Good day #Sewcialist community! I’m trying not to let the lost hour of sleep and the apparent start of my spring allergies hamstring my aspirations. I am rearranging furniture and sorting boxes in my sewing room and working on some outstanding alteration tasks and costume projects for others. What are you up to today? Did you plan … More Spring Forward!
Even when I am not at the sewing machine I’m thinking about sewing, or refining my wardrobe, or minimizing clutter and possessions. I’m analyzing my coworker’s side pant-leg pocket for ways to add them to a costume. I’m cataloging what I like and dislike about certain garments I wear to inform future sewing projects or … More Personal Style Stories
I’m working on a Jyn Erso costume for this weekend’s Emerald City Comic Con. Like all cosplay projects, my time management was horrendous. But I am incredibly proud of how it is coming together. Here are some teaser images of the work in progress. I’ll be posting a final costume write up and a photo … More The final countdown…ECCC & Jyn Erso
This week has been… challenging infuriating isolating and it has also been reassuring at times to find hope and strength among friends and in the sewing community. I needed some self care time this weekend and turned to a number of creative projects. I started work on the Sierra halter bra pattern, by Madalynne. I bought … More Weekend
Chris Perkins isn’t the only one who gets to wear a gorgeous gold dragon! The scarf below was a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law. It is a hand-painted silk scarf that she commissioned from a local PNW artist, Sage Hen Designs. The dragon’s wingspan stretches across the scarf and wraps around me when I wear … More A gold dragon for myself
How do you break out of the winter blahs or Seasonal Affective Disorder?
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When someone asks if you could transform Chris Perkins into a Gold Dragon, you say “Yes!” Embracing the Asian (mainly Chinese) inspiration for the Gold Dragons’ appearance and behavior, I drew on my personal Chinese heritage and designed a costume reminiscent of traditional Han Dynasty-era robes (the hanfu). The long full sleeves are shaped to resemble … More Gold Dragon for PAX West 2016
A cardigan for weekends and workdays. … More Oslo [Cardigan] For the Weekend
I started work on this Leliana costume in the summer of 2014, shortly before Dragon Age Inquisition was released. At the time she was the most complex costume that I tackled. Through this costume and the Dragon Age fan community I have met a number of wonderful people. After two years of great convention experiences, I … More Leliana, Spymaster of the Inquisition (Dragon Age Cosplay Gallery)
Thank you bodacious readers for continuing with me on this journey. We have finished another year. I don’t know about you, but half of my brain pictures the year as a big rectangle and tonight at midnight we take the long journey from the lower right corner to the upper left. The other half of my … More Top 5 Goals for 2017