Can you all help keep me honest?

There are less than two months til Halloween, and I’m pretty behind on costuming.  Last year I was a cyberpunk courier, and this year I’m planning to be a dryad.  Last year’s costume was finished in a couple of hellish late nights, and I’d really like to avoid that fate this year.  Except I made a map using Freemind of everything I need to do and think about, and the results were sobering.

So, would you all mind if I did a costuming progress post every Monday so you can shame me if I’m falling behind?  I’ll post progress pics and tell you what I plan to do this week, and then you’ll see how well I do when Monday rolls around.

This past week, I finally drafted my corset pattern (or, at least, it’s first iteration).  I used Cathy Hay’s guide to drafting a custom corset which is excellent and requires 14 separate measurements (thank goodness for my housemate and for Hulu).

Look, it’s me!

This coming week, I’ll transfer the pattern to muslin and cut it out.  My stretch goal is sewing all the pieces together so I know what I need to tweak, but I’m travelling this weekend, so that may not be possible.  You’ll find out how I did on Monday!

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About Leah Libresco

Leah Anthony Libresco graduated from Yale in 2011. She works as a statistician for a school in Washington D.C. by day, and by night writes for Patheos about theology, philosophy, and math at She was received into the Catholic Church in November 2012."