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At long last, Craftversations with Laura Spencer has arrived! Watch as we make sweater pumpkins, and talk all about her new short film Likeness, Bones and The Big Bang Theory, and LBD, of course. Enjoy, and stay tuned for part two coming Friday!

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm a totally new cosplayer, and I'm currently working on Daenerys Targaryen's blue embroidered dress. I can do the embroidery just fine, but I'm very nervous about putting the actual garment together and having it fit well. The dress seems to have a lot of structure in it. Do you have any tips for good, clean, form-fitting sewing, and any tips for putting boning/structure into a dress?

Hello there!

When making anything that needs to have perfect fit, I will always recommend making a mockup. Or several mockups, because you might need them. When doing your mockups, be sure to mark any fit issues, correct for them, transfer them to your pattern, and then do another mockup before doing the final outfit. This will ensure a good fit. Check for any signs that it is too large (gapping, fabric standing away from the body, etc.) or too small (fabric pulling in horizontal wrinkles, etc.), or the wrong shape (this is harder to determine, but make sure that the bust curve is correct and sits at your bust curve, make sure the neckline shape is correct, etc.), and correct these when possible. You can also practice with your structure on a mockup, which will help with both technique and with making sure that it fits once the structure is inside.

For something like this, most of your work is going to be in the tailoring, not in the interior, though some interior structure will help. If you look at the worn photo, the dress appears to be structured through the torso, underneath the breasts and above the waist. You can use a firmer interlining to help keep that shape (something like a silk organza or a hair canvas will get the structure without a lot of bulk). Using a fusible interfacing on the fashion fabric would also create more structure in that area, though I would recommend the interlining.

There is quite possibly boning in the dress underneath the darts, starting at the waist and ending at the underbust. I would do spiral steel boning there, at the side seams, and in the same location in the back. Attach your boning channels to an interior layer so that they hide better. You can do a mockup with cheap plastic boning or with plastic cable ties to make sure you have the placement and fit right before proceeding.

I would guess that this has bra cups built in, though I can’t see the inside to know for sure.

Mostly, this is going to be a project that requires practice. Be sure to cut your pieces well with sharp scissors, and be sure to sew your seams nice and straight, and to press them when you are done. It may help to have a dressform that you can drape this on in the patterning phase, or have a friend help you pin it while worn, so that you can get the fit just right. 

Also, if you can find notes from the costumers or photographs of the inside of the dress, that will help quite a bit. Look around for GoT-specific costuming sites to see if that is available.

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

Disney Networks Highlights

Sunday, October 1
— SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EPISODE —
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Puppy Dog Pals “Return to the Pumpkin Patch / Haunted Howl-oween”
(10:30 – 11:00 A.M. EDT)
“Return to the Pumpkin Patch” – After Bingo loses his collar at a pumpkin patch, he, Rolly and Hissy return to find it.

“Haunted Howl-oween” – When a neighborhood kid can’t trick-or-treat because she’s lost her costume, Bingo and Rolly go on a mission to track it down.
TV-Y

Original Series – Series Premiere on Disney Channel
Vampirina “Going Batty / Scare B&B”
(11:00 – 11:25 A.M. EDT)
“Going Batty” – Vampirina (aka “Vee”) is nervous about making new friends after she and her family move from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.

“Scare B&B” – The Hauntley’s open up a Scare B&B and accidentally book two groups for the same night.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Vampirina “The Sleepover / Portrait of a Vampire”
(11:25 –11:50 A.M. EDT)
“The Sleepover” – Vee invites her new human friends over for a sleepover.

“Portrait of a Vampire” – On Vee’s first day of school, she gets frightened during her class photo and leans on her new friend, Poppy, for support.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Tangled: The Series “Big Brothers of Corona”
(7:30 – 8:00 P.M. EDT)
When an infamous thief turns out to be two orphaned little girls, Eugene and Lance try to turn the girls away from their life of crime.
*James Monroe Iglehart (Broadway’s “Aladdin”) recurs as Lance.
TV-Y7

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Vampirina “Vee’s Surprise Party / Vee Goes Viral”
(11:00 – 11:30 A.M. EDT)
“Vee’s Surprise Party” – Vee invites her class over for a party full of spooky surprises.

