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flac  ·  1012 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 7, 2016

So, thenewgreen commissioned a shirt from me, and I decided to make a Hubski-themed one. Still mid-process, needs buttons and hems.

Here is is head-on. Mostly black, subdued, but then...

BLAM color everywhere.

Collar down.

Cuffs closed.


Proud of how this one is shaping up, lots of nice details in it - goobster, there are honest-to-god pleats and plackets on this puppy, I'll upload detail pics later.



Made my sister a dress for her birthday.

(There is a picture of me modeling it, but it's a bit early in the day for that...)


Relatedly, my mother, who is a saintly woman, saw me working on this shirt last night, and she literally pulled my father by his shirt to the machine and said "OUR SON CAN MAKE A PLEAT" like it was the most mindblowing thing she had ever seen. My dad has been, uh, not super pleased with my sewing in the past, so it was nice to at least get a "huh, pretty good" from him (even if it was kind of forced).

Bottom line: my mom is awesome.

goobster  ·  1012 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Plackets. Man, excellent work. You really are doing impressive work for someone who is basically entirely self-taught.

I saw people in classes with professional equipment, instructors, and tutors, who were completely incapable of figuring out the proper order of operations to make a placket, or yoke, or collar, or whatever.

You have every reason to be proud of your work.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  1012 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Beautiful shirt. What are they made of? What materials do you have available? (asking out of personal interest)

flac  ·  1012 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks! They're all fabrics from Joann's Fabric, which is an (inter?)national chain with a store near me. They're cotton blends, and the total cost of fabric was about $4 after heavy sales. In the past, I've usually used bedsheets for large amounts of black fabric (mainly because I have about half a dozen plain black sheets already), but TNG deserved some fresh fabric ;)

The polka dots were handpainted using this technique, if you're interested. If you a buy a bigger eraser, you can carve them out into stamps and print whatever you want!

ThatFanficGuy  ·  1012 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    The polka dots were handpainted using this technique, if you're interested.

Oh no, no that kind of personal interest. I was thinking of commissioning a shirt or two to you. Think this is possible in the near future?

flac  ·  1012 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh, cool! I'd be happy to - PM me when you'd like to figure something out.

thenewgreen  ·  1012 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Bukowski, Bradbury, Poe... some good reading on that shelf.

I'm thrilled to receive the shirt, it looks amazing. mk, check it out.

flac  ·  1012 days ago  ·  link  ·  


That's mainly my "things I read in High school" section. This bookcase used to be ordered with Dewey Decimal System - a fact that once got me a job at my college library. However, the library used Library of Congress, which I still have basically memorized (which is hard to prove over the internet, but trust me). Re-organized it in LoC during college, it's now organized "historically" and if there are books that remind me of certain people (if I lent it to them, or vice versa, or if we've talked about it etc), I have them grouped as well. Re-organizing my bookshelf is my go-to procrastination task.

Here is my current favorite bookcase section - mushroom box full of important notes from people, then just a fucking birdhouse, then children/YA section (Narnia and Series of Unfortunate Events)

...I like my bookshelf.

elizabeth  ·  1012 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I totally forgot how much I loved the Series of Unfortunate Events books when I was a kid until recently! I'm glad they're finally getting a movie after all these years :)

thenewgreen  ·  1011 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Alright. Time to put down the needle and thread and pick up and instrument: