I've had Butterick 5951 in my "Ooo! I want this!" pattern pile for a little while now. Last weekend, I finally pulled it out of the envelope, pulled some fabric out of my stash, and got to work. I cut the bodice of View A and the skirt of View C and have been sewing … Continue reading Sometimes, You Fail
The weekend passed and brought with it a brought with it a broken air conditioner. I'm still a little unclear as to what has happened - it was working just fine on Friday night and Saturday morning. When I returned to the house around 3:30 on Saturday, though, I was informed that not only had … Continue reading Too Darn Hot!
You know that movie where a normally mild-mannered, rather nerdy-looking Michael Douglas suddenly snaps and just starts running all over town, going ape-shit on everyone? Today, for the first time, I actually felt a little sense of kinship with him. I think I might have just been soured on the whole JoAnn Fabrics experience today. Shock … Continue reading Serenity Now!
The month continues to be crazy. Well, I suppose I should say "last month was still crazy," as a new month has now begun. That's right, folks. It's February now. I can hardly believe we're already a full month into the new year. I think my disconnect has come as a result of a massive … Continue reading Speed Bumps (or, “You hear that thumping sound coming from under the car? That’s the sound of me running over my brother”)
Catchy title, no? I was thinking of "Defending JoAnn's" but ultimately decided against it. This feels much more undergrad poetry class to me (in case you're wondering, I was once involved in an exercise where we had to assign new titles to poems and most of them were as horribly contrived and just plain bad … Continue reading Raising the ire of a sewing blogger, two years after the fact
Since I've started my own costume blog, I felt it only right to research the other costuming blogs that are out there in cyberland. I stumbled across one yesterday that both impressed and annoyed me. I was impressed because the person who writes it is incredibly talented, both in creating costumes (they have a business … Continue reading Costume blogs – nitpicking