Mythological Pinup series by Stacey Robson
This is all I’ve ever wanted in life.
23 year old Female from Australia.
I have a problem with my fandoms.
Elbow roll making time!
You will need:
1. Adequate fabric. We did ours out of peau de soie to match our skirts, but spandex looks much smoother. (See my Sailor Supergirl gloves for example.)
2. Quilt batting.
3. Standard sewing tools.
4. Very useful: forceps. If you’ve never seen these, they’re essentially round/soft ended pliers that can grip fabric without damaging it. Mine are medical forceps because if it’s good enough for flesh, it’s good enough for fabric.
What we are doing:
We are making arm “rolls” with a flat back so they can rest against your arm without warping the rolls too much. If you look at it from the side, it should look like a B instead of an 8. Does that make sense? An “8” shape ends up looking less rounded in the end. The last image in this set demonstrates the difference. Of course, B shapes take a bit more work, but it looks nicer.
First measure your forearm. Pick a measurement that allows you to bend your arm adequately by letting the tape measure a little slack. This is “X”. We are going to add 2 inches to account for the roll’s girth, and then seam allowance. (You will be sewing the vertical seam closed by hand, so whatever is comfortable to you works best.)
So your pattern piece will be a rectangle: (X” + 2” + seam allowance) x 8”
Cut out your piece. Flip it over to the back side of the fabric. Mark along the 8” side where you’re going to be folding it over the different sections. It should go something like:
The 0.5 sections line up as your seam allowance where the roll attaches to the glove. The 1.5 sections each correspond with a 0.75 section as the “arcs” over.
Pin ‘em all up and then top-stitch your lines in.
Stuff with rolls of quilt batting! We cut our batting to be something like 5” x arm measurement so they are sliiiightly shorter than the rolls. Then we rolled them up into logs and used the forceps to pull them smoothly into the channels. This is massively easier than trying to sew it with the batting already in it.
Hand sew into rings to fit around your arm.
Tada! Go champion peace, love and justice!
The Underwater Art of Competitive Aquascaping
The world of competitive aquarium design, or aquascaping, is just as difficult, expensive, and cutthroat as any other sport but requires expertise in many different fields to guarantee success. Aquarium designers possess large amounts of expertise in biology, design, photography, and excel in the art of patience, as individual aquascapes can take months if not years to fully mature into a completed landscape.