After the success of the embroidered ties I made for my boyfriend, I had a good idea as to what I'd give my brother for his birthday. You guessed it, a tie!
Now, should you not be a teenage boy who lives on the internet, nor know one, this might be surprising, but my now-seventeen year old brother is a Brony.
A Brony happens to be a guy who is rather attached to the show, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
I told you that might be surprising.
But as his older sister, my duty is to make him ridiculous things in which he will cherish until it's not cool for guys to like ponies again.
His favourite character, Derpyhooves, complete with her famously "derp" eyes, and love for muffins, forever embellished onto a tie.
There isn't much to say about this, apart from the width - Which I have narrowed down into a better "tie-shape" than the previous ties, which almost look like nerdy cravats.
At least my brother is a Happy Brony.
And for kicks, I made him a birthday card;
24 March 2012
21 March 2012
I'd like to start this off with a little apology.Life has seemingly gotten in the way of things I'd rather be doing with my time, and since I have started a job, had a major tooth infection, been ill and been kicked out of uni in the last fortnight, sewing has been at the back of my mind.
But onto more pressing matters; Yes. You have heard me right - I love big knickers.
Granny panties, high waisted knickers, retro high waist breifs, whatever you wish to call them.
I love them.
I noticed a month back that my underwear drawer has seen better days - I have some wonderful dressy sets and a few things that are strictly for the naughtier nights, but pretty, everyday items are honestly in the dogs house. They are either on their last legs or ill-fitting. So I got down to the serious business of designing some new underwear. Because I am poor and in desperate need of knickers.
|Design - click for larger|
So I used the body of a horribly ill-fitting babydoll an ex boyfriend gave me years ago to make these;
These are horribly difficult to photograph - I could of posted up some pictures of me in them, but I feel that would bring the wrong attention to this blog, but I suppose it's easy enough to imagine.
Black sheer knickers with a cotton-lined gusset, picot edge elastic and the most awkwardly fat french seams you'd ever see - seriously.
|Pointless closeups of the elastic and gusset|
I also need to work on my french seams - They would make my old sewing teacher cry, with how big they are!
Overall, I now have a new pair of knickers that are severely comfortable, suit my body type almost perfectly - and recycled a horrible old babydoll! Wearable mock-ups are always the best!
Now if only the mesh wasn't so slippery it causes my tights to fall down!
EDIT: Now on BurdaStyle!