Anyway, here's what I got paid to write last week!
and ALL about the superhero costumes that I made for the kids and submitted to our town's Trashion/Refashion Show jury
|I wrote this tute on appliqueing jersey knit without using fusibles.|
|Syd and Will both helped piece the T-shirt fabric for their capes.|
|I made a template, and their job was to piece together something that was larger than that template.|
|Then I cut that piece to size, and added it to the cape.|
|I decided not to take the time to starch, so instead I painstakingly pinned while watching... is that Supernatural or New Girl? Can't tell.|
|Here are the rest of my build notes for the completed garments.|
I'm not super pleased with how these came out--if I hadn't been spending most of my time last month managing the Girl Scout cookie business, I think that you'd be looking at a much more elaborately detailed, intricately pieced pair of costumes right now--but I think that what you are looking at at least has more of the feel of a homemade, kid-designed superhero costume, like what a kid superhero would actually look like if she actually had the skills to applique herself a cape and sew herself a leotard.
And, of course, the kids like them, so, you know, fuck you, Perfectionism!