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So much orange

Finally, progress photos with the real fabric!

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I bought Cotton Wale Pique for both the orange and white parts, which was a bit pricey but… I like how this fabric looks and feels XD;; To make the white stripes, I separated the pattern into orange and white pieces, and then sewed them together. Here’s how it looks on the inside…

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Another mock-up

Well, I made the changes that I mentioned in my previous post to the pattern. To be on the safe side, I did another mock-up to make sure the changes actually worked.

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I just wanted to test the changes, so I didn’t bother putting on the lining or collar, since I didn’t alter those parts. You can see that I added in the stripes this time too.

I made a couple more changes after this mock-up. I adjusted the sleeves again, and I made the stripe on the waist a bit higher. I just ordered the fabric online today, so the next progress should be the real deal!

I also made a trip to the fabric store today with a couple friends. It’s their first time making cosplay! I helped them pick out some things, and then they stayed a bit to work on it. Neither of them have a sewing machine, so they’re going to come over to use mine. It’s been a while since I last worked on cosplay with other people at the same time. It’s more motivating when you’re doing it with other people, though a bit harder when you’re sharing things XD;;

Anyway, I can’t wait to start on this with the real fabric!

Mock-up progress

Here’s how the mock-up for Chell’s jumpsuit looks so far!

There’s already several things I want to alter on the pattern:

  • extend the body area by 1-2 inches (vertically)
  • make the arm hole wider
  • make the sleeves wider
  • close the front opening by 3-4 inches
  • make the fit a little more baggy
  • remove pleats from the front (which I already did)

Chell’s jumpsuit also has white stripes in certain areas and some pockets. I need to figure out where those go too.

I think it’s time to order the fabric!