I’m usually not one to sermonize my convictions through my personal blog, but when I think my opinions might bring awareness to an issue, I have the perfect platform to educate others. Today, I felt convicted to respond to an article my friend posted on Facebook in the spirit of shedding light on and opening dialogue about an issue. And I decided to write it out – I communicate more clearly in writing than by speaking. I ask you to bear with me, read the whole thing and keep an open mind.
If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you may have noticed the new theme. That’s right, I updated my blog! I was starting to get bored of the other layout, and I wanted a more streamlined design.
On it’s own, I like the new theme I chose (it’s organized, simple and pretty, my kind of look). However, it doesn’t feel like my blog … yet. I’m sure it’ll become home soon enough.
All the content is the same, and I’ll still post about writing, sewing and whatever else I can think of. Stay tuned!
So what do you guys think of the look? Like it? Or was the old theme better?
Pay attention to the top of her blouse, particularly the arm hole, ’cause that’s what I’m talking about today.
The top/blouse for Impa’s jumpsuit required a lot of figuring things out. I had to alter the pattern by trial and error to get it to look the way I envisioned. After plenty of ripped seams and hours spent bent over my machine, I have (mostly) completed the top section of the jumpsuit. Next I’ll either do the bottom then incorporate decorative elements or vice versa. So we’ll see. Here’s my progress:
After making Impa’s scarf, I thought I’d do the gloves, but I was excited about her jumpsuit and decided to make that next. I found a pattern that has some of the elements of her jumpsuit, though I knew going into it I’d have to make some alterations. However, I enjoy contemplating how I can take what I have and make it all work – it’s the designer, critical-thinker, problem-solver side of me.
I finished the first bit of my Impa cosplay project: her scarf. I used the black fabric I already had, wooden beads in red, orange and yellow, red hemp twine and interfacing (to make sure the scarf is stiff). I decided to make it a tall infinity scarf that only wraps once, as that’s what the scarf in Hyrule Warriors looks like.
If you follow this blog, you know sewing is one of my big hobbies. As far as creative projects go, if I’m not writing, I’m sewing. Despite years of working at the craft, I have yet to try cosplay, and that all changes 2015. That’s right, I’m giving it a go! I’m a bit nervous because I don’t know much about prop-making, but I can learn, right?