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thank you both for such nice messages, I’m so glad you like my art…!! hopefully I can help at least a little bit!

anon 2) my brush settings can be found here!
anon 1) wrinkles can get pretty complex! it depends on the type, weight, thickness, and cut of the fabric, whether the character is in motion, etc; I wish I could get into everything, but it’s a huge subject that I don’t think I could possibly cover…!! but I can at least give you some very very basic tips on building up a dress (and the lace underneath!)

here are some examples of dresses I’ve drawn recently. they might seem complex, but when broken down to their most basic form, they’re actually very simple shapes that follow very similar rules!

are you seeing any patterns between them? while they do differ a bit, they’re by and large made from the same long line that curves into itself and back out. learning where this line goes and how it changes under different circumstances is learned largely through practice and intuition, but there are some steps you can take to begin building a foundation to work from! (or at least to sort of break down the process!)

  1. determine the shape/angle of the dress itself. in this example, I’m using a big poofy dress shown from slightly below!
  2. use this as a guide when adding that curving line from before. think of how the fabric folds, and keep in mind that the direction of the curve (and how harsh it appears) depends on where it falls on the dress and the angle at which it’s being viewed from. in this example, it’s more pronounced on the edges, and is facing different directions on the left and the right sides.
  3. wherever cloth folds, wrinkles appear! wrinkles will be more abundant where the cloth is more compact; in this case, that’s toward the waistline. on a dress like this, a fold will originate at the waistline and radiate downward; this means that on an uninterrupted fold, the line that you draw should (if you were to continue it all the way, which is not always necessary) reach cleanly back to the waist. I added one translucent line to help illustrate this idea!
  4. want to add a lace layer? it’s the same concept!! add your basic curving line underneath, keeping in mind that the cloth above will likely mirror whatever it’s falling over. (not perfectly, but somewhat!) so try to keep it a little consistent!
  5. details are easy now!! you can add any sort of lace pattern you want by just tracing over that first line! I used a basic scallop shape here
  6. want even more lace? just repeat step four as many times as you want underneath your last layer of lace!

once you get the hang of this part, figuring out more complex stuff gets much easier! I’m not great at explaining things, but hopefully you were able to come away with some kind of new information, haha…!! I’m wishing you both the best with your art!!!

Embroidered Tweet, black silk on fabric cut from an antique nightgown, tweet by Shaadi Devereaux, embroidery by Cybele Knowles

“This piece is an embroidery of a tweet by Shaadi Devereaux, a Black and AfroIndigenous writer who uses media to build narratives for Trans Women of Color. Every once in a while, you come across a shard of truth that pierces your thick skull and shifts your perspective. For me, Shaadi’s tweet was one of those shards. When it popped up in my timeline, it immediately spoke to my growing recognition that I’d wasted a lot of time – years of my life – trying to make a heterosexual relationship with a man work.

And it made me laugh. Misandrist humor has a curative function. Many women are socialized to value men more than themselves. Misandrist humor, which rhetorically devalues men, can help women correct the dangerous imbalance of overvaluing men’s comfort and feelings at the expense of our own well-being and safety.

This embroidery is also a tribute to the blazingly smart women on Twitter and other social media platforms from whom I’ve learned so much.”

this… this was going to be an answer to a question about germany and prussia being cops, but i didnt even draw germany, so, my bad, scratch that, ill answer that ask properly later

so, you know those cops, the ones that are born bulldogs? that true detective shit, those whove seen enough to say and believe in things like, “there are people among us who shouldnt be allowed to be among us”? yeah, well, none of these fuckwads are made from that cut of fabric. ive always envisioned that uk, fr, usa, and pr were just playing at cops, that they were always meant to be doing something else. that, theyll play up the game, but when it looks to be going south, theyll break, and boy, will they break bad. in the course of the au, some of them discover what that something theyre meant to be doing is, and some of them dont 

ive also decided, just now in fact, that trucker canada was definitely a park ranger in his past. its important to me that if america is the epitome of the frontier (in all its terrible vastness, that male fantasy of untrammeled autonomy, all those myths of selfishness and individualism and isolationism – and the worst narrative of them all: the one about performative heroism), then canada can only be about survival. america is the vice of longing to be lonely (“if i must deal with others, i will do it on my own terms”), and canada is the virtue of that loneliness 

so, yeah, canada and germany divide the world of law between them; there is no third

the world belongs to you an eastern promises mafia au series


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Mend the Heart Spell

A spell to start healing emotionally after rejection.

