I'm doing a long sleeve long dress thingy or other wise known as A hetalia baby America cosplay, do you have any tips?
Had to look up a reference but it looks fairly simple…I’d start with a scrap undershirt that fits you, cut it up for a front and back pattern, then at around waist level, lengthen it enough so that its at your ankles and widen it a bit.
The the sleeves and make a pattern from them too, and lengthen/widen as you go down. Hem the edges and put a collar on it. If you want a bit of ruffling on the bottom, make sure its sufficiently wide at the base and do some gathering.
Hope that helps!
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More Mark 06 plugsuit WIP, about all I can do until some gray vinyl comes in. I need to clean up the corners on the black markings on the front too.
Things look a bit bunched, but when stretched as if its was being ‘worn’ everything gets nice and smooth.
It begins….I have four weekend to turn this duct tape dummy into a plug suit in time for anime detour. I also have to make a cest/back piece and gauntlets out of EVA foam.
Custom League of Legends Hoodie - Fiddlesticks
For a commissioner, I dont do clothing often but they were able to send me a junk sweatshirt I could use as a sized pattern.
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Crock Pot Lasagna
Prep Time ~40 min
Cook Time ~4.5 - 5 Hours
- 2 LB Ground Beef
- Lasagna Noodles
- Mozzarella Cheese (I couldn’t find ricotta :( )
- Parmesan Cheese
- Ground Oregano / Garlic Salt
- Minced Garlic
- Tinfoil (Optional)
- Olive Oil (Oil up sides of foil/crockpot
- Mix spices and ~1/3 cup of water with beef in a pan, brown the beef
- Boil noodles, they will be too big for the pot, just gently nudge them in as they soften up, strain and rinse with cold water
- (Not Necessary, but easier clean up) Line pan with tin foil
- Using a paper towel, lightly oil the inside of the pot/foil
- Later Noodles / Sauce / Meat (w/minced garlic) / Cheese / (Repeat) Until you are out of stuff to layer, this will require breaking some noodles for full coverage.
- Bake in the crockpot on low for ~4.5 - 5 hours
Came out pretty good for a first go but since I didn’t have the stuff to make proper lasagna filling and just used mozzerlla it comes out a bit more like baked mostacholi loaf, which incidentally tastes really good anyway.
For this recipe I used vegetables for a veggie burrito, but you can easily add in the shredded chicken from my other recipe here.
Time to Make: ~10min
- Large Tortilla
- White or Brown Rice (Substitute Beans if that’s your thing)
- Onions, Green Pepper, Zucchini, Carrot
- Olive Oil
- Hot Sauce
- Dice Veggies and sautee
- Reheat rice if necessary
- Warm/Toast Tortilla on low heat on a separate burner, flip regularly
- Put into tortilla
- Eat :3
Really simple and easy to do quickly if you aren’t cooking meat, if you want meat I’d suggest making taco meat or the chicken in bulk early and then just reheating it to make things like this.
As I said in an earlier post I’d have a mini-tutorial when I had something to work through the machine, this is just a simple red shirt, but its a piece to a costume I am working on. Need the shirt to match some accents I need to add to something else and its easier to make the shirt and accents from the same fabric.
What is a serger?
- Also known as an overlock machine, it does specialty stitches for clothing
- Comes in 3, 4, or 5 spool varieties, roughly $100 for a low end 3 spool and $1000+ for a high end 5 spool machine.
- Does a variety of specialty hems and internal stitches
Why have one?
- Overlock stitches stretch with the fabric much better than those on a normal machine
- You can be much “rougher” with what you make without worrying about things breaking
- Stitches will not fray in the wash
If you want to get into garment making, fashion design, or just want what you make for costumes to come out more clean and durable, get one. The shirt I have on in the last photo I did entirely on the serger except for the neck piece. It does blind hems fantastically.
More to come over the next week as I finish up this costume :)
Hm…I’d have to go with Kyubey,
The reactions to the costume totally make the 2 months of work that went into it worthwhile (and the later 1 month remaking the jacket). Just hearing someone shout from across the hall about contracts never stops being amusing.
A costume or two I wear a lot this year might surpass it, depends on how well they turn out.
New baby came today, expect tutorials over the next month as I learn to use this thing to make proper stitches and hems on the cosplays I have planned for Spring
Manectric Hat, for a customer on my etsy