If you’re visiting the site and notice some weird stuff going on, not to fear. I’m in the middle of upgrading my theme, and since I made several custom changes (which I really shouldn’t have done at the time), I’m going to have to adapt to the new code and fix things up to get them looking good again, so be patient, and it’ll be up and running properly soon.
That’s it. That’s it. I’m done. I’m finished. No more. It’s over. I am NOT going back on Facebook. Finished; over; kaput.
Why? Why am I posting this here and not on a personal blog? Well, besides having DELETED IT since I never used it anymore, this is also something that is quite relevant to my creative potential. I’m sorry to say that Facebook is the ultimate black hole when it comes to invigorating and inspiring and upholding my creative potential. All of my energy, my drive, my attention, and time, was being devoted to that thing. I have not been creating; I have been consuming; and let me tell you why: Because Facebook is designed solely to become as addictive as possible. It’s designed to replace this vast web of ours and suck it all up like a veritable straw from our milkshakes.
10-06-2015 EDIT: I’m glad I’m not the only one thinking this way.Read More»
So, I’ve been studying tailoring for going on 5 years now, and I’ve never yet hand-drafted a pattern using a pencil and paper. I figured that needed to change, and I set off to do this about two months ago. In order to draft, I required a drafting square. Once again, being low on money and believing in making things myself influenced me to create my own drafting square. So, of course, I overdid it, and not only did I make a square, but I made an overall accurate reproduction of a vintage 1907 tailor’s square, originally put out by Lufkin Rule Company.
Once I had some working prototypes I went on to actually try my hand at drafting for the first time, and of course I picked a Prince Albert Frock Coat. Why not? ;D Continue reading if you care for the details and a video!Read More»
I’ve made a 1:1 scale template for creating a tailor’s square, otherwise known as a Tailor’s L-Rule. The template was based off of Fredrick Croonborg’s page illustration from the 1907 Supreme System by Fredrick Croonborg. With this, anyone can now download the PDF or layered Adobe Illustrator file and create an accurate reproduction of the classic imperial unit tailor’s square. The Adobe Illustrator file comes with two artboards: One which is a composite template of the entire square, in layers, and the second contains separate pieces for the event in which someone might want to fabricate a reproduction in wood, brass, or any other material they wish. I’m personally going to take these templates over to my local makerspace and use the laser cutter to etch a couple of these out of plexiglass or wood with a brass brace!Read More»
I’ve changed my Patreon to a monthly campaign, and I’ve resorted my goals and rewards to reflect the new system. This allows for more flexible nature of content without worrying about what I should make a paid piece or when I should release them. The goals are now on a monthly basis, meaning they went up since I was originally basing my goals at an average of one piece of content per week. The rewards also have been adjusted, and I used the Fibonacci sequence to reflect the order of magnitude (yes I realize magnitude is done by powers to the decimal, but bare with me). The idea is, since every larger square encapsulates the rewards gained by the previous square, it would make sense. Yay math!
Additionally, for the upper rewards in the hundreds, I came up with something creative. I’ve always been trying to figure out a good way to make payment plans available for people wanting to commission me for clothing. Since paid commissions are so expensive, payments help out rather than paying a huge lump sum. So I added those, and to my astonishment the Fibonacci sequence also accurately reflected the amount needed for making such levels of clothing! This is due to amount of cloth/trimmings, and the extra work needed to make those garments. Again, yay math! The rewards are actually a discount compared to the prices I have on my Etsy page. This should really encourage people to become customers I’m hoping, and it’ll just lead to more content creation. More projects means more footage to make learning material!