Been fixing my Tippi Hedren costume for the Halloween party I’m going to in a few weeks. I don’t know how I managed not to notice that it was like two sizes too large when I made it. I have not lost weight or anything.
Then I’m going to take a stab at the straight-skirt version of Butterick 6094, and maybe a fleece coat or two as well.
Vintage balsa wood hat block I found at an antique store for $20. Hat blocks generally start around $100. I’m rather pleased.
I sewed something! Yay!
For ECCC I made this Star Trek TOS dress. I put pockets in it, but they mess with the line of the skirt. So this time around, I decided to make a bag in the style of an original series tricorder.
I found a nice remnant of heavy cotton duck and made a simple lunchbag-style bag. It’s one long rectangle for the front, back, and flap, and two narrow rectangles for the sides. I sewed on some black velcro to close the flap.
The nice thing about the cotton duck is that the coating on the fabric helps it hold a shape. So once I folded it the way I wanted, I didn’t even need to get out the iron and press it. Yeah, I didn’t press my seams at all on this thing. LAZY.
I made a long strap out of the duck.
Here it is with the “electronics” laid out in felt
I glued those down. I was going to sew them all all neatly but of course I was doing this at 9pm the night before the con and that was clearly not going to happen when I had liquid stitch available.
And finally, I attached some eyelets and half-snaps for the buttons and switches.
Tada! Tricorder bag complete!
I’m trying my hand at embroidery again. My grandmother has incredible crewel skills. This … is a kit because I am not quite on her level.
I know I haven’t been posting anything interesting lately. My thyroid levels were way too low again and I just haven’t had the energy to do much of anything.
But he’s tweaked me back up to a dose that works for me, so hopefully I’ll be back in the game soon!
Q: What about like Chris Pratt? Or anybody else from Guardians of the Galaxy?
Will he be french-braiding hair? Because YES.
Q: I love your bedding in your guide to making the bed post. I see that you sew, did you make it? If not, do you mind me asking where you got it? I'm pretty much always on the search for the perfect bedding.
Thank you! I did not make it, it’s from Target. I’ve been ambivalent about it. Somehow it’s prettier in pictures than it is in real life.
A Simple Visual Guide to Making the Bed, a la UFYH.
Last night there was a lot of arguing over making the bed. Again. So I present to you this pictorial representation of bed-making:
"Letting the bed air out" made bed:
That’s it. It’s that simple. The only way that bed gets more air is if you strip it completely, and that’s more work than just making it so if you do that you’re probably not complaining about it anyway.
Yes, we do have a lot of pillows.