In the second draping course at New York Fashion Academy we are draping a 6-gore skirt, tracing it onto a flat pattern, and then sewing it up to confirm that we have transferred all of the seam lines correctly. Gored skirts are not something I usually make. I think I tend to wear A-line or … More Draping II – the saga continues
If you follow me in Pinterest, your feed may have been inundated with olive green vests and structured jackets today. I attended a groundbreaking event today for the Burke Museum in Seattle, and as I stood in the crowd I could’t help but notice all of the unique and stylish students, museum employees, and local … More Sewing Inspiration: Jackets & Vest
Hello, Assassin’s Creed fans and cosplayers! Every day you are reading my original posts on the Ezio Auditore costume I made for my husband in 2012. I’m curious – is it helpful? Are you learning what you need to tackle this costume yourself? What questions do you still have? It has been three years and I … More Send me Your Assassin’s Creed Costume Questions!
I am trying something new this year. Rather than wait until months after I finish the costume, this page will be continuously updated as I gather references, tutorials, patterns, and supply links for building a Shao Jun costume. … More Shao Jun Cosplay References – IN PROGRESS, CONTINUOUSLY UPDATING
Taking advantage of my recent joyous sewing mood, I welcomed Spring with three new garments: a knitted spring sweater, a refashioned skirt, and a self-drafted knit dress. Power of Three Dress So named because three women contributed to this dress’s completion. (You can also read a Doctor Who reference into that title, depending on how your … More Selfish Sewing: Power of Three Dress
This is the very, very, very delayed 4th and Final installment of my Assassins Creed/Ezio Auditore Costume Series. You can read all of the Ezio posts here. I’m not going to lie. I was a little jealous of the attention Greg received as Ezio at Emerald City Comic Con 2012. Two kids asked him to sign their shirts, … More Lady Assassin (Ezio Series) Cosplay Notes
Look at me using a pop culture pun in my title! Can I join the ranks of the hip and clever bloggers? *smirk* I blame the heat (90 in Seattle!!) for this obvious lack in judgement. But that is my title and I am sticking to it. Last night I tried something new. Well, two … More So you think you can draft?
How to build Amon in less than a week. … More Amon Costume Notes
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A follow up to how I constructed the core of Ezio’s tunic and doublet. … More Ezio Auditore’s Tunic and Doublet