Great little pokemon, puzzled-penguin. I can think of several people who would want to catch him
Research Project Name: moulage
Project Link: more notes here: http://flairily.blogspot.com/2015/04/moulage-and-sloper.html
Brief Description: I proposed this in the midst of a crafting slump to give me a push, and, boy, did it work! The ideas are flowing! Dunno if they'll work, and I really should do some other things first, but the crafting side is certainly back. I had a lot of fun (some "grrrr"ing too, but that made the end-product that much sweeter.)
For those who don't know, a moulage is like a body-double, a sausage casing made for your body. It has just enough ease so you can try it on and not bust it. It's made out of woven fabric. It took me days and tears to fit a normal sloper. It took 1 fun class to make my first moulage. For me it was so much easier! Make trial: Almost perfect. Make just a couple of small adjustments: Perfect! Once you have it, you can use the paper pattern of it to check the fit of clothing, make a sloper (and use it to check the fit of other clothing patterns,) make your own patterns and other things.
They can actually be really quick, but I knew I'd take time to whine, and I feel guilty sewing for myself even when I have no ideas for anyone else.
Prompt: April Battle - Sherlock
Project Name: sloper
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I fell in love with the Sherlock Holmes short stories as a kid.
When sewing and fitting you've gotta pay attention to the details: what's wrong, what's right, what line do I need to trace. As you may have noticed on the pattern above, I missed a couple of lines and had to go back after making this up to check things.
Tired crafting is dangerous.