Originally posted by princess-of-positivity

You Will Need:

💝 Rose Petals
💝 Warm Water
💝 A bowl
💝 2 White Candles
💝 Rose Quartz
💝 1 bag of Chamomile Tea
💝 Red Fabric
💝 Needle
💝 White Thread


From your fabric cut out a heart and cut it down the middle so you have two halves. Thread your needle before beginning spell (just makes it easier).


💝 Place your rose petals at the bottom of your bowl then add your rose quartz on top

💝 Carefully fill bowl with warm water then add your chamomile tea. Leave it near you to steep. 

💝 Light both candles one to your left and one to your right in front of you. Let them burn during the rest of the spell.

💝 “My heart was broken, but it will heal, it will mend, it will seal.” While saying this take your two pieces of heart in either hand and place them down in front of you pressed together

💝 Take needle and thread and begin sewing it up the middle, repairing it. “It will heal, I will heal” repeat this mentally or verbally as you sew up the heart. 

💝 Tie off the thread once done and cut it if needed so you have a mended heart. Move the bowl between the two candles before you. 

💝 “I will be okay” and place your mended heart into the water and let it soak there over night. Blow out your candles but still leave them to either side of bowl for the night.

💝 Come morning take out your heart and place it in a window to dry (you may place it on a plate or paper towel to prevent it from getting things wet). After removing your rose quartz from the bowl, pour it down the drain or toilet. Imagine this action is pouring out the pain you felt from the rejecting.

💝 Once your heart has dried place it beneath your pillow. Keep it there until you feel you have finally gotten over the rejection then burn it to release the last of your pain.

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My manager gave me a hard time for spending too much time in the bathroom. I started my period early and was unprepared. When I tried to explain it to him he tried to embarrass me openly in front of a line of customers (I cut fabric at a fabric store), so I replied by explaining to him IN DETAIL exactly why I was in there so long. Seriously, this grown ass old man acted like he'd never heard of a period before. Not a single woman in line gave him a sympathetic eye.


I crocheted the mask with a size 11 hook and two strands of dmc floss, the cuff is felt, cut to size and quilted over with a Zelda fabric. I cut out just the link panels and lined them up side by side. I tacked it down throughout all of the black lines. The clasp was also crocheted and I used beads I was lucky enough to have in the perfect color combo to keep it closed.

I love being a kid. I love being careless with my self and others around me. I love skateboarding through airports while I’m being book high paying jobs in foreign countries. I like being cut from a different fabric. I love being unfiltered with my only responsibility being to create. I love the complexity of the world around me & how I find it interesting & not scary. I love that no one in my crew has to worry about waking up early for school or a job. I love being something that I wasn’t suppose to be. I love my girls loyalty & acceptance. I love wearing the same shorts for 2 weeks in Hawaii & flying into a city in ripped jeans & all black. I love having split personalities & taste. I love Music & making videos of the weird shit me and my friends do. I love that just being myself I stick out and get looked at differently. I love not having any reference of time or day. I love not giving back to the government & my country. I love having passion & addiction. I love meeting people that are more than surface deep. I love learning & being a minimalist. I love people with artistic value that make my ADHD sustainable. I love adrenaline and release. I love how my words can inspire or offend & live under your skin. I’m probably selfish but at least I’m honest I think Most of all I love not giving a fuck.


