Okay that took forever, I’m sorry. Here’s the tutorial on how I made my Journey costume! I’ve included a photoset of the tutorial, and below are the links that will take you to the tutorial PDF and the pattern PDF (the first is primed for 8.5 x 11, the second is a 24 x 36 file, so happy print tiling!). For Illustrator-savvy folks, you can also dive into the pattern files and manipulate them yourselves.
Side note: I am not a professional seamstress/fashion designer, so I’m sorry if there’s inaccuracies or errors or dubious advice, it’s more of a step by step of how I did it with helpful patterns!
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Download link for tutorial and patterns: http://www.sendspace.com/file/hwifhi
Someone asked that this be rebloggable so HURR YOU GO
Patterns are really dumb in telling you to finish the body of an outfit, then finish the sleeve, then attach a circle to a circle. It’s possible to do, don’t get me wrong, but unless you have a lot of experience it’s sometimes very aggravating trying to evenly distribute the sleeve around the “hole” cut out for it and match up the seams under the armpit!
(Please note…some patterns, especially to achieve tailored looks, require you to do it the traditional way. Don’t use this method for fashion school assignments or super-complex garments as it will probably screw up the way it ends up fitting in the end. This is mostly for the use of cosplayers to make their job a little easier.)
SO THIS IS WHAT I DO.
PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE SOURCE OR REPOST, THANK YOU
This is a great tutorial; it’s how I always attach my sleeves! C: (and it’s actually a legit way to do it, it’s how we made our mens’ shirts in my fashion class, haha. As long as you finish it with a nice seam it’ll work!)
I always find sleeves the most troublesome thing to draft/modify, so this is awesome!
Is your blog ready for halloween? I found some cool halloween/fall patterns at colourlovers.com that tile nicely. Links to the specific patterns are in the captions.