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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - Uniform Jacket tutorial PT 1 →

loweryourpresserfoot:

Hi guys! So I know that I was planning on doing a) circle skirts and b) petticoats before anything else, but due to Animethon’s rapid approach and redeadlauren being my long-distance cosplay partner, I’m going to post this.This tutorial will get you to the point that you can have your fabric cut…

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loweryourpresserfoot:

nicoleohdeon:

Sleeves, Necklines, Collars, and Dress Types

AHHHH USEFUL

(Knowledge)

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Basic Circle Skirt with Zipper Closure and Finished Waistband →

ignotae:

WARNING: SUPER IMAGE HEAVY!

Hey ya’ll! I’ve made another tutorial! This one will teach you how to make a BASIC CIRCLE SKIRT with WAISTBAND AND ZIPPER. I consider this to be a BEGINNER to INTERMEDIATE level project!

The first part of the tutorial is based off of Taeliac’s…

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Making a ruffly [cupcake shaped] petticoat + skirt →

doxiequeen1:

Circle skirt tutorialRuffle/Gathering Tutorial & Info

^important stuff

[almost] finished project! image

-This will not work with very flimsy materials (such as chiffon, jersey, costume satin etc.) you need fabric with at least some natural stiffness

-These get…

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nekonamicosplay:

Harley Quinn Arkham Asylum Skirt - Pleating

Secretlifeofabionerd has a super helpful tutorial on how to make box pleats, which is very similar to what I did here.  

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ignotae:

Time for a book recommendation for all you cosplayers/hobby sewers out there! Disclaimer: Sorry for the crappy photo quality but hopefully you get the idea.

This is a pretty awesome book called Handsewn: The Essential Techniques for Tailoring and Embellishment.It’s written by Margaret Rowan, and retails for about $30 CAD. Overall, it’s pretty great!

There’s more of a focus on embroidery and decorative stitches, but it does include a number of useful hand-stitches for tailoring or hemming, cross stitch, various closures (including buttons, button holes, hooks and eyes) and more. Also, the first chapter is dedicated to things like: Selecting thread / needles / fabric; preparing fabric for embroidery or other embellishment techniques; basic sewing tenants (reading patterns, taking measurements, etc); and some mild troubleshooting (fixing errors with stitches, taking out stitches, etc).

While another book would probably be more useful, for instance, with regards to tailoring and/or practical hand sewing techniques, this one is really comprehensive! It also has great visual demonstrations of how to make each stitch step-by-step, as shown in the crappy webcam pictures above. If you can’t or don’t want to buy it, your local library should hopefully have access to it : )

Check it out!

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thegreendeceiver:

So if you’re anything like me, you spend more time looking at sewing tutorials than doing actual tutorials, and it’s led to quite a backlog of bookmarked how-tos. Figured I’d compile some of them together, see if anyone can get some use out of them! And…yes, this is only part one. I’ve got another one on the way (this is just how much of a packrat I am).

Italicized links are projects that use a yard or less; Starred links are really simple projects, good for beginners.

Dresses, and Bottoms
Circle Skirt****
Convertible Dress To Skirt
Front Bow Maxi Dress
Burlesque Bustle Skirt
Basic Gathered Tulle Petticoat****
Bloomers****
Wrap Dress
Pinwheel Skirt
Bubble Skirt
Tops
Pantsuit Vest
Lace Neckline Shirt
Wool Winter Coat
Bow Tank Top****
Draped Shawl Cardigan 
Square Wool Coat
Drafting a Hoodie Pattern
Accessories
Socks/Stockings
Mittens**** 
Ruffled Flower Headband****
Gathered Panel Scarf****
Bow Headband****
Felt Slippers****
Sweater Spats****
Simple Fleece Spats****
Vintage Style Apron
Ruffled Trim Apron
Bags and Purses
Basic Zippered Pouch****
Pear Shaped Coin Purse
Heart-shaped Pouch
Piano Tote Bag****
Bow Clutch 
Mini Tissue Holder****
Travel Bag
Messenger Bag
Triple Zippered Messenger Bag
Plushies and Toys
Sequined Octopus
Tiny Fawn
Itty Bitty Bunny
Tiny Hedgehog****
Simple Dragon
Complex Dragon
Beanbag Dragon
Toothless Plushie
Cosplay Specific
Swim-able Mermaid Tail (!!!)
Sylladex Messanger Bag
Sailor Senshi Breastplate
Armsock Made From Tights
Madoka Magica Petticoat
Katniss Sweater Cowl
Adventure Time Finn Hat
KH Sora’s Shoes
General Sewing Tips and Tricks
Super Sharp Pleats
Tracing and Sewing Darts
Making Puffed Sleeves
Scalloped Hem Tutorial
Blind Hem Stitch
Invisible Closing Stitches
Adding Pockets to Skirts and Pants
Satin Stitch Applique Tutorial
Making And Using Piping
Built In Bras 

thegreendeceiver:

So if you’re anything like me, you spend more time looking at sewing tutorials than doing actual tutorials, and it’s led to quite a backlog of bookmarked how-tos. Figured I’d compile some of them together, see if anyone can get some use out of them! And…yes, this is only part one. I’ve got another one on the way (this is just how much of a packrat I am).

Italicized links are projects that use a yard or less; Starred links are really simple projects, good for beginners.

Dresses, and Bottoms

Tops

Accessories

Bags and Purses

Plushies and Toys

Cosplay Specific

General Sewing Tips and Tricks

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