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help on patterns

Post by eboni ninja » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:16 pm

Hello everyone I'm a first time cosplayer and i need a little help with which i pattern to use for Rabi en Rose from Digi Charat. I'm not to sure which patterns to use for the dress and the white off the shoulder blouse. Any help would be greatly appreciated. ... 022_1_.jpg
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Post by Katasha » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:50 pm

I made this costume and I never used a pattern, I just made a bunch of rectangle's for the whole thing.

The shirt: I made mine with sleeves that wernt attached. I just took my bust and added 15" to it. Put a casing at the top and put an elastic on it. I did the same for the sleeves but only added 7" to the widest part of my sleeve. Just to add fullness.

The Skirt again, I made a rectangle the same length as my waist and I think I made mine 7" tall. And then just box pleated a long strip of the same fabric, again as a rectangle untill it went all the way over the bottem hem of the waist skirt. Then I added another box pleated ruffle thats longer under that one, and sewed them all onto the waist part. This whole costume really is a Rectangle.

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Post by mrs.tomoe » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:15 am

Simplicity 8851 or 3618 would be a good one, I think. (Same pattern with updated number.) It has the poofy blouse and a simple circle skirt. Easy enough to add the petticoat and other accessories. You can probably also find similar patterns in the other brands (McCall, Butterick, etc).

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Post by Andichan » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:45 am

If you look in the halloween section of the Simplicity pattern book, there is a series of like the "sexy witch" or "sexy little red riding hood." the pattern I have is Simplicity 4015, which should actually work well for what you are doing. Here's a link to the website so you can view it before you decide to use it or not:

(never buy them full price or even sale price. Joanne's has them on sale ALL THE TIME for like $2!)

You may have to modify it a bit, and add a longer skirt for the petticoat, but that's basically it! Plus, I find it's really helpful to use a pattern, especially as a beginner, because they COME WITH DIRECTIONS. (yay!)
Which, I personally, love directions.

Hope this is at all helpful! :D

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