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Sunday, March 20th, 2016 01:07 pm
Costs to date:
$5.99 - Burda pattern Biker Style Peplum Jacket 12/2015 #108B
$8.32 - Boots

Cosplay excitement of the weekend, I found the costume item that I was most concerned I would NOT be able to find!

Behold, boots! Which I bought from the clearance rack at JC Penny for $8.32. I did the happy shoe dance, possibly for the very first time in my life.

Warlock boots!

Then, on to the hard work!

Last weekend, I realized that I had printed the pattern incorrectly, but I went ahead and cut it out. However, before I could begin assembly, I ALSO realized that I would need two of just about everything, so I needed to print the pattern again. Well. When I was printing, I thought, the heck with doing it wrong TWICE. So I printed it correctly, twice, and then cut it out again, twice.

Then, I built the paper pattern. Burda does not include seam allowances in their pattern - you add them in when you cut the fabric by drawing them yourself. So that means, you can easily mock up a Burda piece simply by taping the cut edges together, since the edges are essentially the seams.

Man, I'm glad I am doing this in paper first. Burda is NOT Simplicity. I almost just had to call my mom or skype her or something over the mysterious instruction "On each armhole band...lay bands on front and back armhole edges, at placement lines..." It took a lot of peering and squinting at the pattern and the drawing before I figured that one out. Then there's that moment, when you are assembling a Burda pattern and you suddenly realize: "Where are the sides? They never told me to assemble the sides. WHERE THE HELL ARE THE SIDES?!"

Ahem.



Assembly of front

Assembly 2

Assembly 3

Assembly 4

Assembly 5

Once I got this far, I did assemble the sleeves, but I did not attach them.

Now, to consider the details. My current notes.

Early notes