Category Archives: Fantasy/Scifi/Cosplay

Captain America Bustle bodice – construction

Usually construction is the easy part, but this bodice had finicky steps where order mattered. Everything is made out of the blue Joann cotton sateen, flatlined with polished cotton. First, the sleeve needed the white decorative cuff added. I thought … Continue reading

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Captain America Bustle Bodice – Fitting

Where we last left off, I had finished the skirt in time to wear to an outing(!), and had a goal of finishing the bodice ASAP. Welp, it’s still not done yet, but let’s start talking about it – My … Continue reading

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Captain America bustle underskirt

I’m sure you are bored by now of me saying things like “the whole skirt was supposed to take 2 months and instead is taking 3+!”. Sigh, why is sewing so hard? I’m going to split the skirt posts into … Continue reading

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When Captain America throws her mighty shield (parasol?!?)

So to have a new costume for April, I need to start this now, because I get approximately zero hours per day to sew with a baby around. (And now is actually a month ago, when I started with accessories). … Continue reading

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Steel Inquisitor Vin – final pics!

At Jordan Con, I did a photo shoot with my wonderful friend Kathy of A Life Condensed Photography, so all the beautiful shots below are thanks to her! The Jordan Con hotel actually has a lot of beautiful greenery and … Continue reading

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Steel Inquisitor Vin – accessories and EYE SPIKES

1840s dresses are all well and good, but what makes this a Steel Inquisitor is having spikes through the eyes! These are meant to be heavy spikes that go all the way through the head. While I am dedicated to … Continue reading

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Steel Inquisitor Vin – 1840s bodice

Strap in, this is going to be a long one! So evening bodice. The base for these are basically all the same from 1830-1860 (princess seams or darts in front, princess seams in back. Hooks & eyes or eyelets in … Continue reading

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Steel Inquisitor Vin – 1840s skirt

Skirt time! 1840s skirts are just big rectangles so no pattern needed. I cut three 40″ long panels from my fabric to make a skirt around 135″ around (and making sure to leave enough length for the hem and the … Continue reading

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Steel Inquisitor Vin + a new 1840s gown

So this was supposed to be the year of the bustle. Seriously, I have the fabric for four different bustle gowns. But, I ran out of time to turn the last dress link into a Captain America bustle gown for Jordan … Continue reading

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Rey (and BaBy-8)

Hello blog! This time I have a real excuse for not posting, and that’s the 8 weeks  5 months 7 months old baby! (the crossouts tell you how long this has been in draft). There are a lot more photos … Continue reading

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