Commission Notes: Saitama (One Punch Man)

Completed: August 2018 Hours Spent: 30-ish Purchased Pieces:  Base boots - Funtasma Belt buckle - Amazon We Love Colors - Men's gloves Patterns Used:  Kwik Sew Men's Spandex Leotard and Pants - 3029 Super Helpful Tutorials:  Glove Topper Tutorial Inset Corners Cape Tutorial Spandex 101 How I Made it:  Ahhhh, this was such a fun build! … Continue reading Commission Notes: Saitama (One Punch Man)

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: Pokemon Go Trainer

Completed: August 2016 Hours Spent: About 15 Debuted: A-Fest 2016 Why This Costume: Not gonna lie... This was mostly to join the Pokemon Go hype train, haha. But honestly, it was a fortuitous build. I really enjoy playing the game, I had about 85% of the necessary materials on hand, and I also wanted an easy to wear costume. … Continue reading Costume Notes: Pokemon Go Trainer

Pattern Review: M7217

The Basics:  Pattern: McCall's M7127 (a.k.a. the Yaya Han bodysuit pattern) Total Hours: About 4 hours for the first suit and 6 hours for the 2nd one Fabric: Approximately 1 yard of 4 way stretch pleather for Red She-Hulk and a half-yard of purple milliskin. Approximately 2 yards of heavy white moleskin for She-Hulk, a … Continue reading Pattern Review: M7217

13 Tips to Making the Most of Limited Craft Time

A common comment people make to me these days is: "I wish I had the time to sew like you do." This is both frustrating and exciting, since I love sharing my passion for crafting, but I think people tend to forget that they have to make time for recreation. Like a lot cosplayers and … Continue reading 13 Tips to Making the Most of Limited Craft Time

Costume Notes: Captain Marvel

Completed: February 2015 Hours Spent: About 45 hours spread out over 2 months Debuted: Dallas Comic Con Fan Days 2015 Why This Costume: I really got into Captain Marvel last year. It started with my Ms. Marvel stashbusting. The more I read about Carol, the more I liked her. I was smitten with Kelley Sue Deconnick's comic from … Continue reading Costume Notes: Captain Marvel

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