“Vee Goes Viral” – While trying to learn a new dance, Vee unknowingly teaches her friends a dance that gets the attention of a competitive ghoul, Dragos the Dancer.
*Donald Faison (“Scrubs”) guest stars as Dragos the Dancer.
TV-Y

Friday, October 6
— SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EPISODE —
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Mickey and the Roadster Racers “The Haunted Hot Rod / Pete’s Ghostly Gala”
(10:30 – 11:00 A.M. EDT)
“The Haunted Hot Rod” – Mickey wants to race the Haunted Hot Rod, a ghostly Roadster who only races on Halloween.

“Pete’s Ghostly Gala” – The Happy Helpers try to catch three ghosts who threaten to ruin Pete’s Halloween Party.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Vampirina “The Plant Predicament / Mummy Mayhem”
(11:00 – 11:30 A.M. EDT)
“The Plant Predicament” – Edna enters a Green Thumb Contest and accidentally plants some of Oxana’s magical Transylvanian seeds.

“Mummy Mayhem” – When Vee goes on a field trip to the Natural History Museum, she runs into an old family friend, King Pepi.
*Andrew Rannells (“Girls”) guest stars as King Pepi.
TV-Y

Saturday, October 7

— SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EPISODE —
Original Series – Special Half-Hour Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Milo Murphy’s Law “Milo’s Halloween Scream-A-Torium!”
(7:30 – 8:00 A.M. EDT)
Zack doesn’t think anything about Halloween can scare him anymore, but he didn’t account for Murphy’s Law.
TV-Y7

— SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EPISODE —
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
DuckTales “Terror of the Terra-firmians!”
(8:00 – 8:30 A.M. EDT)
Huey and Webby’s disagreement over the existence of a mythic species leads the kids to explore an eerie abandoned subway tunnel, while Mrs. Beakley grows suspicious of Lena.
TV-Y7

Sunday, October 8
— SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EPISODE —

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Tangled: The Series “The Wrath of Ruthless Ruth”
(7:30 – 8:00 P.M. EDT)
When The Snuggly Duckling suddenly becomes haunted by its original owner, Ruthless Ruth, Rapunzel helps the Pub Thugs figure out the reason behind the ghost’s return.
*Danielle Brooks (“Orange Is the New Black”) guest stars as Ruthless Ruth.
TV-Y7

— SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EPISODE —
Original Series – Special Half-Hour Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Disney Mickey Mouse “The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular”
(8:00 – 8:30 P.M. EDT)
Mickey is challenged by his nephews to tell a scary story on Halloween night.
TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Vampirina “Little Terror/Super Natural”
(11:00 – 11:30 A.M. EDT)
“Little Terror” – Vee and her friends volunteer to babysit for her baby cousin.

“Super Natural” – When a family of ghost hunters comes to stay at the Scare B&B, Vee and her family spend the day trying to prove that their house is not haunted.
TV-Y

Friday, October 13
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Vampirina “Vamping Trip/The Monster Snore”
(11:00 – 11:30 A.M. EDT)
“Vamping Trip” – Vee and her family go on a camping trip.

“The Monster Snore” – A monster gets lost on his way to the Scare B&B and ends up at the wrong house.
TV-Y

— SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EPISODE —
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Sofia the First “Too Cute to Spook”
(11:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. EDT)
On Halloween, Sofia helps her wizard friend, Calista, learn that the best way to make new friends is to just be yourself.
TV-Y

Saturday, October 14

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD 

DuckTales “The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!”
(8:00 – 8:30 A.M. EDT)
Huey competes with Dewey for a coveted internship with Duckburg’s newest tech billionaire, Mark Beaks, while Scrooge and Glomgold team up to take this new competitor down.
*Josh Brener (“Silicon Valley”) guest stars as Mark Beaks.
TV-Y7

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Elena of Avalor “The Jewel of Maru”
(9:00 – 9:30 A.M. EDT)
On Día de los Muertos, Elena meets a Maruvian ghost named Amaláy who stands watch over the powerful Jewel of Maru.
*Genesis Rodriguez (animated series “Big Hero 6”) as Amaláy.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Tangled: The Series “Max’s Enemy”
(7:30 – 8:00 P.M. EDT)
When a new crime-fighting horse arrives in Corona, it doesn’t take long for Maximus to realize his new stablemate didn’t come to town to make nice.
TV-Y7

Monday, October 16

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel 

Vampirina “Bone Appetit/Woodchuck Woodsies”
(11:00 – 11:30 A.M. EDT)
“Bone Appetit” – Demi brings the infamous Chef Remy Bones to the Scare B&B to help with the meal preparations.

