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17 Sep 2008 - 21:186241
Making waitcoat and pants (sowing novice)
I'm thinking of making the waitcoat and pants for my Edward Elric cosplay because I can never seem to find brown ones to buy and they never fit (since I have to buy mens and I'm a woman lol) Anyway I have a waistcoat already and pants (but the pants are alittle short length wise) I was wondering whether I can use these as a base for a pattern to cut out of some material then sow?

If you need reference I found a picture of me as Edward Elric (for once my hips don't look big, must have been the pose): http://media.photobucket.com/image/edward%20elric%20movie/simpage_uk01/Amecon/Amecon%202008/P100808_1257.jpg?o=13

And one of Edward Elric normally:
http://media.photobucket.com/image/edward%20elric%20movie/Lost_Kadaj/May%202007/FMA3_ConquererofShambala3.jpg?o=29

Sorry for the big question, I'm hoping to make this better for Kitacon


17 Sep 2008 - 22:196243
Quote Littlegeeky:
I'm thinking of making the waitcoat and pants for my Edward Elric cosplay because I can never seem to find brown ones to buy and they never fit (since I have to buy mens and I'm a woman lol) Anyway I have a waistcoat already and pants (but the pants are alittle short length wise) I was wondering whether I can use these as a base for a pattern to cut out of some material then sow?

If you need reference I found a picture of me as Edward Elric (for once my hips don't look big, must have been the pose): http://media.photobucket.com/image/edward%20elric%20movie/simpage_uk01/Amecon/Amecon%202008/P100808_1257.jpg?o=13

And one of Edward Elric normally:
http://media.photobucket.com/image/edward%20elric%20movie/Lost_Kadaj/May%202007/FMA3_ConquererofShambala3.jpg?o=29

Sorry for the big question, I'm hoping to make this better for Kitacon


This is the only way I make clothes! I always trace over something I already own that's similar to what I wanna make. The only bit that will be difficult will be the fly zipper part. It gets me every time. You'll have to look up how to sew a fly zipper on google. Theres a particular order you need to sew it in. If you're struggling I have a pattern for a 3 piece suit that Amy_Lou helped me out with, so I can help you with it, just PM me if you're stuck!


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17 Sep 2008 - 23:216246
Oh wow thankyou, I'll remember for when I'm making it I hope I can make it okay, I'm pretty hopeless on a sowing machine... they HATE me!


17 Sep 2008 - 23:376248
sewing machines are easy... its as simple as "put it in, press the peddle, keep it accurate"

the hard part is knowing were exactly to put the semes (cant spell) and such lol...

anyways never even heard of that charictor but looks pretty cool, message me with movie/anime name ^^


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18 Sep 2008 - 23:126305
Quote SeiferAlmasy:
sewing machines are easy... its as simple as "put it in, press the peddle, keep it accurate"

the hard part is knowing were exactly to put the semes (cant spell) and such lol...

anyways never even heard of that charictor but looks pretty cool, message me with movie/anime name ^^


Well show-off, get making your own stuff then! I've seen your Auron post! Hahaha

For punishment you must watch and read ALL of Fullmetal Alchemist including that which has not been written yet!


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Last edited by Georgi (18 Sep 2008 - 23:13)
18 Sep 2008 - 23:496308
lol im not a show off xD

im jsut saying, sewing machines are hard.... only reason realy why i dont make outfits is 2 thigns...

1 i allways seem to messup somewhere (add + adhd dont help there)
2 costs a tonn to make a costume (at least from prices ive seen it does)

but yea i am working on sepheroths outfit, i figure thats a good place to start seein as tho mostly its jsut a coat


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19 Sep 2008 - 00:396309
EEEeeeeh depending on where you look and what you buy it actually sometimes turns out to be cheaper to make outfits from scratch rather than putting them together from bought stuff ^^.

And this is coming from someone who's tried all ends of the spectrum, buying, adapting, making. So yeah, I definately recommend trying out to make something, even if the sewing machine hates you, you can only get better by practice! *learnt that the hard way*

And again, what's already been said, simply trace over things you've already got, that's the best thing to do, cheap and easy, and you know its gonna fit you because you've already got it!


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19 Sep 2008 - 07:316311
If at all possible, I'd take the waistcoat and trousers apart before using them as a pattern.This will not only make your life easier, as the peices will lie flat, you will be able to see better hwo something is made by taking it apart (ie where to start.)

Of courrse, this either reuires you not wanting to wear the clothes agaihn, or being comfortable to sew them bck together again.


19 Sep 2008 - 13:496322
it can be ahrd to sew them back together again...

a LOT of cloaths nowadays have those stitching things that goes jsut over the edge of the seam inside....

if that made any sence xD


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19 Sep 2008 - 13:546323
The stitching that goes over the edge is called overlocking, and yes bought clothes are almost always stiched like this. It is possible to put items back together, but it is best to make patterns out of clothes you no longer wish to wear.


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