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Making to measure

For some time I’ve wanted to learn to draft sewing patterns, having gained some practice in altering commercial patterns for a better fit.

In January, everything seemed to come together to make it possible. 215 more words


Frankly Unorthadox

So I decided to make a new shirt today, and drafted my own pattern. But I was out of large sheets of paper. So this is my wonderfully unorthodox solution:It’s a lovely mix of Ikea packaging, grocery circulars, and negative space. 86 more words

Retreat Weekend

I spent a delightful 3 days/2 nights with quilt-y friends socializing and working like crazy.  If you ever get an opportunity to go to a retreat, I highly recommend it.   250 more words


✂ Making Victorian Dragonair: Part 2 - The Bodice ✂

Here we go with part 2 of Victorian Dragonair! Fun fact: this wasn’t intended to be a cosplay in the beginning, just a normal 1860s evening gown, but in order to enter the SacAnime Masquerade the costume needed to be based on Japanese pop culture– so I found a Pokemon with the same color scheme and added little touches (like the feather headdress and the pearls) and turned it into a proper gijinka. 911 more words

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Drafting a Sloper or Pattern Block Part 2.5: the Skirt Muslin

So here is the Allspice Abounds skirt sloper. As you can see id doesn’t fit that well in the front or over the rear. A skirt must fit over the rear correctly or you won’t have a good hemline. 115 more words


Drafting a Sloper or Pattern Block Part 2: the Skirt

So drafting the skirt was WAY easier than the bodice. I should have started there. Most of the blogs and skirt drafting were very similar so I ended up doing two that had different dart placements. 159 more words


Send me Your Assassin's Creed Costume Questions!

Hello, Assassin’s Creed fans and cosplayers!

Every day you are reading my original posts on the Ezio Auditore costume I made for my husband in 2012. 168 more words