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Oct 21

probably going to terror behind the wall tonight, and bought tickets to a midnight screening of halloween

spooky month getting serious now

also everyone go watch: hack o’lantern, chopping mall, and ghoulies 3 go do it.



Oct 20

interplanetaryconnections said: Did you just say wrestling like bubbles from TPB?

it’ll always be wrassling to me


tonight’s word is pelerine

lookin’ at pelerines because wrassling is boring tonight


lace lace lace lace


he heard something outside

he heard something outside


Oct 19

Step Not Actually Necessary: Try that shit on! I’m pretty pleased with the tights/top. The boots are not great, but the best I could do in the time constraints. The jacket is F21 and not at all as awful as I thought it’d be for $20. Please excuse my oddly shaped human body and gratuitous flexing.


Step Not Covered in Tutorial: Put the Butt Patch on and sew those jimmy-jams up!!

Step Not Covered in Tutorial: Put the Butt Patch on and sew those jimmy-jams up!!


Spandex Applique, a Horrible Tutorial

Thought I’d do a step-by-step on how I did the applique on my Bret Hart tights—with a caveat: this is really not the proper way to do this. I’m working ‘upside down’ with the right side of my work facing the feed dogs because my machine refused to stop dragging and distorting the work if I worked right-side-up. No adhesive/basting/pinning would prevent it, so I had to get creative.

Step one would be to draw your applique design (all layers of it) on some tearaway fusible interfacing. I used different colors for each layer to help keep things straight. (I didn’t take a picture of this, but you’ll see it below) Then iron it on to your ‘base’ fabric. Then use temporary fabric spray adhesive to attach your next layer of fabric (in my case, white) Make sure it’s  a little bigger than where it’ll be in the end. Here, you can see I just cut it as big as the whole pattern piece to be safe. imageStep Two: Stitch through all layers (two fabric, one stabilizer) with a tightish zig-zag. The tighter, the more control over your line you have, but the longer it takes. Matching thread would be the usual, but his tights appeared to have contrast black stitching, so I went with that.

imageFrom the front.

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Step three: Attach your second ‘layer’ color, and stitch your design through all three layers. You can see I cut the fabric a little smaller, it just has to cover where it’s getting stitched.

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Step Four: Trim until your hand falls off. Use some sharp scissors, and very very carefully cut as close to the edge as you can. With matching thread, it’s pretty seamless, with this contrast thread…it’s a little more noticable. Oh well. Here I’ve trimmed away the outer edges of the pink flame, now I’m ‘reverse’ appliquing the white strips in the middle. imagePink all trimmed, from the front.

imageTrimming away the white now! This was the most tedious part.

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Step Five: Stitching the middle motifs. I waited until it was mostly trimmed to do this mostly so it was a little less heavy and cumbersome to move.

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Step Six: More trimming! Try not to cut through your fabric! I somehow managed not to.

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Step Seven: I went over the motifs again with a tighter stitch to clean up and hide the raggy edges.

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Last Step: Peeling away the stabilizer! Just rip it off. Very satisfying.

Then do it again! Ta Da! Two halves of legs!


daysrunaway:

For those of you wondering where Barry was in my previous picture, I just got up to clean my pipe and he stole my spot.
For being so fat he can really move if he feels motivated.

lookit that fatass

daysrunaway:

For those of you wondering where Barry was in my previous picture, I just got up to clean my pipe and he stole my spot.

For being so fat he can really move if he feels motivated.

lookit that fatass


I’m cackling with pride right now. Better pictures to come later, with process shots.

I’m cackling with pride right now. Better pictures to come later, with process shots.


Oct 17

He’s dreaming!


maninpink:

Style Akihiko Nishi

good texture

maninpink:

Style Akihiko Nishi

good texture

(via notyourbatmans)


Oct 16
farewell mr.pumpkin lantern, see you after another horrid day at work

farewell mr.pumpkin lantern, see you after another horrid day at work


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