“Vincent” Day 5 and “Iris” Day 17.

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!

Needles & Threads

I see you pull out a needle

And attach a thread

Whenever you would start to control me

I always wished I was dead.

To explain to you that I wasn’t yours

Filled me with dread and sorrow

So to continue pushing off the puppetry

I would tell you to control me tomorrow.

You’d sew the strings through anyways

And tore my skin to shreds

The needles that poked at my skin for days

That’s when I wished myself dead.

I remember a day specifically that

You tried to sew my heart

I said no, but you wouldn’t let go

So we’d never be apart.

Then looking in the mirror one day

I saw such a mess

Those strings that you sewed to me

Were protruding out my chest.

You wouldn’t believe how many

You would have been in awe

I tried to cut them with my scissors

But I had to get a saw.


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


The fish bag, at last!

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.

Could you give this lonely little dragon a home and a hoarde to be proud of?

Made of microfleece, and able to devour over 70 standard dice without breaking a sweat, this adorable little lizard needs a new home.

Colours - Black for the head, body and wings, Raspberry for the spikes and detailing, and Charcoal for the belly and lining.

To enter for a chance to win this little cutie pie:

  • Follow the Wayward Masquerade tumblr (Important),
  • Reblog this post
  • Tag Wayward Masquerade in the post (if possible),
  • In the reblog text - say why you need a dragon in your life. Maybe a name suggestion, talk about the dice hoard you need guarded. Go nuts ^_^.

A winner will be picked in December.

The winner will need to pay for shipping.

For every hundred new followers I will expand the prize pool to include a discount on any commission for a runner up.

Faux Cuffs and Collar Tutorial

Hello everyone!

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.

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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.