Skirt

I'm very excited to share a new tutorial with all of you! The Cosmic Coterie crew and I are super close to being finished with our Supers upgrades for ANT, and we also managed to get two tutorials published today. The one linked here is on how we construct our skirts, since that's one of … Continue reading Skirt

Bows Tutorial – Cosmic Coterie

Big news to share! I've been working with the Cosmic Coterie on creating a comprehensive fuku tutorial. We're releasing it in increments over the next several weeks, and the first one up is our bow process! I┬ádigitized all of our patterns to take the guesswork out of creating these. You can check out the full … Continue reading Bows Tutorial – Cosmic Coterie

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

Spandex 101: All the Fun Extras

Welcome to the final post in the spandex 101 series! If you need a refresher, see post 1 on basics, post 2 on fabric prep, and post 3 on construction. Today, I'm going to share a few of my favorite tutorials and tips to turn a basic leotard or bodysuit into attire for a superhero. … Continue reading Spandex 101: All the Fun Extras

Spandex 101: Basic Techniques and Finishing

  Welcome back to the Spandex 101 series! If you need a refresher, check out Part 1 on supplies and Part 2 on prep. Today, we're getting into the meat of spandex construction, and I'll also mention a few ways that you can finish off spandex projects. Stitches Galore First off, let's talk stitches on … Continue reading Spandex 101: Basic Techniques and Finishing

Spandex 101: Fabric Prep, Patterns and Basic Modifications

Hello and welcome to part 2 of my Spandex 101 series! If you need a refresher on part 1, you can view that here. Thank you so much for your feedback on the last post! I knew a lot of you wanted to know more about spandex, but the collective response totally blew me away. … Continue reading Spandex 101: Fabric Prep, Patterns and Basic Modifications

Spandex 101: The Basics

Pull up a chair, grab some coffee, and let's chat about spandex. Spandex is an amazing fabric for both cosplay and everyday wear. It's amazing for any project that needs a bit of stretch, whether you're looking to turn yourself into a superhero or make a pair of sexy yoga pants. Just to be upfront, … Continue reading Spandex 101: The Basics