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Sewing patterns

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 9:10 am
by Hitomi-chan
How would you go about making your own sewing patterns?

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 1:54 pm
by +Kohyoh+
sketch out the costume and find pics of different views...
and use whatever you can find to help you ^.~


Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 4:07 pm
by Hitomi-chan
Thank you again!

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 5:36 pm
by +Kohyoh+
welcomes ^.^

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 5:49 pm
by Hemuloki-sama
For making your own patterns, you can also get clothes that look like the outfit's top and use that as a pattern. Just make sure you leave yourself tons of seam room.


Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:13 am
by Hitomi-chan
ok ^-^

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 3:03 am
by Hemuloki-sama
Yea, but as I said, leave yourself room for the seams and don't forget to compensate for space if the clothes are stretchy.

For my Dita jacket, I had to use a weird stetchy black hooded dress thingy but I forgot to add in the extra space and ended up wasting about three yards of uber expensive fabric. Oh well...

*goes back to embroidering her Legolas jacket, knowing she needs to get up for school in two hours.*

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 6:44 am
by +Kohyoh+
gah! sama! you just reminded me... is there a embroidry machine that i can buy?... or is it done by hand?... i need embroidry done on my myoubi costume T.T

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 8:22 am
by blue_eyed_fairy
you can buy machines that have a progrme that will embroider, but they cost sooooooooooooooooo much! if you do a lot of complicated embroidry then it might be worth it.

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 12:34 pm
by Hemuloki-sama
Bah! I never wanted to spend that much money on an embroidery machine (even though I do it on most of my costumes) so I just do it by hand. I would suggest buying a machine if you don't have all the time in the world as embroidering is horribly time consuming even if what you're doing is simple!

But believe it or not, I like embroidering and prefer to do it by hand. Gives me a better sense of satisfaction too, knowing that I just spent over 3 months on this one design.

But I think for some of Miyoubi's costumes that the details really are too small to do with a machine....but I've never used one so I really wouldn't know.

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 6:26 pm
by +Kohyoh+
thanks ^.^ .... the costume i picked for myoubi only has about eight inches all together of embroidry...
i can't wait til summer ^.^

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 4:49 pm
by Hemuloki-sama
Yea, sometimes even with the machine, you just wanna do it yourself.

Where ya going?

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 5:09 pm
by +Kohyoh+
lol... i just found out for sure that me and my mom are going to be about an hour drive from A-KON this summer! so i'm hope'n for at least one day of A-KON... if not i'm off to coastcon in mississippi or persacon in alabama...

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 7:24 pm
by Hemuloki-sama
A-kon is definitely a two day con! Most of the big names in cosplay go there with totally awesome costumes but they wear them on Saturday, the night of the Masquerade!

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 6:53 am
by +Kohyoh+
hai... i hope to see cherry there!
she's so nice!