Monday, April 29, 2013

The Kirk

Now I have to be honest... The Kirk is not 100% done.  I asked the husband to try it on so I could mark out the hem, the last remaining thing to be completed.  I'm pretty pleased with it, but he has lost a little weight since I started the project almost a year ago, so it's a little loose on him.  We're just going to roll with that though.  It gets belted in anyway, so I'm not altering it.  Especially since those side seams are all hand-sewn and hand flat-felled.

He decided that with his new buzzed head that he looks like Kerry King and therefore wanted an impromptu photo session.  What can I say?  He's got metal in his blood.

I'm finding that with each new piece I make, I learn new things.  This time, I've found that Sven's shoulders are pretty deeply sloped, making a true T-shaped tunic drape oddly on him. The armscye really does need to be cut in and fitted to him or it slides around and makes the neckline look very sloppy.  Duly noted.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Go Shopping.

Admittedly, I don't do steampunk (yet).  But I have made respect for those who embrace it and rock the socks out of it.  So this is a shout out to the awesomesauce peeps over at Kelley Emporium (whom I know and love, and will personally vouch for their extreme loveability).  Their etsy shop is right here.  Go check them out.  The Doctor Carnivale mask (with monocle!) makes me grin.  Pretty much all their stuff fits right into the steampunk genre.

While I'm dropping names, go check out Sable Greyhound Gifts.  Holly makes pretty much all my costume jewelry and is pretty much one of my favorite people.  She'll even make custom stuff, so contact her with your ideas and she'll churn out this amazing bling that will knock your socks off.  Like her on Facebook, and you'll get notices when she's running specials.

I'm IN LOVE with her new prototype headbands.

Photo: Jeweled headband prototype 2
(set crystals and pearls, pearl drops)

Go shopping.  You know you want to.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Marginalized. Also, Zombies.

Someone drew my attention to this via Facebook, but a bit of web-searchification, found the source.  So I won't directly show the image, but urge you to go over to Lapham's Quarterly to see a hilarious scribal/calligraphy related picture.  It's all about complaints made by medieval scribes.  I'm pretty sure I've made all the same complaints on occasion.  Love it.

Because no blog should be without pictures, here's a few for fun.  In honor of the new Evil Dead movie, there was a production of Evil Dead, the musical.  My friends and I dressed up like zombies, and went to the show (which was hilariously awesome).  Be jealous.

I am a melancholy zombie.
Jenny is a glamour-zombie

John, Kao, and Theresa are bored and hot zombies.