Back to Basics: How to Read a Pattern Envelope

Welcome to my new ongoing series: Back to Basics! Something I’ve noticed in home-taught sewists and novice cosplayers alike is that we all have gaps in our training. Most of us learn to sew through some combination of book learning, online tutorials, and trial and error, and as a result, we might go years without … Continue reading Back to Basics: How to Read a Pattern Envelope

Life According to Instagram: January 2015

I feel so old every time I say this, but I feel like 2015 got off with a ridiculous flurry. How did the month go by so fast? Here are a few of my favorite moments from January, as documented by Instagram. My birthday was on January 4! I was unfortunately too sick to go … Continue reading Life According to Instagram: January 2015

Costume Notes: Eternal Sailor Moon

  Photographer credit: Chez Photo Oh man, talk about a big project! I decided to tackle this fuku for a couple of reasons. First, I’ve had several commission requests for Eternal fukus over the years, but I’ve never been comfortable making one for a commission without doing some trial and error first. Second, I wanted … Continue reading Costume Notes: Eternal Sailor Moon

Costume Notes: Negasonic Teenage Warhead

Today I’m featuring another recent(ish) commission I completed. This one was for Callula Cosplay! The Basics:  Pattern: Kwik Sew 3052 Fabric: Stretch pleather from Yaya Han’s new Cosplay Fabrics line (available at Jo-Ann’s), yellow moleskin from Spandex World, and stretch netting from Golden D’Or. Notions: Invisible zipper, stretch elastic cording, fabric stabilizer Make it again?: Already have! I made … Continue reading Costume Notes: Negasonic Teenage Warhead

Costume Notes: Agent Carter (red dress)

This is a slightly different post today in that this was a commission build for my friend Lady Amaralidi! She approached me a little while back asking if I could help her with this build since she planned to meet Hayley Atwell at Wizard World Philly. I ADORE Peggy’s wardrobe in Agent Carter, so of … Continue reading Costume Notes: Agent Carter (red dress)