The title of this entry once more comes from Randy, who has slept under the same roof of the cursed Archie and Reggie dolls. He's still alive. Before I get any further I'd like to point you the people who now have my old Archies, Stupid Comics. How Archie started (and how I wish I'd … Continue reading Oh good, terror gets a makeover.
Archie comics introduce me to the word jalopy as if it were normal 80's slang. In fact, I'm pretty sure I owned a copy of Archie's Mechanics #2. In retrospect Archie teaching us about mechanics was absurd because it was Betty who knew how to fix his car much of the time. Patriarchy! New Car … Continue reading Archie, Whatcha gonna do with all that junk?
Once I learned you could use watercolor pencils to do doll repaints...I had to. It is time for the Doll Makeover No One Wanted! You see, my early comics life started with Scrooge McDuck. My father and I would go buy those comics together. When I started buying comics solo (well, spending my allowance down … Continue reading The Doll Makeover No One Wanted.
Before I started attaching the lining to the coat I went through the terrifying step of removing the fur and fixtures. First I removed the neckline fur, using a contrasting thread to mark where I'd be reattaching a hook and loop that close it all Then I removed the cuffs and used a … Continue reading Re-lining a Coat: Part 4
When we left off I'd sewn the lining and interlining. The next step is bagging the lining. I wish I could easily explain this. When constructing the lining you leave one section of a side seam-open so you can eventually pull the whole coat through it. Here is a Pintrest page I made to pin … Continue reading Re-lining a Coat: part 3
We start here: Half of the lining/interlining is attached to a dress form. Half of the lining and interlining was carefully seam ripped to make pattern pieces. With tailor chalk I marked each piece (b, A1, a2,f1,f2) for Back, arm 1... Then I set to cutting. I'd been extra careful in seamripping. all tears … Continue reading Re-lining a coat: Part two.
Christmas is over in Japan. LONG LIVE CRAFTSMAS! Craftsmas is the time I have between school semesters where my only obligations are dance and socializing and making stuff. But while Japan is open for Christmas, it shuts down for at least 4 days for the new year, so one must plan ahead for smaller specialty … Continue reading Re-lining a Coat Extra: CRAFTSMAS IS COMING.
It's Christmas eve! Soon I shall join other assorted foreigners in Tokyo for a cosy celebration but right now it's time for why I love winter break. I HAVE TIME TO MAKE STUFF! Don't worry, I have more posts about the Mary Frances book but somethings need to come first. I was recently looking at … Continue reading Coat re-lining part one.
I’m off to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This prompted the realization that I haven’t a single SW item to wear, not even an accessory. And I live in Japan which may well be the second most SW crazed country and home to much merch. True, I’m not exactly a geek-t-shirt girl...but I’ve got … Continue reading The night is young and I have a glue gun.
"Oh, good!" said Mary Frances, "and, dear Fairy Lady, I want to tell you—I've a lovely surprise! My Aunt Maria is coming to see us." "Aunt Maria—oh, does she love sewing?" "Indeed she does! She made a bed quilt when she was—let me see,—maybe—I think—it was when she was two years old." That’s Aunt Maria! … Continue reading XXII: Aunt Maria makes a visit.