Oops! Apparently I've accidentally deleted all of my images. I'll see about fixing that soon.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Skulls Corset Finished... ish

So, it's been a while since I shared anything about the corset I was working on. You probably have forgotten about it, or thought that I did. Well, I didn't forget; it's just more that I never completely finished it... on purpose.

When last I left you hanging the corset was ready for flossing and grommets.  The grommets went in without incident. I had to do the flossing on the back bones before adding the top and bottom grommets as they overlap the edges of the bones slightly.  I do this on purpose to maximize stability.

I did a decent job making the flossing look good both front and back (sometimes)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Making Mulg: Part III

With the final photos of my sculpture of Mulg and a writeup about how I did it and why I thought I deserved to win submitted to Captain Spud over at Lost Hemisphere, it was a very very long week of waiting to find out the results of the contest.  The results were posted via a post that held the judging and results in audio form (no really, feel free to head over and hear them rip us all to shreds. some salty language included.) and a link to everyone's completed projects.

Sad to say, I did not win.

Apparently no one like's Mulg's face:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Inspiring myself while I sew

When I sew I like to listen to or watch something.  Sometimes it's the news (BBC & NPR podcasts are my usual), sometimes a book (I've just finished Neil Gaiman's American Gods), but often it's a show or movie. 

It may seem odd that I would have something visual on while I'm doing a task that requires (for me) that I use my eyes constantly, but it works for me.  Sometimes I put in a disk or pull up a show that I've seen lots before so that I'm actually listening to it more than watching it; sometimes I intentionally put on something I need to be more visually aware of. I find the latter is nice for keeping eye strain from setting in.

A couple of days ago I watched Pygmalion for the first time. Sure, I've seen My Fair Lady a good number of times and even have the soundtrack on vinyl but this is the first time I'd seen the 'original.'

I was really taken by the coat Elisa wears at the close of the film.

screen capture from Pygmalion on Hulu

I like how the collar doesn't have the traditional collar roll at the back of the neck (which I always hate with my short-ish neck) but still manages to have all the gusto of a collar & lapel.

screen capture from Pygmalion on Hulu

I've been wanting to make myself a new coat for a while; maybe this fall I'll have the time & money to do so. I think keeping the stylings of this coat in mind would be a good starting place for me.

The other thing I've been watching while I sew lately is a Korean show called Fashion King.  It's a bit of a challenge to watch while I sew because I have to read most of the subtitles, and it's a bit overly dramatic than my usual taste, but I like it.

I like it like a run-on sentence

While the styles are not all that inspiring for me, like watching (realistically only the first few seasons of) Project Runway, there's something about seeing sewing or fashion-creativity on the screen, even if just pretended, that keeps my sewing juices flowing.

the heroine: so talented her fellow seamstresses ooh and ahh over her work...

Well, back to the sewing machine for me. With several projects wrapping up soon, I'm hoping to get back to the regular thrice a week blog posting very shortly.

Hope your week is going well!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Making Mulg: Part II

This weekend, the process submissions for the Make Something Amazing Contest over at Lost Hemisphere were finally posted.  If you want to go over and take a look mine is a little over halfway down. (brace yourself, it's a long post)

Mulg the Ancient (Privateer Press)

Since I went nutty there and posted it all in limericks, I thought I'd post the original not-as-poetic text here with a few pics not posted over there (we had a limit of 10 afterwhich Captain Spud started adding things like Captain Kangaroo's head onto the photos lol).  This could get long, so I'll post half now and half on another day.