No guys you get me wrong I KNOW there are songs that say you only live once but like you should actually say “YOLO” and maybe swag too
Calling any followers in death metal bands.
One of you should really make a song called “YOLO”.
Completely ironically of course.
You could probably tell from the months-long inactivity, but yeah, I’m taking a break from running this blog. No real reason, I’m just a huge bum. I’ll be back… Someday.
I’ll keep updating my personal blog though so if you wanna chat send me a private message.
To all those who have asked me for band suggestions, I recommend this site. It will do a far better job than I ever could.
Sounds like a rolicking New Years plan to me.
A happy belated New Years from Metal Problems Illustrated! I had actually planned to finish and publish this on New Years Eve, then I caught a horrible stomach flu/virus/biological atrocity the night before, so THAT didn’t go as planned.
What’s that? Where I have I been the last 4 months? Shhh, there is no need to be upset. Just believe me when I say I’ll
try tobe more regular in the new year, okay? I may change around the drawing style so that it doesn’t take me days at a time to draw a comic, and thus occasionally un-motivate me. I’m thinking of using less colors. Thoughts?
You’ve been shoving your beliefs down my throat lately, and yet you preach against shoving beliefs down people’s throats. We’re not the only ones with supposed “double standards.” Don’t generalize a community.
Shit, I will have to make a clarification:
I am not generalizing metalheads. I am not saying that all metalheads have double standarts. It is a hyperbole to illustrate my point.
And I am most certainly not shoving my beliefs down your throat. I am posting my beliefs on a blog. On my blog. I am not running to you, forcing you to share my opinion.
That will be the only response to this subject that I will post publicly. The rest will be answered only through private messages.
Anonymous asked: hey people who follow this blog follow it for METAL PROBLEMS not to see your ugly shit. unfollowed.
Hey guys, since I don’t want you to feel like guinea pigs, I tried out one of the tutorials I posted a few weeks ago! This one, to be exact.
This is actually the second one I make with this tutorial but it’s the first metal shirt one so it seemed relevant.
Now I will give you some tips:
- MAKE THE BOTTOM SHIRT BIGGER THAN YOU NEED. Tank tops are way more stretchy than usual cotton t-shirts. Right now I’m sitting in front of my laptop in this dress wondering how the fuck I’m gonna take it off.
- Use some sort of stretchy thread. I just ripped two centimeters just by sitting.
- LEAVE SEAM ALLOWANCE. I CAN’T STRESS THIS ENOUGH. You will need it. (If you don’t, seam allowance is leaving some extra fabric so you have enough space to sew. say you want it to be 30 inches around the waist, you cut it to make it 32 inches so you have enough space to sew correctly)
- I recommend using a machine to sew this because its much easier but I understand that not everyone has access to one.
- TRY IT OUT ON A TEST SHIRT FIRST. I bought a Sodom shirt especially to make this, then realized it would be best to do a test with one of my dad’s old tshirts. Indeed, the first one turned out a bit like shit. I was still to scared to use my Sodom shirt for this one so I used the old Rhapsody one you see.
Other than that, good luck crafting!!
and if you don’t like seeing this you can *gasp* scroll past it. hard, i know.
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 but I’m a lazy ass)
Reducing Large Shirts (the same method I explained, with pictures)
Off-shoulder Shirt From Men’s Tee (this one explains how to add your design to a plain black shirt too, but you can ommit that if you’re using a band shirt)
AND as a bonus: How to use a tank top and a shirt and make them into a dress. Oh shit I really need to try this out.
Anonymous asked: I love your blog :) I was wondering if you or anyone out there knows how to cut shirts that are for men? Because i have guy shirts that i want to cut but i don't wanna fuck up on them :/
I’m guessing that you’re a female with male shirts? If I’m not reading your question correctly please tell me.
METHOD A: To make a shirt fit you like a correctly-fitting female shirt:
For the sleeves: Cut as close to the seam as possible, to have a cleaner finish. It will roll up when you use it.
To make it fit you: Turn your shirt inside out and flatten it on a table. Place on top of it a shirt that fits you correcly, lining up the neck line and trace the outline with chalk and secure it with pins. If you have a sewing machine, sew along the line, then cut off the excess fabric. If you’re sewing by hand, cut off the excess fabric leaving a bit of space between the chalk line and the edge of the fabric, and sew.
When cutting and sewing, ALWAYS make it a bit bigger than you want it. You can shrink it more, but it’s harder to make it larger once you’ve cut too much.
For the neck: Cut off right next to the seam, just as with the sleeves. This is actually optional. Adding cleavage is hard because most band shirts have print all the way up to the neckline, so I do not recommend it.
METHOD B: To make a shirt look kinda loose and cool but not very practical for concerts:
For the sleeves: Leave them as they are.
For the body: Leave it as it is. If the band print ends up high on the shirt, you can cut off the bottom and make it a cropped top.
For the neck: Cut along the red line in this drawing (but try to make it more symetrical). Sorry it looks like shit, my mouse is not helping. After cutting, stretch the fabric out a bit by placing your hands on what’s left of the shoulders and pulling. BE CAREFUL NOT TO TEAR THE SHIRT.
This last method is cuter and I personally think looks awesome but it can be very impractical for concerts because you risk a boob-slip. (Unless you wear an undershirt or just don’t give a shit about boobslips)