Behind-the-scenes of my latest DIY

Laying out and (hair) pinning my template dress

Georgina doing all the work

cutting with plenty of wiggle room

basting with a thread color I can see

taking a nap after all that hard work.


FKA twigs got copied by John Legend's people.

Let’s play a game! It’s called, Guess which stills are from FKA twigs music video “How’s That,” out since the beginning of May, by Jesse Kanda, and which are from the video for John Legend’s new single “Made To Love,” published August 1.

(x-posted to my tumblr blog)


DIY: Mesh Chainmail dress, shopwasteland.com's "Chloe"

So I saw this dress from Wasteland clothing and I said, dayumn I like that dress. 
But then I looked at how much it cost.

I do not believe in that dress for $135.

So I made one myself.

For $13.

(Well, I don't know how much my labor cost me; I already have sort of a lot of free time, and I never sleep until 4 a.m. anyway, so let's just say it cost me one needle-shoved-up-my-fingernail. Yeah, Chinese torture happened in the making of this dress. I don't have a sewing machine, so I hand-stitched this motherfabric. Bro you don't even know.)


I even did her awkward little poses. I had a beer first.

I admit this one was the hardest ...

Fabric: Fulton Fabric, 398 Bridge St  Brooklyn, NY
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Lita Spike
Jewelry: pendant by my father!
Hair: I grew it, that's what it does

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