Earlier today my friend Kaitlen sent me a link to a dress that she was confident I would love...and she was right.
Erin who blogs about her sewing projects on A Dress a Day just put up this amazing and adorable gaming themed dress. How adorable is it? I love the 50s cut of the dress and the simple yet beautiful Tetris pattern. This is certainly not Erin's first geeky chic masterpiece, many of you will remember her adorable Darth Vader Dress.
For a while now Ive been wanting to make a Tetris scarf but have been too lazy to chart up a pattern and also have been stumped on how to make it look good from the front and back since Intarnsia knitting looks a mess from behind. Low and behold, someone on Craftster solved the problem with a simple solution....making it double sided.
I love that it just looks like a mosaic pattern at first glance but then you recognize the shapes and instantly know what the scarf is. Truly chic and geek ;)
The woman made the pattern and had her mom knit it up and unfortunately she doesnt seem to have posted the pattern, but another poster linked to a Tetris chart for making a baby blanket that you could easily adapt into a scarf. You can download that here.
Here you can see how wide the scarf is before its doubled over. A great way to make the scarf visually appealing from all sides!
My good friend Jenn posted up an amazing find on her blog today.
Birdo Cross-Stitch WTF
First of all someone cross-stitched Birdo...thats weird enough as it is. Secondly, they put WTF on there which ads to the overall oddly awesomeness of this piece. Its also frighteningly well done, my grandma would be impressed.
Oh and Jenn wrote a haiku to go along with it...
Put a ring on it
I guess Ive just got knitting on the brain today because I just stumbled across this...
Super Mario Felted Bag
This super cute bag is fairly basic as long as you have a good grasp of Intarsia and Fair-Isle knitting. The pattern is very well laid out and lets you know exactly what you need to do every step of the way. To make this bag yourself click here. This bag is perfect for toting around your Wii...or your DS and wallet and other things that live in a purse ;)
Im definitely adding this to my ever growing list of knitting projects.
I usually don't blog about clothing and fashion (even though thats my biggest passion next to domestic geekery) unless it has some sort of DIY domestic tie in. But I just cant not blog about these amazing handmade geek corsets for sale by one super talented seller on Etsy called The Vintage Doctor.
All the items are hand made from vintage fabric and fully boned, custom made for your order. The corsets cost around $130 and the dress retails at $175. Its a bit pricey for a corset, but I am seriously considering the Mario or Batman one because they are just beyond cute and geeky.
[link via Tokyo Mango]