Sorry this post is actually from 28th May, I didn't have time to write it earlier so now I'm writing it in the middle of the night.
I FINISHED THIS SUCKER TODAY!
Err, let's go back a bit and go through what I actually did today... and excuse me for the crappy yellow-ish lighting again.
Remember last time when I pinned the lining? I continued from there. Obviously the next step was to sew a straight seam all around the top part so that the lining was finally fully attached at all sides and couldn't live its own life anymore.
|Mr. Lining, no more derping for you, Mr. Sewing Needle takes away your freedom BOHAHAHA|
|Sewing seen from another angle|
|Now it's on|
|Fold it over and sew again|
|Fold sewn on, it's close to the goal line now ~|
Mom took my hip measure and cut out a fitting piece. I went and zigzaged the ends of the elastic so they wouldn't fray.
|Finished 'flap' (elastic is of course on the lining side, only fastened on the upper part)|
What did I learn? Well, one thing's for sure... lining is a bitch to work with, it has its own life and hates cooperating with your plans and enjoys bringing you cosplay misery in the form of never perfect fittings.