I passed the proposal defense with flying colours! I managed to get four outfits completed for showing, a powerpoint slide presentation and answered questions like I knew my shit. Yeah!
Outfit number three had a sweater I'm really not happy with, so I am reknitting it. The yarn I chose originally didn't hold up to softness once it was washed for blocking. it feels like plastic now. I went rooting in the textile bins at school though and found a fairly nice worsted wool and I am working on reknitting now. I donated a bag of yarns to replace the cone I took, so I'm still working within budget. The fourth outfit was a shirtwaist dress with full 1950s skirt in black cotton and a bought moto jacket in pleather that I am reworking with ruffles and such. I had planned to have one made in leather, but then this season they became "fashionable" and I bout the pleather one for 70$ at Reitman's. Last Thursday I spent the day inserting a grosgrain ribbon frill into the collar. Red on black. It's striking.
Today I am taking the day off, working on housework, like laundry and such. I'll knit for a bit, then it's off to a Cultural Studies party this afternoon at the Mount.
Tomorrow I am back on schedule! I have five outfits left to complete, and a major paper to write, the first deadline being mid May with my intro and historical background and political art movements that contributed to UK punk. I want this project finished by end of August.