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We’re still around and costuming! We’ve definitely slowed down a lot though with life getting busy and some of us having kids (holy cow), but we’re all still active and you’ll see updates here and there.

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We had a great time at Fall Dapper Day at Disneyland! It was lovely to see so many lovely vintage inspired outfits and Disneybounds! We went for several days but Friday had the most people dressed up as it was the official main day. I wanted something cute and easy to make for me and the twins so I decided to make “poodle” skirts with Disney themed designs. For me, I decided to do Beauty and the Beast, one of my all-time favorites. I love tea cups, so I thought it would be fun to do a Mrs. Potts, Chip and the other tea cups design. I wore this with my Beauty and the Beast bell jar necklace, the white Colette Patterns Jasmine shirt I made and Bass oxford shoes. I let the twins pick out what color skirt and design they wanted for their poodle skirt outfits. They requested a yellow [...]
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 8:41:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
We went to Disneyland Halloween again this year. The twins really enjoyed Monsters Inc. a lot lately and requested to be Boo and Sully and they wanted Daddy to be Sully too…! So I chose to be Mike. It’s been a busy year so instead of making 4 costumes from scratch, we went with mostly bought costume pieces put together. I got my husband a silly Sully kigurumi from eBay. Miss J wore an oversized pink shirt with purple pants she already owned and pink ball hairbands. Miss R didn’t want to wear anything too complicated like an actual Sully costume or anything that pulled over her head, so we found her a Sully hoodie at Disneyland and I bought her a Sully tulle skirt from etsy. I didn’t want to actually be shaped like a giant stuffed eyeball so instead I wanted to make a cute lime green dress and put [...]
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 9:08:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
patchwork cat block
A while back, I was making a sewing machine cover for The Red Queen (my embroidery machine) and I decided I wanted patchwork cat blocks on it. I drafted a quick pattern to re-create a cat block I’d seen before, and here it is in all it’s stumpy cat glory. (The finished cat ended up looking a bit squashed.) Since then I’ve been futzing with the pattern on and off. I decided to finish it for the Put A Cat on It Sew Along, and I think it’s finally reached a usable state. Disclaimer: I did not invent this block! I saw it being used in a Chinese patchwork book I flipped through and thought it was super cute, so I re-created it on my own. (Actually now thinking about it, it was probably a Japanese book that had been translated into Chinese.) Disclaimer #2: This is my first time doing a pattern for a block [...]
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 10:47:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
I loved Batman the Animated Series so much! So stylish and the stories were great! When I got invited to be part of the “Rad Toons” Hive Gallery: Animation of the 90’s show, I immediately thought of Batman the Animated Series and wanted to do Poison Ivy. She’s just such a fun iconic character and I like drawing plants and ladies. This original hand done piece was done with COPIC marker and graphite. If you’d like to buy it, please contact the Hive Gallery! [...]
Mon, Oct 05, 2015 4:33:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Part 2 of Costume College photos! I’ll start with the photos from the Costume Exhibit Room. The last few years, Judy and I have entered something to be displayed, but this year, we totally forgot. I will endeavor to remember to submit something next year! These 2 matching Victorians were my favorite outfits on display. Saturday was another full day of panels. My first panel was my friend’s panel, “The English Military Archer During the Agincourt Campaign of 1415”. I thought it would be really boring (the title sounds like a dissertation!), but it was one of my favorite panels from the entire weekend. There was just so much fascinating information about medieval warfare that I did not know about like how the archers of this battle are often credited with “ending” the era of chivalry. I did tell Heath afterwards that he needed to make the title sound less dry though. [...]
Sat, Oct 03, 2015 6:24:00 AM, Continue reading at the source