Favorite Patterns for 2015- Simplicity

Finally, I made the follow up post to my favorite sewing patterns from McCall’s! (Just in time for Halloween too) It took me longer than I wanted to type this post because Simplicity and McCall’s released even more new costume patterns for sale. This was driving me crazy because… well… I thought they would release them at once and be done with it. Instead they released them in phases. Since I cannot go to a store as easily as I could last year, it took me a while to buy all the patterns I wanted.

Since I’m currently reorganizing my sewing room, I was unable to take photos of all the patterns I bought and wanted to feature in this post. Because of this, I’m using pictures from Simplicity’s website to show what the costumes should look like. Continue reading “Favorite Patterns for 2015- Simplicity”

Steampunk Irene

I’ve been having a lot of computer problems recently. Although I’ve been having computer problems, it didn’t prevent me from drawing or painting.

I had an idea recently to do a series of drawings of women with Gibbson Girl hair, only with steampunk elements. I’ve had problems with what I consider “steampunk”, mostly with color combinations, so I was hesitant about posting any of my steampunk drawings and paintings. Still, I like this painting and how it turned out so I’m posting it. 🙂


While working on the first painting, I was watching season 3 of Sherlock so I got the idea to make the woman in the drawing look a little like Irene Adler. It does not look 100% like Irene in Sherlock, but that was never my intention so I’m ok with it.

You can see it on DeviantART here. You can also buy prints on Redbubble here and on Society6 here.

That about it! I’m not sure how many paintings I’ll do in the series, but eh. It’s a start. ^_^