I must admit that among my many crafting hobbies and interests, sewing is probably the one at which I am least adept. I often see sewing projects on blogs and Pinterest and marvel at how the seamstresses are able to whip things together and customize projects to challenging fabrics or body shapes.
I recently cyber-met sewing whiz Annie Case Hanks via the Female Geek Bloggers G+ Community, and did a little squee when I saw this Marvel-based shirt she sewed for her son. I was impressed that she took an indie-designer pattern and geeked it out with some Marvel-licensed fabric, modifying it a bit to suit her husband’s/son’s tastes. While I often stray from paper crafting instructions and examples, veering off from sewing directions terrifies me, so kudos to Annie for her sewing prowess!
I love her idea to add just a strip of the comic book art fabric – sometimes those licensed or fandom-inspired fabrics are pretty busy, so a full project made from the fabric might be a bit much, but a two-inch strip at the collar or hem might be just the right touch of geek flair.
BTW, Annie’s blog name is also geeky – “The Enantiomer Project” refers to a chemistry term for a stereoisomer which has a mirror image. She likes to think of those enantiomers when it comes to her sewing projects, and considers her blog her “lab notebook” of sewing projects, with all of the materials, procedures, and products. By day she is a science professor, and by night, a “sewing mad scientist.” Girl crush.
Have you ever strayed from directions to geekify a project? How did that go for you?
I think one of the cutest aspects of “Adventure Time” is all of the different “princesses” on the show. Case in point: Breakfast Princess.
Lapine403‘s daughter, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, wanted to be Breakfast Princess for the 2014 Calgary Expo. Lapine403 said this was a pretty simple costume to make: a circle skirt over a tutu with wire from a pop-up hamper for structure. The pieces of toast are 2″ foam with pillow covers out of a polyester suede. They are pinned to a tank top so she can remove and keep them as pillows.
Pokemon is serious business in our house. It is one of the most treasured and sacred of our fandoms. Anticipation for Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire is high to say the least. I present to you this adorable Pokemon Etsy treasury. Don’t forget to click on through and check out your favourites! Which Pokemon game has been your favourite so far?
Check out this geeky bath bomb, it’s no moon! That’s right, this bath bomb is in the shape of the Death Star by Veelightful on Etsy. You can even get one in Peppermint Mochaccino scented! I’ve heard rumours of people starting their holiday shopping already, keep this fun and nerdy shop in mind!
I love a good crochet project as much as the next geek, and gaylefrancis just took it up a notch, with her crocheted Big Barda costume.
Gaylefrancis said with the exception of the hexagons, she didn’t use any patterns. The legs, torso, and gauntlets are crocodile stitch. The cape is triple crochet. The rest of it is half-double. The megarod is single crochet with bubble stitch on the top and the buttons were stitched on separately.
For those of you not in the know, Big Barda is a fictional comic book superheroine appearing in books published by DC Comics. She first appeared in Mister Miracle #4 (October 1971), and was created by Jack Kirby.
When cosplayer Kirameku of Leipzig, Germany started her Nisha the Lawbringer (Borderlands) cosplay, she wanted to get the look just right. With a mix of Textilcolor and water, she painted over her jeans to get the perfect cell shaded look.