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Making patterns from measurements.

Heather_Nappi | Posted in The Archives on

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I need help to make a pattern from mesurements given to me by a friend. I can’t use my friend as a model, because she lives out of town. She wants a costume for halloween made, but it is very difficult to make, because the pattern is out of stock or out of print. Can anyone help? The costume is made up of a body suit, pleated skirt and some other parts which I have no problem making. It’ll be a Sailor Neptune costume from the cartoon Sailor Moon, if that makes a differance.
Sincerely,
HNappi

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  1. mary_norman | | #1

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    I looked up sailor moon pics and think you should start by having your friend buy an inexpensive white leotard. It won't cost more than the fabric and a leotard pattern, and you don't need to worry about fitting her from out-of town. It's the least she can do since you are making everything else, and then you can devote more time to creating really great accessories. And it's not "cheating!"

    The skirt is easy because all you need to fit is the waist on a gathered/pleated skirt. Make a straight-across waistline all around (rather than coming down to a point in front, which can be tricky unless you've done it before). Then make a wide "belt" of white fabric that's straight across the top, but makes the V on the bottom at center front. sew it to the skirt or just wear it over the skirt to "fake" the look of the long, pointed white bodice.

    There are some great sites for making elaborate patterns for costumes (i just lost all my bookmarks or i'd name a few for you). type "halloween costumes" and do-it-yourself, or making, or sewing, and start browsing. good luck.

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