Friday, December 4, 2015

Golden Rippy Remix the Stitch Tour (and giveaway!)

Today I get to participate in my second ever blog tour! I was so excited to get the chance to be part of Rachel at Golden Rippy's Remix the Stitch blog tour to celebrate her 2 year anniversary. I signed right up... And promptly ran dry of ideas on how to remix a pattern. Eventually I gave up staring at my screen full of patterns and totally blank sketch pad to go play some Dragon Age: Inquisition, hoping the break would help me refocus. I was not disappointed. While playing, I came across the shokra-taar armor, and suddenly thought that I could absolutely make a Cinnabar Sky dress that was inspired by the armor design. I made a sketch and excitedly showed it to my husband. Somewhere in describing it, I used the word "crossover" to describe the front, at which point my clever, clever husband looked pointedly at me and said "You said it's a crossover dress?" At which point the Dragon Age/Mass Effect Crossover dress was born.

Although I measure an XL, I made an L for a slightly tighter fit. First, I chopped the front and back dress pieces at the shorten/lengthen line to make separate top and skirt pieces. I cut the front and back pieces out of gray, and the sleeves and cross pieces from red to echo the general color scheme of the shokra-taar armor. After assembling the back and cross sections, instead of hemming the edges I made bands out of the gray. I added in clear elastic when finishing the lower front piece, to help hold up the weight of the skirt. Since I'm no longer nursing, I sewed the bottom of both cross pieces down, but didn't sew the top of the cross pieces together since the band keeps them in place and there is no popping out of the top.

The black in the skirt works well for both the Dragon Age and Mass Effect inspiration. I assembled the N7 armor stripes in the same way as the arm stripes on the Omega Angel Jacket, but the drapey rayon proved insanely difficult to applique with and onto, so I chopped out a section of the skirt and blocked it in, which worked out just about as well as I hoped.

I love being able to customize my clothing, and it's super fun to be able to make pieces that are inspired by my fandoms, but aren't just graphic tees. Don't forget to check out the rest of the tour for more inspiration!

Meet the bloggers who will REMIX the Stitch for Golden Rippy's 2nd Anniversary! They have some fun mash-ups in store for you. Here's the full line-up, in case you missed a day. Don't forget to check them out and send some love!
Don't forget to enter the EPIC Pattern giveaway! Our wonderful sponsors have graciously offered a free pattern of choice to the winner. That's 15 patterns in total!! You don't want to miss a chance to win this!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

No comments:

Post a Comment