In the snatches of clarity (usually while sewing a hem), I rail at my past self and ask why she thought this would be a good idea. 

As of picture time, 
Yards of fabric hemmed: 46
Yards of ruffles made: 23
Tiers of ruffles: 2

  03 April 2014 at 10:10am

Finished the shirt on Monday night, posting a picture now! Because I didn’t make the mockup right, there are some weird fit areas …even after ripping open the lining and shell to take the sides in (and they had been finished so nicely before! :’(  )

Worn with a grey skirt I’d made for everyday wear, but it’s not going to be the Witch skirt so it got cropped out.

Closer picture of the symbol because I am still enamoured with it.

  03 April 2014 at 10:07am

Witch of Space progress pictures, taken at two separate times of day! 

The top is fully lined and I did a (kind of) neat job in finishing the sleeves. It’s not that impressive or significant a detail, but it’s cool enough for me! 

I was making up the method for the symbol as I went along, so it was fraying something awful under the satin stitching. Solution? BEDAZZLE. Going to sew in more bead anchoring threads and clip the frays tomorrow. 

  30 March 2014 at 09:07am

Four hundred percent decked-out Jack Sparrow at the Norcal Spring Cosplay Gathering, complete with compass and jar of dirt.

  18 March 2014 at 04:20pm

"Oh, we’re taking a photo?? We gotta get all our derp out first!"

A super friendly Jade and Dave pair from the Norcal Spring Cosplay Gathering. If anyone knows who they are, please let me know! 

  18 March 2014 at 12:40pm

Some pictures from the Norcal Spring Cosplay Gathering! Drop me a line to add credit. 

Chibi Moon 
Sailor Pluto
 

  17 March 2014 at 05:09pm

Commemorative post for the Wicked Witch of the West dress that I made in September for a Wizard of Oz-themed event. The hat turned out ill-fitting and badly made, so I threw it away at the end. The dress was plenty of fun to wear and scowl at everyone!, but I was too busy to get decent photos in green makeup.

Six-panelled full circle skirt (which is really fun for swishing around and striding gloomily a la Severus Snape) and seven different fabrics (one was denim used for interfacing the waistband). I made up the bodice pattern and assembly as I went along, which was problematic at some points! 

I’m considering harvesting the crepeback satin in the skirt for Jade’s god tier, since I’m unlikely to have an occasion to re-wear this dress anytime. 

  17 March 2014 at 02:34am

NorCal Spring Cosplay Gathering 2014

  16 March 2014 at 10:37am

wee woo selfie alert

Taken in the washroom before driving two hours to San Jose, and then in a clump of wilderness near the parking area at Kelley Park. 

Today was awesome and I am tired.

  15 March 2014 at 10:09pm

Girls! Reed instruments! Colour palette doodles!

  05 March 2014 at 05:20pm

Frog #2 finished! and I made sure to take pictures this time before losing it at a petrol station (as was the fate of poor Frog #1, alas).

Time: Seven episodes of Avatar. After twenty-two long years of never having watched the series, I finished it on Thursday after an intense four days …..and then promptly started a rewatch. 

  16 February 2014 at 11:14pm

I don’t have a proper black shirt yet nor the socks, Lunchmuffs, Squiddlejacket, or Squiddlesneaks, buuuuuuut I think I’m about ready to call the dress done. 

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  13 February 2014 at 02:35pm

Everything is either pinned very loosely or being held up at the back, so the bodice and sash are hanging in weird ways. Going to shorten and hem the second tier and maybe add more floof underneath so it doesn’t drape so sadly.

Also the bed in the mirror belongs to roommate.

  08 February 2014 at 09:56pm

I FUCKED UP I FUCKED UP I FUCKED UP

(ETA: Slow satin stitching is okay, but remember to swap out your ginormous duck canvas needles for the finer silk needles before punching massive stress holes into your taffeta aghhh)

  07 February 2014 at 04:31pm

hahahaha what is timeliness

  06 February 2014 at 10:39am