Wherein I talk to myself and pretend other people are interested.

There is sewing. And feminism. But mostly sewing. Probably.

The shapes a bright container can contain!

Party time with Tippi and the Wolfman.

Party time with Tippi and the Wolfman.

Chaplin is in the Halloween spirit.

Chaplin is in the Halloween spirit.

fili-kili-and-frilly:

I am never working with this stupid fabric EVER #work #workumiwork #sewing #commission

This stuff is the WORST.  It will gum up your needle and the thread keeps breaking.  I had some success with oiling my needle every foot or so, but it’s messy.  Someone else suggested sandwiching the material between greaseproof baking paper.

fili-kili-and-frilly:

I am never working with this stupid fabric EVER #work #workumiwork #sewing #commission

This stuff is the WORST.  It will gum up your needle and the thread keeps breaking.  I had some success with oiling my needle every foot or so, but it’s messy.  Someone else suggested sandwiching the material between greaseproof baking paper.

Been fixing this for a party next weekend.  Trimmed down the skirt, added a walking slit, took the jacket in and trimmed down the collar.

Been fixing this for a party next weekend. Trimmed down the skirt, added a walking slit, took the jacket in and trimmed down the collar.

womenwhokickass:

BREAKING: Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Malala, now 17, was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two years ago in her home country of Pakistan after coming to prominence for her campaigning for education for girls.
She won for what the Nobel committee called her “heroic struggle” for girls’ right to an education.
She is the youngest ever winner of the prize. (x)


I legitimately started crying when I saw this headline.

womenwhokickass:

BREAKING: Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Malala, now 17, was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two years ago in her home country of Pakistan after coming to prominence for her campaigning for education for girls.

She won for what the Nobel committee called her “heroic struggle” for girls’ right to an education.

She is the youngest ever winner of the prize. (x)

I legitimately started crying when I saw this headline.

(via omgthatdress)

It's Official: Twin Peaks Will Return!

THAT GUM I LIKE IS COMING BACK IN STYLE

Took all my willpower to not buy this at the thrift store. Singer 1916, only missing a belt. I have no rooooooom

Took all my willpower to not buy this at the thrift store. Singer 1916, only missing a belt. I have no rooooooom

Why yes, I am the kind of person who puts a scarf on her dog.

Why yes, I am the kind of person who puts a scarf on her dog.

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.

Vintage balsa wood hat block I found at an antique store for $20.  Hat blocks generally start around $100.  I’m rather pleased.

"Here Comes Daredevil".
In a car.
Someone didn’t think this through.

"Here Comes Daredevil".

In a car.

Someone didn’t think this through.

Custom CAH cards from PAX.  You can guess which one is mine.

Custom CAH cards from PAX.  You can guess which one is mine.

Tricorder bag

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 on a motherfucking dragon, y’all.

I’m on a motherfucking dragon, y’all.

Gratuitous PAX selfie.

Gratuitous PAX selfie.

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