This past weekend at Katsucon those that came to my How to Frankenstein Patterns for Cosplay Workshop got to create their own pattern for this kigu! .
Trying to be better about posting here so here we go!
First you'll want to start out with a bodice pattern that you know fits you. Preferably one for a zip up hoodie or a loose shirt. Something you know fits you well. .
You are then going to trace the front bodice pattern piece onto your tracing paper. *We're using pellon easy trace pattern paper. But I've done this with newsprint before butted up against the actual pattern piece*
If the original pattern was a 'cut on fold' piece you will need to add seam allowance to allow you to put in the zipper.
Mark the waist. Where you'd like the leg hem to be, and where you'd like the crotch. I prefer mine to be just below the knee and with a higher crotch then most kigus. .
The doll shows you the layout. I'm pretty easy going so I've laid down on the pattern to check sizing before. You can also measure. This is a kigu so you'll want it to be loose. I've traced a pantaloonesque shape around. Connect the shapes. .
If you are going to make the elastic casings using the fabric you are cutting the main pieces from you'll add them to the cuff now. Remember to add seam allowance as well.
You create the back pattern by tracing the back bodice piece and copying your new lower piece from the front. If you decide to not have a back seam (which mine does not) you need to remember to remove the seam allowance you added to the center front.
I used the sleeve pattern that came with this bodice and just added elastic to the cuffs but feel free to play with them too! I sometimes make these 3/4 length or add "paw" flip mittens to them. .
If you are using a hoodie pattern it should have a hood you can alter. Or you can make up a quick pattern like this. For heavier ears you may need to add a strip of stabilizer inside the hood to hold them up.
Obviously create accessory ear, tail, and other bits. .
I hope that was helpful, this was my method, remember there are lots of ways to tackle any situation.
Please share any creations you make using this! - 2 hours ago