“Woodchuck Woodsies” – Vee joins Poppy and Bridget at a Woodchuck Wooodsie event.
TV-Y

Friday, October 20
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Vampirina “The Little Witch/Hide & Shriek”
(11:00 – 11:30 A.M. EDT)
“The Little Witch” – The most famous witches in all of Transylvania come to stay at the Scare B&B with their adorable daughter, Phoebe.

“Hide & Shriek” – Vee invites her friends over for a game of “hide and shriek.”
TV-Y

Saturday, October 21

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD 

DuckTales “The House of the Lucky Gander!”
(8:00 – 8:30 A.M. EDT)
Donald competes with his cousin Gladstone Gander to impress Louie at a mysterious resort in Macaw, while Scrooge tries to lure the kids away from the resort’s endless distractions.
*Paul F. Tompkins (“Bajillion Dollar Propertie$”) guest stars as Gladstone Gander, and B.D. Wong (“Mr. Robot”) guest stars as Toad Liu Hai.
TV-Y7

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Tangled: The Series “The Way of the Willow”
(7:30 – 8:00 P.M. EDT)
When Rapunzel discovers that Queen Arianna has an estranged sister, she invites her newly discovered Aunt Willow to Corona.
*Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock”) guest stars as Aunt Willow.
TV-Y7

Monday, October 23
Original Series – Season Two Premiere on Disney XD

Pickle and Peanut “Huge Reward / Bear-I-Cade”
(7:00 – 7:30 A.M. EDT)
“Huge Reward” – When L’il Pickle is lost, Pickle offers a huge reward for his pet’s safe return.

“Bear-I-Cade” – A menacing bear threatens Pickle and Peanut’s boys’ weekend together.
TV-Y7

— SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EPISODE —
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Pickle and Peanut “Camp / Freeway Island”
(7:30 – 8:00 A.M. EDT)
“Camp” – The duo tries to get the summer camp experience they never had when they stumble upon a spooky abandoned campground.

“Freeway Island” – Pickle and Peanut crash their van onto a freeway island and must learn how to survive on it.
TV-Y7

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Vampirina “Vampire Weekend/The Bird Who Knew Too Much”
(11:00 – 11:30 A.M. EDT)
“Vampire Weekend” – During a full moon, Vee and Poppy magically switch places and Vee transforms into a human and Poppy into a vampire.

“The Bird Who Knew Too Much” – When Vee and Poppy’s class pet comes to stay at the Scare B&B, they have to stop the bird from revealing too much about the haunted house to Poppy’s brother, Edgar.
TV-Y

Tuesday, October 24
— SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EPISODE —
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Pickle and Peanut “Wet Wedding / Tweenage Lupinus”
(7:00 – 7:30 A.M. EDT)
“Wet Wedding” – Pickle and Peanut take over as captains of the ship to save their friend’s wedding cruise.

“Tweenage Lupinus” – When Peanut thinks he’s been transformed into a werewolf, he’s determined to find a way to turn Pickle into one, too.
TV-Y7

Friday, October 27
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Vampirina “The Ghoul Girls/Game Night”
(11:00 – 11:30 A.M. EDT)
“The Ghoul Girls” – Vampirina’s favorite band, The Scream Girls, comes to stay at the Scare B&B and help Vee and her friends overcome their stage fright.

