FINALLY. After only… 10 years (lol) of absolutely loving Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger (S.P.D.) I am actually making Umeko (Dekapink)’s SPD outfit.
Surprisingly easier than I thought… but lots of little details! So taking my time with it (until this weekend at PowerMorphicon). Been working on it the past two nights while binging on TV/anime. Patterning took some time, you can see my miscalculation marks on my mockups.
- Pink zippers with metal teeth… ugh can only find brass teeth or plastic - so had to spray-paint the teeth silver on all my zippers.
- Zippers are everywhere. 4 random zippers. 1&2) on sleeves… for unzipping and making wider cuffs, 3) under the buckles of skirt (WHY?), and 4) breast pocket… which is never used in the series… ever.
- Pink piping - there is pink piping on the back of the uniforms and sleeves… so had to make my own! >_<
Would move forward, but need 1 more zipper (for breast pocket), and need to purchase lining for jacket. Also waiting for buckles to come in the mail so I can finish up the skirt.
Also… ahhhhh this maxima poplin… sooooo nice with such high thread-count. I love ironing this fabric *__* A little more expensive than just getting regular poplin… but it was so difficult to find the correct shade of pink! (strange)