Today I started my Sailor Collar with the help of my sister Maru. When I attempted to draft my own collar pattern a few weeks ago it was an epic fail so Maru found a basic pattern and modified it to my specifications.
Left is a sketch of the original diagram and the right is the modified diagram.
I used newsprint paper for my pattern and followed along with the measurements specified in the diagram. A ruler is a must!
After I cut out the pattern Maru had me try it on for size. The neck hole was too small so she added an extra half inch to each side.
Modifying the pattern
We discovered that it still wasn’t laying right, so we rounded the back and added darts in the shoulders.
Pattern complete! Almost time to start cutting.
Marking placement for the pins
Totally stoked! It’s starting to look like something!
Sadly that was all I had time to work on today, but I’m so happy to have it started! 😀
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I know I’ve been skipping around with my cosplay but it will come together. Really. No foolin’. ^^;
The Lining Hem AKA The Long Awaited End of Phase 2!!! 😀 😀 😀
Sorry~ I only snapped two pictures because I didn’t want to draw out phase 2 any longer. ^^; As it was, the pinning took forever!!! >o< I had to roll up 7 inches of lining fabric to weight the hem, jabbed myself at least 3 times and when I started sewing, the needle snagged the fabric and had to be replaced.. T^T Thank goodness Maru and Nina were at hand to keep me on track!
Pinning up the Lining
The finished skirt!!!
Of course I had to try it on to see how it fit…
Let me just preface this with I rarely wear skirts or dresses. I think they’re pretty – but highly impractical and not worth the extra trouble. So when I tried on my finished skirt, I was downright embarrassed! I felt so exposed and that the hem would fly up at any moment!!! D: (how can girls stand to wear uniform skirts without shorts underneath???) In the middle of my embarrassment this panel from Girl Got Game vol. 10 came to mind…
XD Well said Aizawa, well said.
For it’s intended purpose, my skirt will suffice and when Youmacon rolls around I will be wearing shorts underneath so it won’t be that big of a deal. Besides… it’s blue, has pockets and I made it! Awesome!!! 😀
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P.S. Phase 3 is coming soon! Stay tuned! 😀
As I mentioned in my previous post I decided I want to dress up as my alter ego in a sailor fuku. So I went and picked up my supplies. 🙂
Royal blue poly/cotton fabric (bandanna)
Deep turquoise poly/cotton fabric (skirt & collar)
White lining fabric (skirt)
Thread to match blue fabrics
White twill tape for the lines on the collar
Elastic for the skirt
And pins to hold it all together. 🙂
Next step: Working on the skirt! Coming soon!