Let's talk about all the scissors you might want or actually need for cosplay creation! There are quite a few, so I've broken them down here with their uses and place in the cutting world: Types of Shears and Scissors Dressmaking ShearsEmbroidery Scissors/ Thread SnipsPinking ShearsTailor's ShearsRotary CuttersHair Cutting ShearsThinning scissorsHair Razors Dressmaking Shears Dressmaking … Continue reading Science of Sewing: Cutting Implements
Beyond a doubt, fabric selection is the most crucial part of sewing - it literally is the costume. When I was a starting seamstress, my fabric choices were ALL over the place, especially for skirts, I used lining fabric, charmeuse, silky solids, and a myriad of completely inappropriate fabrics for the styles I was making. … Continue reading Fabric Selection 101
Using the right or wrong needle for the job can make or break your project that you've worked on for hours, days, or months. Figuring out which needle is right for your fabric selection is tricky, but below I've created two handy phone-friendly infographics for you to reference the next time you need to buy … Continue reading Science of Sewing: Needles
Beware: Algebra Ahead! Petticoats are not hard. I repeat, they are not hard. All of it is simple math and I’m here to help you figure out your fluff, length, and fabric requirements for a basic tiered petticoat like the one I’ve made for Anna! First things first: Fabric. You’ll need a stiff organza as … Continue reading Petticoat Math!
My 18th Century (specifically 1770’s) Charmander, aptly named “Le Feu du Charmander,” required a non-historical trim to create a flame effect. During the time period, fabric trims were, for the most part, various types of gathered strips of fabric or bows sewn onto the dress in artful, mirrored ways. No way would this work for … Continue reading Making Fire
One fated day before we were even engaged, I decided to sew my wedding dress. While I have cursed and cried and screamed and bled, I could not have asked for or found a more perfect dress for me. Enjoy the show: What on earth was I going to make? What fabric did I want … Continue reading The Wedding Dress
I have a few cuts of fabric that are solely dedicated for when I need a quick filler project to get my sewing fix. Yes, I am addicted, no, no help is needed. These two linen fabrics I've had for a while now, and finally decided to put this look together. The petal style skirt … Continue reading Linen Petal Dress Creation
Let me first say that I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones. Seriously. Big fan. I'm absolutely in love with the costuming on the show - it's beautiful, intricate, unexpected, detailed, and wholly perfect. Which is why I'm making Sansa Stark's black dress (Mockingbird Dress) from the show. It's simple but stunning: So … Continue reading Sansa Stark Mockingbird Cosplay