It appears you don't have PDF support in this web browser. Download PDF
This is my first tutorial, but if it goes over well I might put together more so let me know if there's anything else you'd like to see from me!
Click download to view the complete tutorial in pdf form, or you can download it directly from my website.
I hope you enjoy, feel free to comment or message me with further questions!
Edit: I noticed the new PDF reader on DA is a little wonky ... I did update the fonts in the pdf so they look a little nicer than they did before, but this pdf looks best if you download it and read it in adobe reader/acrobat.
sparklepipsi.com | facebook
Daily DeviationGiven 2013-04-22
I just had a question, and this is mostly for my own curiosity. When pleating the skirt, why do the pleats need to be different lengths at the top and bottom? Is there a specific reason they are not just straight pleats? Again, thank you so much for taking the time to do this!!
Like.. if you paint the inside, what would you use for backing?
By how many inches did you alter the top pattern?
And how far in did you go exactly for the collar?
Again thank you so much. I have been wanting to cosplay for a long time and this tutorial is a lifesaver.
I look forward to more tutorials that you come out with in the future!
You also mention a "pocket style hem". What does this mean?
If you want to see what a "normal" skirt using this method looks like, I also used this pattern for my Love Live skirt tutorial! sparklepipsi.deviantart.com/ar…
For the basic materials covered in this tutorial, it'll probably run you between between $35-50 in fabric costs, plus the skating pattern ... let's break this down to get a ballpark idea:
Poplin - $13.50 (4.5yards)
Lycra - $15 (1.5 yard)
Decorbond Interfacing - $2.50 (.5 yard)
Fleece - $4 (.5 yard)
Batting / Stuffing - $10 (for a bag)
Ribbon - $3 (spool)
Total = $48
If you need a copy of the skating pattern that could range from $5 - 15 dollars too ~
These are based on prices of stuff in my local area, so it could vary ... plus coupons can help a lot!! Especially at places like Joann's Fabrics ... I always say if you go in without a coupon, you're doing it wrong xD;; They expect coupon-clipping grandmas to be buying all their things so they overprice on purpose. Hunt down coupons online and BEAT THE SYSTEM.
If you're planning on buying shoes and/or a wig that can add to the price too, so keep that in mind as well~!
I hope that helps <3!
You'll definitely want to leave the staystitch in the pleats, it'll hold them in place as you sew them to your leotard~!