There is a vulgar three-letter word right now in DDO. It was bandied about prior to the server move, but has become quite commonly yelled in party chat, general chat, DDO forums and blog posts. However, in light of this, I am not writing about it.
I am writing about DRESSES. Particularly the dresses that I am making Pink and I for PAX EAST 2016!!!!
I am giving enough warning for those who may be less than impressed with fabric choices a chance to move on from my blog post today. But for those interested, READ ON!
Pax East tickets went on sale while Pink was in the hospital. It was a week after her emergency surgery and were bought as a bribe to make her smile. Coincidentally, it was last day of her running post-operative infection fevers.
She was the envy of her older cousins at Christmas when she announced that I was taking her to Pax East. Her cousins are 30, 28 and 24 so she felt quite special that they were jealous. But she was still recovering, so no flushies were threatened.
Have I left enough room for those not interested in fashion to back out? Oh well, if not, consider yourself warned.
Pink has been trying to decide what to wear to Pax East. She is really hoping to meet some folks from DDO there. And as she is a 12 yr old girl, outfits are important. She really wants a pink wig that I can style into her character’s hair. Ordering the wig is easy. Hairstylist, I am not…..
As for the outfit, I asked her if she just wanted a dress made out of video game fabric. WAY easier than trying to make armor!!! Of course, this was before Yaya Han released coplay fabric to Joann’s Fabric. Pink originally wanted Pokemon. I was thinking more old school like Mario. First, we had to decide on a pattern. We wanted something girly but simple. We found this pattern:
Now, back to questing for the perfect gaming fabric. I thought that the Pokemon choices were slightly childish. And she agreed. We were looking at the Mario when something caught my eye on an end-cap. It was a Link fabric. But not the cartoony Legend of Zelda characters, but something darker and with more substance.
She fell in love with it!!! We are doing pattern D with contrasting godet. Godet for those not in the know, is the contrasting panel on the dress. We went with a gorgeous olive leaf print.
It matches Link’s tunic and cap perfectly!!!
She is extremely excited and wants this dress done yesterday. I think I know what I will be doing on my lunch break.
Now, if my fabric choices were only so easy. I am jealous that she chose this one because I would have liked it myself. I am torn between the following:
***I am really hoping that there are some folks from DDO/Turbine at Pax East. Pink is so excited!****