||[Jul. 8th, 2007|11:07 pm]
|||||It's My Life-No Doubt-It's My Life - Single||]|
Woot! My best friend Carrie, maker of the Quidditch robes, came through again for my Ravenclaw house robes! I bought the materials for the robe, oh, back in March or April and Carrie had been periodically bugging me for arm length and shoulder measurements for ages and I had been putting it off. Driving home Monday night, I realized the the movie was coming out in the next week and then the book was the week after, leaving this the only free non-Potter weekend. Yikes! So I headed down to Fresno and sort of helped Carrie put together the robes. My part was mostly surfing the web, yakking, petting cats and children and standing on a chair for hem measurements.
Carrie finished them this afternoon and they are awesome! I had found a really nice black egyptian cotton for the outside and a beautiful blue satin for the lining. The whole thing is lined, including the sleeves and inside of the hood. It's the same pattern as my Quidditch outfit except for the different sleeves. I found some really cool Celtic-looking antiqued silver frog clasps for the front, but we have found that they have to be supplimented by hook and eye closures underneath.
I found suitable slacks (I know, girl students wear skirts, but I am not a skirt person, so I guess I'm in drag!) and a great tie. I dunno why the movie outfits have them with blue and silver since the house colors are clearly blue and BRONZE. As soon as we got home I put the whole ensemble on and OMG is it HOT. I am going to melt. But hey! It's for a good cause, yeah? If your cause is looking like an HP fangirl, that is!
Anyways, here's a pic. Sorry for the poor quality, but my camera was running out a battery and didn't have the oomph for a flash. Better pics to follow. Now I need to get a wand...