“Game Night” – Vee invites her friends over for family game night and teaches them some of her favorite Transylvania games.
TV-Y

Saturday, October 28
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Marvel’s Spider-Man “Screwball Live”
(7:30 – 8:00 A.M. EDT)
Spider-Man is targeted by a new costumed figure named Screwball for a series of online prank videos which block him from fighting crime.
TV-Y7 FV

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
DuckTales “The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!”
(8:00 – 8:30 A.M. EDT)
In a lost pyramid, Louie interprets a pharaoh’s prophecy to his advantage, forcing Scrooge and Launchpad to convince a group of living mummies to rescue him.
TV-Y7

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Elena of Avalor “Royal Rivalry”
(9:00 – 9:30 A.M. EDT)
Elena invites a princess from a neighboring kingdom to Avalor hoping to repair an old alliance.
*Chrissie Fit (“Pitch Perfect 2”) guest stars as Princess Valentina.
TV-Y

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Here’s a #throwbackThursday to my Satine cosplay. Moulin Rouge is full of inspiration! 

The corset is based on the 1880s corset in Norah Waugh’s book Corsets and Crinolines, and I draped the shoulder portions onto a mockup. The skirt is a three-quarter circle skirt with most of it pleated into the back, so that the front is straight and slim but the back is full and flowing. The butterfly bow in the back has horsehair braid in the seams to give it some body. The wig is Broadway by Sepia in 130. 


This is quite old now - from 2012! I learned a lot with this costume, particularly the corset. The neckline edge stretched out quite a bit on the bias, which I later stabilised with twill tape, but it’s a messy fix. My boning channels were also pretty bulky, since I made them with flat felled seams - I definitely wouldn’t do this again with such a substantial duchess satin for my fashion fabric, especially not on those curvy overbust seams. And I’d definitely do a modesty panel!


Photo credit George Germaine.

Bones - 12x09 - The Steel in the Wheels - Press Release

BONES
Air Date: Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time Slot: 9:01 PM-10:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (BON-1209) “The Final Chapter: The Steel in the Wheels”

[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

TUESDAY, MARCH 7

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Audio descriptions for tonight’s episodes of NEW GIRL, THE MICK and BONES are available on the SAP Audio Channel.]

–“BONES” - (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 -

THE TEAM GOES UNDERCOVER ON AN ALL-NEW “BONES” TUESDAY, MARCH 7, ON FOX

Fan-Favorite Guest Star Stephen Fry (“The Great Indoors”) Returns!

When a young man dies in a horrendous hay baler accident, Booth, Brennan and Aubrey slap on trashy disguises and go undercover at a rowdy demolition derby competition to investigate the case. Meanwhile, Dr. Gordon Wyatt (guest star Stephen Fry) returns and assists Hodgins and Cam when the ongoing Gormogon case hits a dead end in the all-new “The Final Chapter: The Steel in the Wheels” episode of BONES airing Tuesday, March 7 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BON-1209) (TV-14 L, V)

Cast: Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance Brennan; David Boreanaz as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth; TJ Thyne as Dr. Jack Hodgins; Michaela Conlin as Angela Montenegro; Tamara Taylor as Dr. Camille “Cam” Saroyan; John Boyd as FBI Special Agent James Aubrey

Guest Cast: Stephen Fry as Dr. Gordon Wyatt, Ignacio Serricchio as Rodolfo Fuentes, Christina Carlisi as Agnes Doyle, John Philbin as Ned Dixon, Erin Conner as Charlene Fisher, Joe Ochman as Barry McGee, Jaime Bergman as Dawn Skaggs, Ronnie Gene Blevins as Ray Kimball, Chris Ferraro as Carmageddon, Peter Joseph Ferraro as Mad Dog.

10 musings in costume:

1. If you can hail a taxi in full Glinda, you can hail a taxi at any time.

2. To the dudes drinking Capt Morgan straight out of the bottle and not even trying to hide it, who made fun of me on the street - screw you…  Also, I hope you get arrested because you’re not even smart enough to put it in a brown bag.  Come on. You can make fun of me all you want but how sad is your Saturday when all you have to do is walk the streets of NYC and you can’t even afford to drink in a bar.  Or top shelf.  XD  Or be smart enough to at least hide it… o_O Had you been nice I’d have totally done the Captain pose with you in princess costume and had a fun old time.  I am the tebowing Star Princess after all.

