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 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!