The Purple Corset

Purple corset with black lace details

When I bought this gorgeous collar a few months ago, I quickly realized I had nothing to wear it with. I’ve documented my attempt to rectify that issue here. I was not happy with this crease on the waist. So I unpicked it and made the waist ever so slightly less angular on this seam. …

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A venture into bookbinding

Since I’ve been spending a lot of time at home I have also been watching a lot of youtube. And I stumbled across some cool bookbinding videos and thought I wanted to try it. I didn’t have any leather for carving and tooling, but that’s okay because I’ve never done leatherworking either and learning one …

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Automated pattern drafting

When I learned pattern drafting (drawing ‘templates’ for cutting/sewing garments) I quickly realized that it was just an algorithm for drawing a shape. You take the measurements of the person it’s supposed to fit. Then using those and some rules of thumb that are based on common sense and (I suppose) centuries of experience with …

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CTF challenges.

I know that I normally write stuff about making things, but today I want to talk about breaking (or cracking) things and hopefully inspire you to do the same while you have some time during the holidays. For those of you who are not familiar: CTF stands for Capture The Flag and in this context …

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Shiny Shirt

Shiny Shirt

Ever since I found out about wearable Arduinos like the Lilypad and Flora, I knew I had to make _something_. I went around the internet and saw tutorials for all kinds of blinky LED things like tiaras, cyborg style face jewelery, and light-up skirts. So after some brainstorming the idea is to make a motion-sensitive …

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Utopia Project – Minecraft village mechanics (1.13)

Tinkering with various minecraft village concepts. Part one: the idea. Part 2: The Execution So, the end result of the minecraft village tech is ready. The good news is it looks pretty good. The bad news is that release 1.14 is on the horizon, and it will break all this stuff.