3. I had a Giselle moment running through NYC because my friend forgot her Wicked tickets and ran back to the hotel to get them.  She blended in with the night; I – well, – I stuck out like a sore thumb running three NYC blocks behind her. :P

4. Because of point 3 I was immensely grateful I wore tennis shoes under my dress.  But so sad I didn’t get a photo of them …

5. Close your boning channels.  Close your boning channels.  CLOSE YOUR BONING CHANNELS.  Because I was rushing TWO costumes for Broadwaycon certain things had to be skipped.  One of them was closing my boning channels.  After being in full corset & boned bodice, where the boning wasn’t closed, I had welts under my arms from all the boning that poked me all day.  Not fun!

6. Kids can be charming - sometimes.  One highlight of my trip is when a little boy came up to me in the Javits Center (non-BroadwayCon-area) and asked me to grant him a wish.  He said he wanted to be rich (!!!!!) with lots of enthusiastic exclamation points.  I told him I did too.  And that I hoped it came true for both of us.  Maybe a true fairy would’ve said some crap like “but we’re already rich in health and love and blah blah blah”.  I feel your pain kid, and I understand XD

7. You can spend hours and hours and hours on a retractable, collapsible wand that’s supposed to be super convenient to carry around, and it’ll break the SECOND YOU ENTER THE CON.

8. Don’t expect BroadwayCon techies to have, or even know, what a leatherman is.  Or have pliers, knives, or gaff tape.  Techies, I’m a little disappointed.  Or maybe they were just baffled Glinda the Good was asking for a leatherman to fix her wand?  (like what the…? how the?)

9. People can be mean but people can also be really nice.  I met so many nice people at the con.  I just love that someone can sit down next to me and chat about costumes and theatre like we’ve known each other forever.  I’m awkward and untrustworthy and don’t fit in ever, so things like this mean a lot to me. It was great going to my first con and being around so many kind people.

10. We had a line at Wicked.  We. had a LINE.  I laughed so hard.  We were taking pictures in the Wicked lobby, random people were coming up to us, and it was hectic because it was 10 minutes to curtain.  Someone jumped in and tried to get a photo and the people in front of us were like, “EXCUSE ME we were in LINE!” – and we looked at eachother and laughed and we were like, “we have a LINE? people are LINING UP to take photos with us?”

The kicker: the next day at the Disney Store in Times Square, someone stopped my friend (who was wearing a Wicked hoodie) in the bathroom and apparently they were chatting about how her kids got to meet Glinda and Elphie last night at Wicked – and my friend’s like, hey, that was us!  Ahahahaha.  Small world, even in NYC….

BONUS:

11. Take your own photos – I didn’t take any photos and thought there’d be a million photos of me out there!  I can barely find any :( I hope more surface soon.  Maybe.  I might NOT want to see what I looked like.  Eeep.

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Want to see how the oldest corset company in England makes their corsets? I finally pulled together my footage of my tour of Vollers Corsets! :) Some of the machines and tools are over 100 years old. Which machine is your favorite? Mine is probably the automatic eyelet press.

Here’s are the timestamps for the video:
0:25 Antique corset patterns
1:25 Cutting the corset patterns
1:40 Corset busks of various lengths
1:45 Cording panels (sent to a processing house)
2:30 Organizing WIP (work in progress) corsets for different orders
3:30 Cutting spiral steel bones to length and adding on U-tips
4:50 Sewing on the boning channels (twin-needle machine)
5:45 Inserting the steel bones
6:00 Installing the busk (both sides)
7:30 Sewing on the binding (single pass using a binding attachment)
8:20 Securing the binding with a bar-tack
8:45 Modesty placket & modesty panel (back flap)
9:50 Inserting eyelets
11:00 Lacing up the finished corset

Update.

A really nice person came to me today and gave me some new info on the skull_general witch case. 