On 7 July 1941 a Wellington bomber of the Royal Air Force was making for home after striking the German city of Münster, in the Rhineland, when it was caught by a Bf 110 night fighter. The resulting damage sustained caused a fuel leak from the starboard wing, beginning a fire at the rear of the starboard engine. The crew made a hole in the fuselage and attempted to douse the flames with extinguishers and coffee from their flasks to no effect. They were left with little option but to abandon the aircraft until a 22-year-old James Allen Ward, a sergeant pilot from New Zealand, volunteered for a last ditch effort to put out the fire. What ensued is simply incredible.

Ward climbed out of the astrodome in the roof of the fuselage - there for celestial navigation and labelled ‘1.’ in the second photograph - with a fire axe in hand. Once out of the aircraft, he put on a parachute and cutting holes in the fabric skin of the Wellington for purchase made his way down onto the wing and across to the burning engine, all while the aircraft was in flight at as best a reduced speed as could be managed. Nearly blown from the wing by the  slipstream from the propeller a few feet ahead, he managed to extinguish the fire and by removing fabric from the area later starved another fire from material to burn. With difficulty he made it safely back into the aircraft, which limped home and made a successful landing.

Ward won the Victoria Cross for his phenomenal efforts, a rare case of doing so and surviving. Sadly however, he was killed on 15 September the same year, still just 22. Piloting another Wellington, his aircraft was hit by flak over Hamburg, Germany; two of the five crew survived. He is buried in the Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery in Hamburg.

Aidas Bareikis at Canada New York

Brooklyn-based Lithuanian sculptor Aidas Bareikis continues to mine the world’s junk for his intense sculptural accumulations. Here, ‘Too Much Seaweed’ suggests a global warming meltdown or a calving of the planet. (At Canada New York on the Lower East Side through Dec 4th). Aidas Bareikis, Too Much Seaweed, globes and fabric cut-offs on flower pot stand, 50.5 x 21.5 x 12 inches, 2016.
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dadzawa teaching bakugou how to dress up nice but in a style that suits bakugou, not what best jeanist did. Including things like: dadzawa teaching bakugou how to shave with as little effort as possible but still not cut himself, fabrics that don’t wrinkle as easily and materials that will breath and keep bakugou from sweating so much which willmean he has less ammo for when he loses his temper

i love this so much

i need more Aizawa being a dad to Bakugou in my life

imagine Bakugou on shopping trips with Aizawa. imagine Aizawa dragging him along with his scarf while Aizawa is still wearing sweatpants and pjs and Bakugou is kicking and screaming and yelling throughout the entire scene (until Aizawa finally gets annoyed and wraps a piece of scarf around his mouth lmao)

Aizawa is like “Just ignore us, this is official hero training stuff.” to the passers by who’re afraid that a kidnapping is taking place

imagine Aizawa putting Bakugou down near some dress clothes and asking him to pick something out. Bakugou just picks the first thing he sees so they can just leave already, but Aizawa sighs and keeps asking until he’s sure Bakugou’s put thought into what he’s picked out, all while checking the type of fabric the clothes are made of

(which i imagine his how Bakugou got the red suit and the blue/tan suit, respectively. the red was a rushed decision while the blue/tan one was what he put thought into and actually liked the style of)

imagine Aizawa seeing little specs of blood on Bakugou’s face from where he tried to shave and sighs, and drags the poor boy over to the bathroom in order to properly show him how to shave (which Bakugou appreciates. begrudgingly. kind of.) 

imagine Aizawa absently ruffling Bakugou’s hair one day and Bakugou is both baffled and slightly insulted but kind of?? proud???? what the fuck

he’s like angrily glowing and the other kids think it’s hilarious

imagine Bakugou accidentally calling Aizawa “Dad” in the middle of class and freezing and turning absolutely red in embarrassment

the other students start to giggle and laugh (once the shock has worn off) and Bakugou threatens to blow their faces off, but Aizawa quiets them all down and goes on as if nothing happened (which Bakugou is very grateful for), but as Bakugou leaves class that day, Aizawa pats him on the head and leaves and Bakugou is silently freaking out


Astronomy Dress, complete!

