6th January 2014: Good beginnings Made a fine start on this yesterday (determined to not leave everything to the last minute).
All the fabric for this cosplay is lycra (of some sort) because I thought stretchy stuff would be easiest. I mean, I need to match the leggings with everything else, and they're much easier to make with stretch.
Anyway, I started by throwing some steel grey (perfect colour imo) lycra over my mannequin and pinning the sides. Gave me a lovely base for the top, as you can see in the wonderful photo. After a bit of a faff with choosing a zip, I drew a line down the centre of the bodice (can I call it that?). I carefully cut part of this to give me a rough neckline. Pinned it all to shape and then cut out some yellow lycra to match the curve.
Zip was then pinned and sewn in, leaving me to finish off sewing the rest of the yellow part down.
Also got started with the leggings. Cut 2 rectangles each of grey and brown, sewed them up (with a shiny strechy stitch!) then carefully top-stitched white bias binding on the top. Suddenly discovered that she has silly red triangles on her leggings, but that's fine, I need to pin the leggings to size, then I can put the triangles on, sew it up and done =]