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29 Aug 2012 - 16:3190142
First timer costume sewing, needing some help
So, I'm still pretty new to cosplay. I did like 3 cosplays now which were pretty basic, but I want to do one with more effort. So, I want to create this jacket

But I have no idea how I would make that, or even what fabric I should use. This will be pretty much my first thing I'll sew (I'll get help though), so it would be great if I knew what fabrics are hard to use and which are good..


29 Aug 2012 - 17:0090144
It looks pretty simple- maybe try a waistcoat pattern or sleeveless jacket and just lengthening it. Tbh you probably don't even need a pattern for something like that and could just trace the shapes around an existing garment. A cotton fabric should work and be easy to sew.


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30 Aug 2012 - 00:1090178
Yeah I agree with Carmina's post about not needing a pattern. You could get your fabric (Cotton Drill would be good as it's heavy weight so you can get away without lining it ) lay down on the fabric and get someone to draw a rectangle round you back. Using this square fold it in half and cut out two further rectangles that will be slightly wider than the half you had previously. Now sew the the two smaller panels to the large rectange making sure you don't sew the top edge completely because you will need space for your head to go Also when you sew the top edge if you angle is down slightly from the neck to sleeve it will sit nicer on your body. Also at this point edge all the remaining edges. You will need to add a fastening. I suggest either an open ended zip or hook and eye type. They both have the merits and disadvantages but you'll learn with time which you prefer. Either way it's very important to sew with both items matching on both sides so easier to sew closed. You could also use velcro but don't buy the stick on stuff because the glue never sticks properly and then is a pain in the bottom to sew by hand or machine because the glue gunks up. Now this is done you just need to add the white detailing. I would be tempted to do this with a matt ribbon or bia binding as you won't have to worry about sealing the edge and its already on strip.

Hope that helps and makes sense. If you need an further help just give us a shout


04 Sep 2012 - 10:1690454
Quote gaming_goddess:
Yeah I agree with Carmina's post about not needing a pattern. You could get your fabric (Cotton Drill would be good as it's heavy weight so you can get away without lining it ) lay down on the fabric and get someone to draw a rectangle round you back. Using this square fold it in half and cut out two further rectangles that will be slightly wider than the half you had previously. Now sew the the two smaller panels to the large rectange making sure you don't sew the top edge completely because you will need space for your head to go Also when you sew the top edge if you angle is down slightly from the neck to sleeve it will sit nicer on your body. Also at this point edge all the remaining edges. You will need to add a fastening. I suggest either an open ended zip or hook and eye type. They both have the merits and disadvantages but you'll learn with time which you prefer. Either way it's very important to sew with both items matching on both sides so easier to sew closed. You could also use velcro but don't buy the stick on stuff because the glue never sticks properly and then is a pain in the bottom to sew by hand or machine because the glue gunks up. Now this is done you just need to add the white detailing. I would be tempted to do this with a matt ribbon or bia binding as you won't have to worry about sealing the edge and its already on strip.

Hope that helps and makes sense. If you need an further help just give us a shout


Wow, I kind of lost it at the folding the square and cutting out two further rectangles. I can be pretty terrible at understanding plain text instructions..


05 Sep 2012 - 01:0690488
Sorry I have a bad habit of waffling. I've had a go at making a paint tutorial. So there's pictures this time round Feel free to PM if your still having difficulty with it and I will try and answer any questions you have



27 Sep 2012 - 19:4891748
That works great, and it's also coming along nicely!
Now I just have a little question regarding the collar.
It may not be the easiest to see, but the collar is kind of like....A tube or something?



It's a little bit easier to see in this one where he has a different coloured outfit, but with the same shapes in it



Anyways, how would I even make something like that?


30 Sep 2012 - 06:5391898
I don't know who (or what) that character is, but the neck 'tube' actually looks like a scarf.

If you want it 3D, I would probably say find one of those 'skinny' scarves in the right colour and stuff it. Then you could just sew the end up and attach it however you like.

I'm all about the cheating and finding things on eBay!


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