Showing posts from October, 2022

Halloween 2022

 Since I haven't sewed costumes in awhile, I decided to go all out this year.  I used commercial patterns to make these pieces, but changed the pattern according to our shapes:) I wanted these costumes to last a long time because they're basically what we will be wearing for Fan Expo next year. My daughter as the Joker from Gotham, my middle child as Roy Mustang in Fullmetal Alchemist, and moi as a a member of the Survey Corp from Attack on TItan Season 4. For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you may have seen my middle son's costume already as I entered it in Pattern Review's cosplay contest. Here is an image from my entry (taken when I finished sewing it.) I made the jacket, pants and butt cape (which I drafted myself), plus drew the gloves. More detailed pics of our costumes:) For my costume, I made the cape, shoulder harness, leg holsters and skirt. The harness, holsters and the skirt are made of leather. (As I mentioned on Twitter, a good friend who works in

Some Monday inspiration

 Just wanna share some stuff that's been inspiring me recently:) 1) images from Our Legacy Spring 2022 collection 2) stuff I saw while walking around a mall 3) the new book Embroidery: Threads and Stories from Alabama Chanin What has been inspiring you lately?

Life lately- Early Fall 2022

 Just wanna share what I've been up to lately:) Sewing Halloween costumes (If you guys follow me on Twitter, you would've seen what I've finished making for my middle child:) This one is for my youngest, then mine next if I have time!) Went to a high school open house for my youngest (who's starting high school next year...huhuhu) Youngest was also in a cross country meet. Middle child just had his birthday. Currently reading Jennette McCurdy's book. What have you been up to lately?


 Fall is really here. The weather has turned cold, and it's now getting dark earlier than usual...sigh. Anyhoo, the good thing is that it's sweater weather. Alabama Chanin Flora waffle sweatshirt,  UNIQLO pants, Vans sneakers Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian peeps:) We had our celebration yesterday at my mom's place.

Another one...

 Going to the Martyr's Shrine in Midland, Ontario (about an hour and 45 minutes away from us) is another family tradition that halted when COVID happened. The last time we went was in 2019. This year, the church finally opened up, and we were finally able to go back. We took my mum with us:D It looked sunny but it was super cold! For some reason, my husband's eyes were closed in most of the pics...this was the best....) I've never posted the inside of the church, so I decided to take few pics this time. It's a beautiful church. Then, we went to a nearby restaurant.  Do you have a place you go to regularly as part of a "tradition"?