Barefoot Sewing

cowbuttcrunchies:

Anonymous asked:

Hi Hhhhammy and Gothichamlet! I just started sewing, and am attempting Rumminov’s fancystuck Jade design (with some changes, of course) and wondering if you could help me with some minor pattern changes. I’m working with Simplicity Costume Pattern 2827 design C. I bought sizes 6-12, but the bodice seems a little snug on 12. I was hoping you had some tips on adding fabric for larger arm-holes and more fabric around the upper chest. Thank you!!

Slash and Spread is a great technique to use any time you need to selectively increase/decrease the volume in a commercial pattern!  Traditionally it’s used for adding gathers and changing the silhouette, but it can also be used to tailor standard patterns to better fit your body.  As always, be sure to experiment with muslin first before cutting into your nice fabric, in order to determine how deep and wide to spread your new pattern piece.

ETA: Updated a lot of the images to reflect a full bust adjustment!

Remember that plaster head cast I made a while back? Here’s what it looks like out of the mold!

Now I’m moving ahead (tee hee) on sculpting the helmet for my Ender’s Game flash suit. I’m using plasticene clay, which is oil based and never dries; that means I can mess up a million times and it’ll still be up for more abuse.

In these pictures I’m just starting to get the very basic lines of the helmet down. Since I’m including a fan in the helmet for ventilation, and the fans are dirt cheap, I’m embedding one in the clay so it will definitely fit in the final product.

endersgame:

Ender’s Game trading cards available TOMORROW. Check out more pictures here or download a PDF of the checklist!

ARE YOU KIDDING ME

THERE ARE PIECES OF THE FLASH SUITS FLOATING AROUND

IN

THE

WILD

::HEAVY BREATHING::

someone get me one of these cards please i beg of you i will DIE IF I DO NOT HAVE ONE OMFG

(via endersgameresources)

Want to make your own Pikachu hat? You’re in luck, I just created a Pikachu hat pattern! Patterns are $8 each for a PDF delivered straight to your inbox.

If you’re not inclined to sew, I also sell pre-made Pikachu hats for $30 plus shipping.

“The thing about being a cosplay boyfriend is that it requires you to sacrifice your weekends, for conventions, to sit alone at a table surrounded by prints of pictures that aren’t you….NOBODY TELLS YOU THIS!!!”

Adam the Grumpy Cosplay Boyfriend (via cosplayinamerica)

It’s true. Bless glitchtechscience, he puts up with a lot. <3

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na BATMAN MAGNET!

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na BATMAN MAGNET!

If you&#8217;re an anime fan, odds are you&#8217;ve watched at least a little bit of Tenchi Muyo. One fan asked me to make a Sasami outfit for her, and I couldn&#8217;t resist!
I used the Folkwear kimono pattern spliced with sleeves from my Dr. Horrible lab coat pattern, and the bloomers are made from a gypsy pants pattern a friend drafted for me a few years ago. While the kimono would usually reach the lower part of Sasami&#8217;s leg, the customer requested a shorter than average kimono for freedom of movement. The obi is a full 15 feet long to allow for dat bow.

If you’re an anime fan, odds are you’ve watched at least a little bit of Tenchi Muyo. One fan asked me to make a Sasami outfit for her, and I couldn’t resist!

I used the Folkwear kimono pattern spliced with sleeves from my Dr. Horrible lab coat pattern, and the bloomers are made from a gypsy pants pattern a friend drafted for me a few years ago. While the kimono would usually reach the lower part of Sasami’s leg, the customer requested a shorter than average kimono for freedom of movement. The obi is a full 15 feet long to allow for dat bow.

One of my friends is in the Hall H line right now.

Misha Collins just served her coffee, then let her wear his frilly cupcake apron over her Castiel costume for a photo op.

She was also in Hall H when Loki appeared. I need to find some way to become this woman.