Jan. 5th, 2010

stitchrat: (Default)


And so the first post of my sewing blog. At the moment I’m in the process of working on my costumes for my Shilo shadowcasting. I finished the purple jacket for “Zydrate Anatomy” weeks ago, and the skirt this morning—save for the lace, which I didn’t but enough of. The shirt has been a pain in the ass, however. How I’ll manage to take it on and off easily between scenes… I have no idea. It’s a bit of a tight fit, in order for it to fall right on me. And the back zipper is nearly impossible for me to zipper myself. I suppose this was a case where I should have sacrificed screen accuracy for my own personal ease, but we’ll see what happens.

Photos and a real explanation of the outfit will come when I’m actually finished though—for now, on to more whimsical topics.



As someone who spends a lot of time sewing, I find I inadvertently watch a lot of television—I need the background noise, and I enjoy looking up occasionally to catch up with whatever show I’m watching. This means anything that requires thought is out. I’m not much of a comedy fan, however, and I’ve watched my way through Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and various other television shows. Right now, however, I’ve found I love watching “The Addams Family”. For me, it’s the perfect show: short, easy to watch, without the need for me to pay attention to all the details. It’s just as funny to listen to as it is to watch, and the Addams has a particular dynamic I find very enjoyable. Since my voyage into the show, I’ve found my sewing to go a lot faster, and I’ve been getting a lot less frustrated with the small mistakes. It’s enjoyable.
Ellie Illusive (whose real name might be something like Elle Jaclyn, depending on who you ask) has a horrible hobby that often involves her running around fabric stores complaining about how none of the blue fabric is Alice-blue. She's deeply in love with steampunk, corsets, wayward Victorian-girl clothing, and spends half of her time pretending she's Shilo from Repo! the Genetic Opera for a Jersey Shore shadowcast.

This blog if for her sewing adventures, since her personal life is kind of boring. Posts may be a little photo-heavy at times.

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags

Most Popular Tags