I have a question! I wanted to see if I could make a fun sexy bra, and I don't really know where to start but I was wondering if you maybe had any kind of advice? I've been googling around and all but I figured maybe it'd be a good idea to ask a friend who knows some things. Also, sorry about asking this on Tumblr but I figured it'd be less likely to get lost here than in the unfathomable quagmire of Facebook's message system.
I have not really made a bra from scratch yet. I’ve made a sort of cupped top, after dismantling an old one and replicating it, but that’s as far as I’ve gone in bra making. Otherwise, I get cheap, plain lingerie, usually from Burlington Coat Factory (not kidding) and decorate it. Sometimes with hot glue, but I prefer to sew things on because it’s way sturdier. E6000 is a super glue that sticks things together forever and works well but don’t breathe that stuff in!
My biggest advice when customizing a bra is to remember about stretch. Some parts of the bra stretch and others don’t, and the parts that stretch, you want to keep stretchy. Sewing some non-stretchable trim to a stretchy part will take away the stretchy.
Other than that, go crazy with fringe, sequins, gemstones, lace, buttons. Basically cover yourself in tar, run through a JoAnn’s, and whatever sticks to you, stick it on your bra!
Have you heard of this Kickstarter for this beautiful erotic animation by Naked Love productions, "We got Lost"?? It reminded me of your and the other FF ladies' styles. :)
I got a new tattoo today, commemorating YU+ME for life on my skin. I planned to get this years ago when the comic ended, but I worried I would move on from this comic in short time and would find it silly later on. But after the kickstarter, I realized this story had more longevity than I thought, and it was a good time to finally do this. It’s about 2/3 done, but we ran out of time. I’ll finish it in the new year. Had it done where I always do, Mos Eisley’s in Grand Rapids.
(Bad quality cell phone photo makes the lines look wobbly but they aren’t.)
It’s finally time! The Erstwhile vol.2 kickstarter has launched. For those of you who are not familiar with my other work, Erstwhile is an anthology series adapting the lesser-known Grimm’s Fairy Tales into comic form. I collaborate with two other awesome female comic artists and we each take turns illustrating a story. This is a FULL COLOR HARDCOVER book and collects six complete tales.
Oooh I do love fairy tales!
What is your favorite musical instrument?
The bassoon, duh. Followed by the baritone saxophone. I like low instruments. They rattle my bones.