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[personal profile] llyrafantasyfae took pictures of my new dresses today. Here are a few from my phone :)
 
 
 
 
27 June 2017 @ 06:40 pm
Hard to know if I am braindead, or if the hamster is just off using the bathroom before it gets back on the wheel. What have you been doing today?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

Question: What has your brain hamster been doing, to use the above example?
 
 
27 June 2017 @ 05:14 pm
Hi! I'm having a bit of a problem here. I wanted to edit a layout I made for a friend to use on her community. It has a fixed navigation at the bottom of the page which I don't know if could be causing this problem, but the sidebar looks right on recent entries page but it looks wonky everywhere else.

I have it testing here so you can look through the css. If you could help me out a bit D: I would be very grateful.
 
 
26 June 2017 @ 09:45 pm
*coughs*

Let us pretend that I did not miss a day. What have you been doing today?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

And the question for today: What one thing will get you to drop your writing instantly, whether you wish to or not? (In my case, it's a new Fire Emblem game, but that's me.)
 
 
26 June 2017 @ 05:58 pm
On to beading again!

I do have another thing I want to make, possibly Thursday, but beading has to happen. I'm getting close :)
 
 
 
 
25 June 2017 @ 07:22 pm
Wow!  
Except for optional stuff, my Jane Austen sewing is done!

Last night I finished the fichu, not fichu, and fabric for a turbany thing. Only two had tiny hems :)
 
 
 
 
In the last four weeks, there have been two works added to the New Year's Resolution collection. Enjoy!

Works in Back to the Future (Movies) and Killjoys (TV) )


Challenge information )
 
 
24 June 2017 @ 12:58 pm
OK, that's not a real club, but in August I was inspired by everyone's tiny hems, so decided to try it on the fichu for my bird dress. I was happy with the hem I got on the bias edge, nice and small,but not tiny, but I'm thrilled with the teeny tiny hem I'm getting on the straight. Look at it!

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It helps that I'm using the absolutely most gorgeous sheer lightweight muslin voile or I'm not exactly sure what, other than it's stamped Made in Switzerland on the selvage. Hooray for finding it because I've organized the stash!

And the bird dress is done :)
 
 
 
 
23 June 2017 @ 10:02 pm
How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

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Today I

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wrote
2 (66.7%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
1 (33.3%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
0 (0.0%)



Discussion: what are you working on this weekend?
 
 
23 June 2017 @ 01:37 pm
The bird dress just needs a hem and sleeve hems!

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I am so proud of this back though! Of course it's hard to see in such a busy print, but to have finally done the V shapes in back and have the straps form a V feels like a technical marvel :)

And the sleeves were the easiest sleeves I've ever done. Despite altering the pattern for a deeper back, the sleeves with a corner from the original pattern fit perfectly and didn't even need pleats. Not that pleats aren't period, but it's also period to not have pleats, and something that's really too tedious to mess with so I was excited to not have them. I really like the no pleat look :)
 
 
 
 
22 June 2017 @ 10:59 pm
I'm currently sewing a sleeve into the bird dress. This means I get to do a strap soon! I'm very excited to do this because it's a new shape with a sharp v, above the sharp v on the back bodice.

So, back to work. I'm really enjoying this dress b:)
 
 
 
 
22 June 2017 @ 08:43 pm
How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

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3 (50.0%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
1 (16.7%)

planned
1 (16.7%)

had a cheeky break
1 (16.7%)

dealt with life
3 (50.0%)



Discussion: resources. What are your favourite resources for writing? (this can be anything - software, assistive tech, recurring challenges and exchanges, comms etc) also if you think it would be useful to have, I can make a sticky with resources and try to keep it up to date especially the comms side of it.
 
 
22 June 2017 @ 09:01 am
Possums and communism are basically my whole life.


Context is locked; QWP.
 
 
22 June 2017 @ 12:06 am


If you would be interested in joining a Discord server for fanfiction writers, please consider joining Metamorprose. The rules and policies are simple and accessible on the server itself and are displayed in a static location at [community profile] metamorprose. A direct invite link can be found here: https://discord.gg/z3FHEYQ More information about Discord, what it is, and how to use the server are on the comm. Happy writing!
 
 
21 June 2017 @ 07:34 pm
I started the bird dress tonight. The lining is almost done, it just needs a hem, and I have the back, side backs, and straps cut out of the bird fabric. Each piece has a bird on it, by plan. After this, the rest of the birds will be where the rest of the birds are,

I'm glad that I've finally reworked the back and I'm excited about the V the straps are going to make. Of course, I'm probably going to have to do some sleeve pattern adjusting. Ugh. The armscye is a little deeper in back than the original pattern was. Hopefully it won't be too bad--it's being set the way 18c sleeves with corners are, so fairly adjustable.

And I think I need to change the tag from 1790s floral print dress to 1790s bird print dress...
 
 
 
 
21 June 2017 @ 11:11 pm
How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

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Today I

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wrote
4 (57.1%)

edited
2 (28.6%)

posted
1 (14.3%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (14.3%)

dealt with life
1 (14.3%)



Discussion: titles. Do you find titles easy or difficult to come up with?
 
 
21 June 2017 @ 09:38 am
Rare Male Slash Exchange currently has three open pinch hits looking for a good home!

The deadline is Monday 31 July at 23:59 UTC.

The minimum for fanfic is 1000 words; the minimum for art is a finished piece created entirely by the artist (no icons, manips, etc.). All works must focus on the requested fandom and ship.

If you wish to claim a pinch hit, please comment on the pinch hit post on the RMSE community here, including your AO3 username and the username/number of the pinch hit you want!


Pinch Hit #5: 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS, Big Bang (Band), GOT7, Topp Dogg (Band)

Pinch Hit #6: The Vampire Diaries (TV), DC Cinematic Universe, Fast and the Furious Series, Vantage Point (2008), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV), Bourne (Movies)

Pinch Hit #12: Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Justice (TV), Homicide: Life on the Street, Crossover Fandom
 
 
20 June 2017 @ 09:02 pm
The open robe is completely done!

So, I think this means I need to start on the bird print dress soon? :)
 
 
 
 
20 June 2017 @ 06:34 pm
I've been meaning to order a temporary tattoo for my Friday night social suffragette dress for a while, and I finally did it. It was easy, I just made the votes for women design I made for the tote bag all purple, and found a seller on Etsy. I was happy to see loads of sellers on Etsy because ordering from a company was a bit intimidating. Etsy I know. Too well. I ordered a 5 inch tattoo, which I think will be a good size. It should ship in 1-2 days.

I also found a fashion plate on Pinterest with the exact skirt I want. I made it up, and was going to go with it, but it felt good to find! Basically, it's two handkerchief skirts over a straight, full skirt (although I just noticed the pin has three skirts. I ma stick to two...). The base skirt will be lightweight cream silk taffeta that's coming from India, the handkerchief parts will be purple chiffon.

But the petticoat for the open robe calls! It just needs the straps sewn on and a hem!
 
 
 
 
Nominations are open for the second round of the Hamiathes' Gift Exchange, a fanfiction and fanart exchange for Megan Whalen Turner's Queen's Thief books. Check out the tag set and nominate here!

The schedule for 2017:
  • Character and relationship nominations: June 14th through the 24th at 10 PM EDT
  • Signups: June 27th through July 8th, closing at 10 PM EDT
  • Assignments sent out: July 10th at the latest
  • Fanworks due: August 19th at 10 PM EDT
  • Fanworks revealed: August 26th at 10 PM EDT
  • Artists/authors revealed: September 2nd at 10 PM EDT
Links of interest:

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