Throwback Tuesday – Katara (Avatar the Last Airbender)

So wow because I made Katara SO long ago that when I pulled out her super old tunic top, the creases were I folded it away into storage are permanently there. I actually cannot iron them out.  Which is slightly alarming. As far as how this cosplay was actually made, it involved a lot of…

2016 in Review

2016 was weird for me to say the least. I made a few new cosplays, wore a few new purchased cosplays, but overall I felt the year was really disappointing. I don’t feel like I accomplished a lot, crafting wise, and I experienced body image issues for the first time in a while which threw…

Fabric Dye Adventures and the Revenge of the Trimmetra

I decided to sleep away all of Friday instead of working on coses (proud of me, I really am) so I ended up finishing (most of) Symmetra’s dress on Saturday. All that I have left to do is attach the sleeves and bind the neckline and sleeves with bias tape. So altogether not bad. I’m…

Symmetra Patterning and the Creation of the Trimmetra

So my plan for Symmetra things was actually really simple: it involved a custom made knit pattern block, a premade pattern for thigh high stockings, and a premade pattern for an opera glove. Together with some clever drawing and my brand new duct tape dress form, Symmetra was created! (or rather, will be created, as…

Fabric Organization and New Knit Bodice Block

This week I officially started the process of organizing my monstrously gigantic fabric collection. I had technically started back in June (if you consider “dumping a majority of the fabric inside my home in a room in my basement” as a start) but on back in December, we got some strong people to move my dresser…

Fabric Organization and Iron Wig Contestant

This week I officially started the process of organizing my monstrously gigantic fabric collection. I had technically started back in June (if you consider “dumping a majority of the fabric inside my home in a room in my basement” as a start) but on Saturday we got some strong people to move my dresser from…

Skinny Girl Body Image and the Importance of Pants That Fit

I used to be the kind of person that laughed when skinny girls called themselves fat. As a skinny girl myself – the kind that was in permanent limbo between a size 00 and 0, who still had to shop in juniors because womens clothes didn’t fit her – I thought it was ridiculous that…