2005 10:59 pm (UTC)
We have same-feets. Which means you're welcome to any shoes I have - might need to come round and play dress-ups at some stage :)
Mar. 15th, 2005 01:06 am (UTC)
frou_frou had a place that did victorian style boots - but you should ask her :)

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