Pattern is Butterick B6018, fabric is this outrageous cotton astronomy print, lined (and self-piped, that was an adventure) in gold satin. The pattern is one of Butterick’s vintage reprints, this time from 1952. Stylish time, 1952. Construction was easy and straightforward, even though cutting the fabric took forever. Almost every piece is wider than the fold, so I had to lay out and cut out each one individually. Probably took longer to cut than to construct, to be honest. It’s unlined, but I beefed up the hem with some horsehair braid for structure.

PROS: Looks great, fits wonderfully. I wasn’t sure if the empire waist would work, but it really does. I also really wanted to have something bright blue to wear come election day, and this more than fits the bill. The midcentury space witch aesthetic is underplayed, I think.

CONS: I hate side zippers, and, though I eventually managed to get the dress on, I’m not at all confident I can ever remove it. Also, I should have used a smaller print, since I didn’t realize the skirt had a central seam (it doesn’t show up on the technical on the back of the envelope) and pattern matching a print this big was hopeless. Alas.

▼Divination Bag▼

The divination bag is a method of yes/no divination. The bag is two different colors, usually complimentary colors or black and white. You use it by asking a yes/no question and flipping the bag up in the air(make sure you flip it in a way where it rotates a lot) and whatever side it lands on is your answer! Before you actually start using it, make sure you program it just as you would a pendulum. You do this by asking a simple and obvious question like “Are the walls [wall color]?” and whatever color it lands on is your yes color! its similar to flipping a coin, but I prefer it because the bag is personalized to you and has no negative energy from previous owners.


  • - Two different colored fabrics
  • - Thread/needles(or a sewing machine)
  • - Rice/beans/beads
  • - Herbs/sigils/crystals/etc of your choice(optional)

Step 1) Cut your fabric into the desired size(it can be as big or as small as you want)
Step 2) Straight stitch along three of the sides as shown in blue(do small stitches!)

Step 3) Whip stitch the edge along three of the sides as shown in blue

Step 4) Turn the bag inside out and fill it with beans/rice/beads and the herbs/crystals/sigils you chose(if you wanted to)
Step 5) Fold the open end into the bag and whip stitch it as shown in blue(do very tiny stitches!!)

You’re done! Now go charge it in the sun/moonlight for a day and its ready for use! I hope this isn’t too confusing!!

- Mod Faye


This spoon bonnet has been a project nearly 2½ years underway… I knew it was a long time ago I started drawing patterns, cutting out fabrics and all that jazz, but not that long!
Anyway, long story short, I sat down, needle and thread in hand, and went to work. Some 3 hours later, give and take, this is what it all looked like. Gone are all the ugly seams (which I spared you from seeing in any pictures at all), hidden behind satin fabric, out with the glue gun to add plenty of flowers and bows. I’m considering sewing another one because, why not?
Right now I’d just wish I could find fabric like the one I’ve used here for the hat to make a matching dress from. Definitely need to make some dress or other to go with this!


Torque’s Spoonie Comfort Rice Bag

You’ll Need

  • 1lb Uncooked Rice
  • Scissors, Fabric
  • Needles
  • Pins
  • Yarn

Step 1: Cut and pin down fabric square. Lay both pieces together on the reverse side.

Step 2: Sew fabric, leaving one corner open at least 2 inches

Step 3: Pull your needle through the inside, then turn the fabric inside out.

Step 4: Your needle should now be on the outside of the square.

Step 5: Fill with uncooked rice. A funnel would be great here! I used a measuring spoon. You may also wish to fill with Lavender buds, or other herbs that can be heated or cooled safely.

Step 6: Sew open corner shut. I left some yarn at the end to do some knot work to seal my intentions.


