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01 May 2009 - 23:0513762
Frilly shirt help for a n00b
Hi there!
Im new to all this cosplaying stuff but after going to the London expo convention thing i really want to cosplay!!
The next one i can go to is in October (so i have lots of time to get prepared!)
I have decided to go as Road from D.Gray-man! i have most of her costume apart from the face paint and (my big problem) her shirt... its really pretty and would be obvious if i just went and bought a bog standard shirt, i would really like to make it myself but i don’t have a sewing machine or have any experience in using one
Really want to be able to make this my self, has any one got any tips or tutorials!
Sorry for be a total noob p:

video of her: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2eCuG8zc84&feature=PlayList&p=FE56E063D9D14715&index=0&playnext=1

p.s. my sister is going as the guy next to road in the video funny coz we are the same height lol

my dp is me dressed as a future sailor at the mighty boosh festval on the 5th of july
04 May 2009 - 09:1813846
I think you should be able to find a shirt to modify without too much trouble. You'll want one that's fitted, but quite long. If you are having trouble finding one that is both, then it's probably better getting a longer one and taking in the side seams a bit.

Cut the triangle shapes in the bottom and sleeves, adn if you use wonderwebbing, it doesn't matter that you don't have a sewing machine. My sainsburies sells wonderwebbing, so you shouldn't have any trouble getting hold of it.

For the frilly bit, I'd say you're probably best getting some lace if you don't have a sewing machine. A good guideline is to get about 3 times the length of the fabric you are attaching it two, and when you lay it down, pleat it so it gets some shape. You do this by lying down a stretch, then folding the lace back over itself, then go fowards again. Hope that makes sense!

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