Neurotic Owl

flying through clouds of uncertainty on wings of existential dread

Weekly thingy and some damn lazy sewing.

Hello, my squidgy gummy cola bottles!  So you’ve already seen the blouse I made with the leftovers of this fabric, now behold the dress for which I actually bought it!

SO LAZY, I am.  So look, I figured from the start that that was too much print to be the whole dress, plus $$$$, so I planned to buy a coordinating knit and make a simple unstructured summery top with a pleated drop waist skirt.  THEN I realized that buying knit to make essentially a tank top is one option, and the other option is just to buy a damn tank top.  So I did that.  Also, I decided that pleating that print wouldn’t show it off well enough, so 3/4 circle skirt!  And finally, after the skirt was on, the bust darts were in, and the whole thing was hemmed, I realized that I always think I’ll like unstructured and actually on me it looks turrible, so time for an elastic casing.  Basically it looks a lot like I’m wearing a top and skirt, but the skirt doesn’t sag down in front and I don’t have to worry about finding two matching items of clean clothing, and also it’s breezy as shit.

And look!  Pockets!  (Well, pocket, but I swear there’s a matching one on the other side.  I have not yet mastered levitating my phone with my mind.)


Places to buy stuff!

  • TEEPUBLIC: mostly t-shirts, a few other products.  Watch for sales, when shirts drop from $20 to $14!
  • REDBUBBLE: Just, I don’t know, a ton of different stuff.  T-shirts are more expensive than Teepublic, but there are a lot more options.
  • AMAZON: 2 colouring books, and now, a nearly-complete cartoon collection!  (Till I draw more.)

The Neurotic Owl Compendium: still flying through clouds of uncertainty on wings of existential dreadGeeky Gals Coloring BookDaydreams & Whimsies: A Most Fantastical Coloring Book

  • ETSY: beaded jewelry, bags of creepy tiny dolls, and The Neurotic Owl Tarot

Did I miss something?  I think that’s everything.


What’s making me happy this week:

  • It was a nice quiet week at work with only two other people, both of whom are quiet and low key, and THAT’S ALL I CAN SAY ABOUT THAT.
  • This judgey mofo right here.Young lady, we need to talk about what’s in your nightstand drawers SHUT UP MOOCH I PAY EXTRA RENT FOR YOU.

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