Finished* my “The Spine” vest today! I spent the last two days drafting a pattern, fine-tuning the pattern, painting the fabric, and constructing the final vest (with full lining and three fully-functional pockets!)
It should be fully reversible. Also this is the first time I’ve ever made anything with pockets, so I’m quite proud of myself.
*not actually finished. Still needs buttons and buttonholes.
EDIT: Also here’s the back. No vertebrae yet…

Finished* my “The Spine” vest today! I spent the last two days drafting a pattern, fine-tuning the pattern, painting the fabric, and constructing the final vest (with full lining and three fully-functional pockets!)

It should be fully reversible. Also this is the first time I’ve ever made anything with pockets, so I’m quite proud of myself.

*not actually finished. Still needs buttons and buttonholes.

EDIT: Also here’s the back. No vertebrae yet…

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(This first photo was taken for a family Christmas shoot. I felt weird when it was taken, but when I saw the photograph I knew I couldn’t stand to havethat represent who I am.)

Today, for third time this week, my mother told me she didn’t like my hair slicked back. Personally, I love it. It makes me feel cool and dapper, and in control. I didn’t even realize I didn’t like wearing dresses anymore until my mother asked me to put one on for family photos. It felt wrong. I’ve always thought that you should wear what’s comfortable, not necessarily what other people think you look best in. Even if you look back years later and think “wow that looks terrible” at least the photo is an accurate representation of who you are that moment in time. Isn’t that what photographs are for?

I don’t know what I should wear to my mother’s New Year celebration. I know what I want to wear: I want to wear my new collared shirt, my new bow tie, and my new suspenders. I want to slick my hair back. But a part of me does not want my mother’s neighbors to remember me as that one butch lesbian. The part of me wants to keep my hair down and wear the dress my mother likes, but that wouldn’t really be me. Part of me wants to be approved of at all costs. Another part, a larger part, perhaps, wants to meet my own standards for once instead of someone else’s.

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mvessick:

goodshipsappho:

ACC 6, Day 2

Swag…. Just. Swag.

I am in possession of all of the swag.

mvessick:

goodshipsappho:

ACC 6, Day 2

Swag…. Just. Swag.

I am in possession of all of the swag.

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goodshipsappho:

End of Day 1, Ancient City Con 6.
The crew would like to remind you that we have a facebook fan page now, so make sure to go like us on Facebook for our convention schedule, and other delightful tidbits!

Reblogging because vanity.
Sophie is all like “Whatever, peons. Do a little dance, why don’t you?” and Kaeden is all like “dafuq you looking at?
And Henrietta is all like “Guys? What’s that? That… that looks like a giant Kraken. What is it doing to that hotdog cart?”

goodshipsappho:

End of Day 1, Ancient City Con 6.

The crew would like to remind you that we have a facebook fan page now, so make sure to go like us on Facebook for our convention schedule, and other delightful tidbits!

Reblogging because vanity.

Sophie is all like “Whatever, peons. Do a little dance, why don’t you?” and Kaeden is all like “dafuq you looking at?

And Henrietta is all like “Guys? What’s that? That… that looks like a giant Kraken. What is it doing to that hotdog cart?”

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So my parents went out tonight, leaving me all along in the house. Instead of mindlessly surfing the internet like I usually do, I went a little crazy and sewed all of the things.

This is one of the things I sewed: breeches!

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So it’s not that I’m actually bored in such image posts as
What should I wear to Pride 2012. It’s just that I’m distracted by this [picture above] view out of my bedroom window.
…In looking through my tumblr tag #doesntafraid wears clothes in preparation for this post, I realized that in most of my fashion posts*, I’m actually doing this exact pose in a vain attempt to look aloof or something. Oops.
*examples here, here, here, here and here.

So it’s not that I’m actually bored in such image posts as

What should I wear to Pride 2012. It’s just that I’m distracted by this [picture above] view out of my bedroom window.

…In looking through my tumblr tag #doesntafraid wears clothes in preparation for this post, I realized that in most of my fashion posts*, I’m actually doing this exact pose in a vain attempt to look aloof or something. Oops.

*examples here, here, here, here and here.

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Going to my local Pride parade on Saturday, and I’m trying to construct an outfit with the best combination of awesome and lack-of-heatstroke.

The black tanktop is non-negotiable. It’s a sweat-wicking compression shirt, which is amazingly breathable and allows me to go braless.

Your opinions: I want them.

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