Saturday, July 19, 2014

San Diego Comic Con 2014

Next week, I'm heading down to San Diego for my first Comic Con!

I'll be there with these awesome cartoonists: Alec Longstreth, Liz Prince and Greg Means.

 I'll be at their table all week, helping out and selling my movie zine: Terrible Movie Nights.  If you're gonna be there, come stop by our table in the Small Press Pavilion: aisle K, table 6.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Making a Gold Tie

In preparation for my September wedding celebration party I am making a new dress, which is currently under construction. Since I'm making a new dress, Alec will get a new, matching tie and here's the process of making that tie.

I do have a commercial pattern for making a tie, but I found that it's pretty easy to just buy a thrift store tie and rip it apart. Plus I can use the interlining material instead of buying a yard of it when it's rare that I need this type of interlining.

First I ripped the seams open on my thrift store tie.

I then cut out the correct shape on the bias of my gold fabric. There is a seam halfway through the tie. I don't know the history of ties but I'm assuming this is just so that you don't have to waste too much fabric since cutting on the bias takes a lot of fabric.

The ends of the tie need a separate lining fabric, I just used some teal satin that I had leftover from another project.

To make sure the the lining is hidden at the tip, sew the corner before you attach the lining. Since I wasn't following a pattern I didn't completely understand this step so I had to sew the lining twice, but I got it in the end.

Turn the lining towards the inside and press out the points of the tie. Then place the interlining in the center of the tie, fold over the edges, with the top have a double fold to create a clean connection.

Pin then sew the tie closed by hand.

The finished tie!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I Love Bad Movies contribution

I'm a contributor to the latest issue of a super rad zine I Love Bad Movies. Issue 6 is their food issue and I got to do a write up and illustration for Deathbed: The Bed that Eats. I had previously said that I would never watch Deathbed again, but I recanted and actually enjoyed it the second time around. Buy your own copy here: Ilovebadmovies.com


I don't mention it much on this blog but I have a separate blog where I make watercolor paintings based on the bad movies that I watch with my friends: Terrible Movie Nights.