It saddens me to see girls proudly declaring they’re not like other girls – especially when it’s 41,000 girls saying it in a chorus, never recognizing the contradiction. It’s taking a form of contempt for women – even a hatred for women – and internalizing it by saying, Yes, those girls are awful, but I’m special, I’m not like that, instead of stepping back and saying, This is a lie.
The real meaning of “I’m not like the other girls” is, I think, “I’m not the media’s image of what girls should be.” Well, very, very few of us are. Pop culture wants to tell us that we’re all shallow, backstabbing, appearance-obsessed shopaholics without a thought in our heads beyond cute boys and cuter handbags. It’s a lie – a flat-out lie – and we need to recognize it and say so instead of accepting that judgment as true for other girls, but not for you.
I levelled up in sewing by getting a zipper foot.
women’s band merch disappoints me to no end
It’s the reason I own a sewing machine!
Ho ho, see what I did there.
I had a vague plan for a while to make a fur lined hoodie for winter wear featuring an appropriately grim and frostbitten band. As the wonderful Solstafir are from the snowy climes of Iceland (and happen to be fucking awesome) I chose them. Here is the result.
As much as I usually enjoy feminine elements used with metal clothing, this is what Tyra Banks would call a hot mess…
I found some links/tutorials that can help more than me:
80’s Boxy T-Shirt (gosh i have to try this out. This one also has instructions in Finnish for all the finn-fans and Finnish speakers)
Boy’s Shirt To Girl’s Shirt (this one gives you instructions for the sleeves if you’re up to that…
People often ask me about ideas for modding men’s t shirts. I have my own specific method but here are a few others.