I am collaborating with Todd on this project; we discussed what our client requested, and I drafted a master pattern for the arm guards, which I then copied onto a square of canvas, to create a sturdy template.
Todd will use the template to cut and mold foam pieces for the arm guards; he will do the majority of the work on them, from here.
Progress photos, drafting the pattern:
Before I stitch the pleather trim together to form straps, I'm sure to wipe a bit of silicone spray over the top of the trim, so that the pleather doesn't catch on the presser foot and wreck the tensions --and break my machine. I learned that lesson the hard way, a few years back!
After the pleather becomes straps, I sew on the buckles, then we sew and epoxy the straps to the guards. We add grommets to the straps, Todd pops in the LED lights, and Studio Cat gives her final approval. The project is complete and the client is ready for Labyrinth Masquerade!
More progress photos:
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