Comfortably Cosplaying in Stretch Broadcloth

My daughter was home from college for Winter break and you know that means she had another cosplay challenge for me! This one was for the character "Pidge" from Voltron. As soon as I saw the fitted, military-style jacket, I thought, too bad it will be stiff and uncomfortable! Then I hit up Cali for some solid wovens and was thrilled to find STRETCH broadcloth! I never even dreamt I would ...

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You Can Hack It, Costume Edition

Well, I know the title gave it away, but I have a rather different type of outfit for you today. You see apparently, when you move to Atlanta with someone who loved comics and superheros as a kid, attending an event called DragonCon is inevitable haha. And when you attend this event in the clothing I commonly wear, as we did last year, you stand out. So this year, we decided costumes were ...

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Playing with Pleather – The Freedom in Costume Sewing

It’s time for Halloween sewing! Costume sewing is a perfect way to get out of your comfort zone because you can always fall back on “well, it’s just a costume” that will only be worn for a short time and probably not closely inspected. And, for costumes, hot-glue is totally fair game if you find yourself in over your head or need to fix any boo-boos! My daughter and I got ...

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Halloween Costumes with Cali Fabrics

Halloween is just around the corner and if you're anything like me your costumes are still just a thought in the back of your mind.  I'm usually a last minute girl and I rarely, rarely sew my kids costumes.  If it can be done in under an hour- then I'll jump right on it!  This year my daughter wanted to be a leopard and Cali Fabrics was our first stop.  ...

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