Revisiting Old Clothes x2

May I present to you one of the least favorite things I’ve ever purchased, this lightweight dress from Old Navy with an elasticized waist: The color is good, but the front chest pockets are awkward, the elastic waist rode up, and overall the cut wasn’t great. It’s also too fussy–the gathering around the neck and … … keep reading …

Inktober Week 3

Legend of a fantasy map. This is a brief sketch, just drawing ideas on the fly, but honey, if you give me some time and paper I can really get way into these maps. I can’t imagine when I’d ever have the time but if I could do anything, I would work all day on … … keep reading …

Inktober Week 2

Seven more drawings! That’s almost half! I might make it! This week was full of color, and I did some more with paint, and I added colored pens and even markers to it, as the ideas struck. My ideas aren’t quite the same as other folks with the prompts, and I’m definitely not the art … … keep reading …

Inktober Week 1

I’ve been participating in Inktober as a way to push myself to actually do some art every once in a while, and with varying results. Ink isn’t actually my favorite thing, because it’s so permanent, but it will push me to try new things. I’ll just make some commentary below on them. The hardest thing … … keep reading …

Ladybug Dress

It’s been my goal for an EON to practice making clothes and I’ve finally started. Enter my daughter’s ladybug dress/tunic. The pattern is an old one I inherited from my grandmother’s pattern stash, with a number of modifications. It’s Butterick 6454 for children, a Fast & Easy pattern from probably the eighties. I made the … … keep reading …