Step 7: Cut out a square patch of fabric and stitch on this sigil for “Relief”. I recommend actually sewing two pieces of fabric together first, like in Step 1, to avoid fraying.

Step 8: Sew on patch to make a crystal pocket!


  • Give yourself at least an hour for this project. It would be faster with a sewing machine, but not everyone has one.
  • This bag is meant to be a cold or hot compress. You can microwave or freeze the bag to your needs.
  • Do not get the bag wet or throw in washer. Hand wash stains.
  • Do not put crystals in the microwave or freezer. Put the crystal in the pocket after it has cooled a bit. Some crystals can break or change if exposed to extreme heat.
  • Consider chanting over the rice to fill it with your intentions.
  • The purpose of the sigil is so that it will be charged every time you heat or freeze the bag.

If you cannot do this project, but would like one for yourself - I will be offering pre-made ones if there is an interest!

Many Spoons to you all :)


I am speechless. The days feel like skeins of yarn slowly unraveling themselves around the spool of the sun, dying quietly with the early winter sunset. Every morning brings fresh cuts into the fabric of our democracy—strikes against the environment, the land, women’s bodies, education, immigration, scientific research, the list is endless. Last week, I vowed to keep tabs of all the changes via Amy Siskind’s weekly lists (“Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember”), but I find myself so beaten down by each single strike I’m not sure I can handle them en masse. Am I weak? Am I cowardly? Am I overly pessimistic? Or am I just a privileged white woman who’s never been called on to fight like this before because it never felt so personal?

As I write, an email zings in from The New Yorker with the subject “A Very Bad Day for the Planet”. Whatever I am, at least I can rest assured I am not alone.

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How To - T-shirt + Sleeves

Here we go, another tutorial!
I hope you’ll find it interesting ^^

It’s a double tutorials, how to sew a sleeve + how to sew a T-shirt!

Let’s start!
What do you need:
❤ A sewing machine
❤ Iron
❤ Scissor
❤ The pieces of your T-shirt

Trick: For the neckline, use a piece of fabric cut in bias. Is the only way to make a clear shape on a roundness ;>! 

First, let’s prepare all the pieces! 
Usually I start with the hem of the sleeves and the neckline.

Trick #2: Use a stretch stitch for the hem, like the zig-zag stitch ;>!

For the neckline, take the bias you prepared and iron it in half

And then iron it again, and give it the shape of a smile!

Now let’s start sewing!
Sew a shoulder and iron the sew allowances

Take the bias and pin it and sew it! If you need, baste it to help you sew.

Reduce the seam allowance if is more than 5mm, or your neckline can have some difficult to take the right shape!

I usually backstitch the neckline, so the seam allowances doen’t go where they want!

Trick #3: I use a stretch stitch to sew the neckline, and the backstitch of the neckline! 

Now sew the other shoulder. Be careful that the neckline and the backstitch coincide from both side!

Iron it, so the neckline takes the right shape!

Time for sleeves :D!

Fold in half your sleeves for finding the shoulders point. 
Mark it with a pin or folding with your nails.
Then pin it on the shoulder, then pin the two ends.
Now pin the space between the shoulder and the end sharing the fabric of the sleeve. Be careful to not create pleats in the process!
Sew it!
I usually don’t baste the sleeves of the T-Shirt in big size, but for other thing made in non-elastic fabrics I baste it, because it can be very difficult to move right the fabrics and the risk to create pleats are very high XD!

After sewing both sleeves, check that there isn’t any pleats.
Now we’re almost done!
We need only 3 more stitching! 
Fold your work, and sew the under sleeves + the flanks.
Clean your work and sew the hem with a stretch stitch.

Use your friend iron, remember to iron very well the seams allowances od the sleeves so the T-shirt would look right and……..

You done! *victory*

I’m sorry for my bad English, and I hope you liked my tutorial ^^ 
If you have any questions or you want a particular tutorial, please, feel free to pm me!