Take a look at our conversation:

Them: Hello? I apologize if it is late or early for you. But I bring important and disturbing news about Bones…you see I was a mod in her server and all of the mods have access to a private channel. Bones and her mods have been using that chat to talk shit about Nifaux, Rykitsu, and Robogattsu among other people. They’ve also been using it to plan some dangerous and illegal things. Just recently, Bones dropped Nifaux’s personal information into that chat with really bad intentions. When I brought this to Nifaux, she was really scared and worked with friends to report it to Discord admins. Unfortunately, a mod (who is no longer speaking to Bones and has since left the server) deleted the message before Discord could do anything about it. I could tell that mod was very disappointed with how Bones was acting. Here is the screenshot of when it happened

You see...the reason why Bones is preaching that witches are horrible is because her ex girlfriend Nifaux broke up with her because she was tired of the neglect in the relationship

A couple of mods, including myself, have been demoted with the reason being “inactive” or kicked entirely when we all know the true reason is we don’t agree with Bones’ actions

Before I was kicked, I was able to warn Rykitsu of the spies Bones had sent to her server so that she could ban them. But that’s all I could do…

I give you permission to use anything in this conversation as evidence. But please keep my identity hidden…just in case

Me ((a bit later)): of course. thanks for telling me. (and the timezones are just fine)

Them:  I’m glad I could help. I’m just tired of seeing this kind of thing happen with her.

Me: agreed.

Them:  If any of my friends still modding her server see anything fishy, I’ll ask them to send me screenshots for evidence. But for now I’m kind of flying solo.

Me:  alright, thanks again.

______________________

…I honestly don’t know what to say. Bones is talking shit behind people’s backs, drops their personal infromation, insults both paganism and witchcraft, all because she’s FUCKING BITTER

And if you don’t believe this Anonymous sourse, you can probably believe Robogattsu’s twitter:

(Which is also confirming all the things I said about witchcraft and paganism in th last post)

Now, after all this, please look at this shit and tell me if you still find it funny.

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2016 bones challengeday 3: first episode you watched, and when (august 2010)
“My name is Brennan. I’m Dr….. I’m Dr. Temperance Brennan. I work at the Jeffersonian Institution. I’m a Forensic Anthropologist. I specialize in identifying….. in identifying people when nobody knows who they are. My father was a science teacher. My mother was a bookkeeper. My brother….. I have a brother. I’m Dr. Temperance Brennan.”

anonymous asked:

how is the degas bodice constructed?

The very short version - cottong lining sandwiched and with spiral boning inserted into channels, and linen or cotton exterior. Elastics over the shoulders, for flexibility, lace in the neck opening, buttons in front. Hourglass shape, so the lower half flairs a bit out over the gauze tutu.

Different productions do different constructions, in terms of where to place the seams and what grain direction you cut the fabric in. Diagonal might give a different flexibility than straight. The best you can do is probably to mark the seams in a photo with red, like this:

…and from there draft a pattern which you try out in a toile, a mockup makde of a cheap fabric. Best of luck!

Writing combat: thoughts on arrows

I caught myself writing about the ‘sharp whistle’ that pierced the air as one of my characters shot an arrow from a bow. This is a very tropey thing in movies, but I wondered how realistic it was.

A quick Google told me: not at all unless your arrow has something wrong with it, or if you designed it to fire that way. Mongolians during the time of Genghis Khan had recurve bows and sometimes used arrows, during hunting, that were made with a bone arrowhead with air channels carved into it. This type of arrowhead would have produced a whistling sound.

So a standard steel arrowhead produced for military use (in my fantasy society) wouldn’t whistle. But a bone one might. And archers in my fantasy society might favour a whistling arrowhead because, y’know, it has the intimidation factor - death whistling through the air! Sproink!

Decisions, decisions. Good thing this draft isn’t yet final.

(Any thoughts, @picadreams?)

anonymous asked:

do you know how to make the maria reynolds dress from hamilton? i really wanna cosplay maria but i dont know how to make her dress

It’s a pretty straightforward bodice pattern and I don’t think you could really go wrong looking into the same colonial bodice patterns you might use for the Schuyler sisters since the fit is still conical. One of the main details is the expose boning channels and the gathered bell sleeves. 

It does also look like the side panels of the bodice are closed over the stomacher portion but if you’re a beginner seamstress it’s really not a major detail to drive yourself crazy trying to replicate, creating the entire bodice in one piece is the easiest way to tackle it.