DIY clothing

DIY Hallowen Flayed Flesh Tablecloth Tutorial from Instructables’ User Tye Rannosaurus.

This is a very detailed tutorial on how to make a DIY flayed flesh tablecloth. The author also wrote that he’s used this technique on aprons, corsets and book covers. As with all Instructables’ posts, read the comment section for even more information. About this DIY flesh tablecloth from Tye Rannosuarus:

It started out as a special commission for a feature horror film called “A House is not a Home” and I had such a fun time doing it and was so happy with the results, I had to make one for myself…and now I’m sharing it with you too.

You could combine the DIY flayed flesh table cloth with these DIY inspiration skin cakes by Gillian Bell. At the link I write about how I’d go about making these cakes.

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I suddenly remembered that I had promised to make a post with pics of my jackets and vests, so here they are! 
I put them in chronological order, because why not.
The denim jacket in the middle is the same one in all three photos, I just felt like showing the two different looks it’s had (and some details that were missing in the first photo of it).

Obviously some of these arent finished, and some look more empty than they should, because I dont have that many pins so I move them around to whatever jacket/vest I’m using at the moment.

Oh and also! If you look closely at some of these photos you will notice an awesome filth patch, a gorgeous chaos armband and a totally rad scum patch, all made by the amazingly talanted hellray! <3 You should check out her shop http://hellray.storenvy.com/, she makes some really cool stuff! 

Finally doneeee *o*

I didn’t want to go to sleep until I finished it (it’s currently about 3 am here). Started working on it about 6 hours ago.. I don’t quite remember why I thought hand-embroidering the veins was a good idea..

More info tomorrow, for now I should probably get to sleep soon, haha..

edit: I’ve uploaded a tutorial for this shirt here :]]

Indie Sewing Pattern Master List

I’ll update this list as I find new indie pattern makers! Feel free to suggest any additions! 


Here’s a bit of an explanation of the terms I used in this Master Post list:

  • Sewing Patterns = Women’s sewing patterns
  • Sew-Alongs = Blog or Video tutorials that guide you through every step of creating an item from a pattern
  • Tutorials = Short tips and tricks about sewing in general
  • Pattern Add-ons = Instructions on simple modifications or additional detail pattern to a full pattern (Example: Pocket add-on pattern for a blouse or how to modify a wide-leg pattern to skinny leg pattern)
  • Dolls = Human-shaped stuffed toys
  • Stuffed Animals = Animal-shaped stuffed toys
  • Plushie = Video game or Anime inspired stuffed toys


Don’t have time to check every store for a particular pattern? Check out these shops: 


General Sewing Patterns


Historical & Vintage


Stuffed Animals, Dolls, & Plushies

Unicorn Bloomers

A week or so ago I decided that I should become a full-time fairy, since it feels so natural and makes me happy. That meant that I needed more fairy-esque items in my wardrobe, so I spent an evening making these bloomers. :]

When I was trying to describe this iridescent fabric to my friend Vanessa, she said she called it “unicorn fabric.” It a very fitting name that I’m going to use from now on too. ;p I knew it’d end up being a little itchy since it’s so tight to the skin, but I still think it was definitely worth it!

The pattern I used is a free download made by Colette Patterns, and can be found here. I altered it slightly to make the waist a little higher, though I wish I’d made it even more so.

I love this pattern a ton (I’ve used it once before). It’s simple in that it only has two pieces, though the elastic might be a tiny bit tricky if you haven’t worked with it before. But overall it’s a great beginner pattern that gives you really lovely results. :]