Sunday, April 29, 2018

Seipei Kata

I was just taught the beginning of this Kata. It is hard to learn this one because it is so different than the others. I have been learning a lot of different Kata's and polishing up on others. I need to practice more and that is the key to learning them.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

How to Make a Yoshi Costume

I made this in 2006 so I can't remember complete details but I will try to explain how I did this one.
Fleece fabric in green, red and white
Paper bag to draw your pattern for spikes
costume pattern for body(check out simplicity has they have the most options)

This pattern I did was my first whole body costume alteration. I have done Teletubbies, Monkeys, and a Flower. Even though I did those I never did an alteration to a costume. So I had to figure this one out. So I kept a picture of Yoshi.

Using a pattern like these below

 Costume pattern comes with spat and gloves.

As you can see the patterns are better now and you could alter one of these for it especially the dinosaur one for spikes. You could also alter the front for Yoshi's face which I chose face paint instead.
My pattern included gloves which the first pattern Simplicity 2855 has. I also think that it is the pattern I used.
My spikes were hand drawn on a paper bag cut out in red fleece.
I then filled up with stuffing and sewn on the back. Same way was done for the shell on the back.
               You could also purchase this pattern from Burda(e-pattern only)for a turtle costume for the back of Yoshi.
You could purchase it here

Sorry I can't  better explained but its been 12 years since that costume and that child is now a grown man of 20. Sigh, I miss them being small at times.

Here are some other's Yoshi tutorials
Schwin & Schwin 

Coolest Home Made Costumes
Yes, this one is Epic. Fantastic. Wow.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Wearing History Patterns

This a line of patterns that are from the 1800's to 1950's. They are available in paper(not all of them)or printable form(e-patterns). Nice patterns and they have tutorials to help with making these outfits.
The owner, Lauren, has a blog
here, that gives information about the patterns and tutorials.
Wearing History Patterns available here

Friday, April 13, 2018

Chinte Kata

I just learned this Kata a couple of months ago. I like this one. It isn't as confusing as some others.
I like putting these videos up so I can find them easily for practice.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Seam Fix-Seam Ripper

This looks like a nice way of taking out seams. I checked out these videos to see how to use it. I probably will buy one in the future.

They are sold everywhere - sewing notions are sold. I would purchase it at Joann Fabrics with a coupon.