Cosplay Plans: Phase 4 Part 1

Sailor Collar

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. 

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Left is a sketch of the original diagram and the right is the modified diagram.

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I used newsprint paper for my pattern and followed along with the measurements specified in the diagram. A ruler is a must!

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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.

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Modifying the pattern

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We discovered that it still wasn’t laying right, so we rounded the back and added darts in the shoulders.

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Pattern complete! Almost time to start cutting.

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Marking placement for the pins

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Snip snip!

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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! 😀

Thanks for reading!

-Anna ♥

Cosplay Progress
I know I’ve been skipping around with my cosplay but it will come together. Really. No foolin’. ^^;

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Cosplay Plans: Phase 2 Part 5

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!

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Pinning up the Lining

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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…

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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!!! 😀

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

P.S. Phase 3 is coming soon! Stay tuned! 😀

Cosplay Plans: Phase 1

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. 🙂

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!