This is going to be the longest of the 2016 #SewingTop5 posts. When I reflect, it is like holding two mirrors up to each other — the thoughts bounce back and forth to infinity. 1. A Year Without [new] Cosplay To break the cycle of stress and and creative constipation, I resolved to not make … More Top 5 Sewing Reflections of 2016
Even though I did not adhere to the “creating every day” rule of the month-long challenge —at least not by the time I reached Week 3—I did succeed in breaking down the mental barriers that were keeping me out of the sewing room. … More My sew-jo is back!
2015 is the year I finally felt immensely confident in my own sewing. I only felt “competent” in previous years. There were still stressful moments and long nights, but I never felt like I couldn’t do the skills the projects asked for.
This year was a year of costumes and almost nothing else. I can guarantee that will come up again in my #SewingTop5 revelations and goals write-ups. 🙂 … More Top 5 Hits of 2015
We interrupt the intense sewing and costume design work with a brief foray into impulse purchases and mass market merchandising – MULAN MAKEUP! … More Dare to Dream – Disney Makeup at Walgreens
Mulan’s end-of-movie Victory Dress was my favorite of her 4+ outfit changes and I wanted my cosplay to include the symbols of her victory – Shan Yu’s sword and the Emperor’s medallion. (Part 2 of 2) … More Mulan Cosplay Prop Tutorial – Sword of Shan Yu
Mulan’s end-of-movie Victory Dress was my favorite of her 4+ outfit changes and I wanted my cosplay to include the symbols of her victory – Shan Yu’s sword and the Emperor’s medallion. (Part 1 of 2) … More Mulan Cosplay Prop Tutorial – Crest of the Emperor
When will my reflection show who I am inside? “Reflection” was the first Disney song that hit an emotion note and made me cry. It spoke to an inner struggle that a 15-year old girl knew too well. I won’t claim that at 15 I was actually able to articulate my specific identity issues, but I … More Costume Notes: Mulan
Seattle’s convention season kicked off this past weekend with Emerald City Comicon.
It. Was. Awesome. … More Emerald City Comicon 2015 – Cosplay Teaser!
I’ve spent plenty of time philosophizing and self-reflecting. It is high time we got back to creating! (Or at least showing you what I have been creating.) Grandmother’s dress – WIP Remember this from November? Per Brooke’s suggestions I took off the sleeves and pinned the shoulders to move the shoulder seams down. Ignore the overly … More A smattering of WIPs and Finished Projects
It is finally happening! I am making my long-awaited Mulan costume. … More I’ll make Mulan out of you!