The last time I spent a few straight hours quilting, I pulled a muscle in my neck, so today I worked on both quilts, one “Mythbusters” episode at a time (about 45 minutes, DVD time). It definitely helped alternating sitting at the Juki and standing at the design wall.
I filled in more of Vincent’s cheek and nose as well as most of the chin. As for Iris, I finished all the cat fur and I only have the background to finish.
I also got my order from Superior Threads, so I have my needles and the thread to quilt my painted hibiscus.
Made a little pin to go along with my Alice in Wonderland themed bags.
Haven’t been up to a ton of knitting this week… had a long weekend and I took the time to chill. I hope you are all doing well. Thank you so much for all your kind comments on my previous posts :) I love hearing from you and what your own projects are.
Have a good one!
First piece made from my new studio n.n I’m still moving everything in, so this won’t be the final photo area! You guys know I’m obsessed with Creepyyeha and her style, so I tried to make something that I think she’d wear. Choker: Creepyyeha Sheer bodysuit: ebay Bra: Marlies Dekkers Harness skirt: made by me
The first finished photo of my Zelda cosplay. 👑
I constructed this costume over the course of about six weeks, but I spent just as long planning and researching the techniques that would go into it. Despite my time crunch to finish it for Katsucon, I am proud of myself for not cutting any corners or sacrificing my commitment to quality to get it done. (I just worked crazy long hours every day for weeks instead, haha)
This is probably the most complex project I’ve tackled to date. Although there are some small improvements I would still like to make, I’m really pleased with how it came out overall. Get ready to see lots more photos of this one!
Photo by @josephchilin
Costume made and worn by me
It’s made of purple netting (thicker and stretchier than tulle) over solid blue, and the fins and lining are made of the same stuff. The eyes are some magically iridescent orange fabric that frays like a motherfucker.
The fin pattern is just quilting with silver thread, and the lips are just the lining overlapped a bit. The side fins are both pockets!
If I had to redo this, I would probably put some batting in the fins, they’re a bit floppy.
This is a tutorial to make a detached collar and (faux) French cuffs. I intended this to be for Playboy Bunny-style costumes, and that’s a good use for them, but I can see people wanting to make these for fashion purposes or other costumes, as well.
The collar is functional and buttons at the neck, and the cuffs are functional but use a snap on the inside and decorative buttons sewn to the outside to imitate the look of cufflinks. This makes them easier to deal with during a con day and makes it easier to either make custom “cufflinks” or to use what you have in your sewing stash rather than buying or attempting to make actual cufflinks.
Breaking gravity with math and fabric! I am so so very proud of this overbust I’ve developed for Penny @underbust. It’s been a looong time in the making, and a huge personal achievement for me as a pattern maker. Couldn’t ask for a more stunning and patient fit model! <3
This one is coming along nicely! Thinking I may add a boarder (and recentre it) and then list it for sale? I definitely want to do more dinosaur skulls so let me know your favourites and I’ll give them a go
I lacked the patience tonight to get super great photos of the sleeping galaxy sylveons. They’re still quite cute, though. These are going into the ShutoCon stock pile. I’ve also got the fabric to make the shiny versions as well.
I can’t believe I got my die-cutting machine to cut this huge gold applique correctly on the first try 😭 It’s a Katsucrunch miracle!
I got a Silhouette Cameo 3 to help me out with complicated cuts, and this machine and its god-forsaken software have been almost more trouble than it’s worth. Now that this applique is cut, I’m willing to consider forgiveness.
This is gold metallic pigskin backed with tricot interfacing. I wanted to match the seamless look of the reference, so I cut the top of the gold piece to wrap around the edges like a binding. Almost ready to stitch this all together.