So I have a response to the Butterfly Project. This is something that hit close to me as someone who was a self harming years back and even up until last year. I extended this simply from cutters because this goes for more than just those who break skin. I am currently 24 and have celebrated almost a year of any harm whatsoever. I took back my knives half a year ago when I finally felt strong enough to keep them in my presence. However I feel this project has hazards.
Because everyone has that one thing that drains their money. Mine is my sewing.
Custom pill box done for a friend as a gift. 2012
This was a kirtle that I created for myself. It is a comfortable and very relaxed garment that working women wore during many era. It’s simple to make and is made of a few metal bones and linen. Circa 2011
A bodice that was commissioned by a client in 2010. This was my first bodice or costume done 100% from scratch. Pattern was created by measurements only, and the color scheme was my own.
My first actual show piece, done in emerald green silk and black coutil shell. Metal bones hand cut by myself. Circa 2011. Right before I cut my hair, oh Gods the two tone look!
Second corset constructed by me, circa 2010. This one taught me that boobies will kill you if not given enough breathing room.
My very first corset, made from basic quilting cotton, and hand cut metal bones (by myself). Done in 2009
Costumes that I did for a theater in Wisconsin in 2008