Do you make your own clothing?

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#1 MaiCosplay on 4 years ago

Working on my cosplay. Inspired me to make a schools outfit for my family/friends for them to wear. But idk if it's in the school regulations to allow handmade uniforms. If not that then they can just wear it for halloween or cons themselves. Have you always made your own clothing or are you now getting into it?

#2 Eldi on 4 years ago

I've made my own party dresses for a long time, but for regular clothes the thrift store is a lot more practical (frabric's expensive!) although it's nice to be able to modify stuff I find there. I'm just starting to learn pattern drafting though, so once I have some really refined patterns that fit my body, I might make more of my own clothes, especially tailored stuff for work.

#3 ShinobiXikyu on 4 years ago

Generally no; cosplays and fashion school projects (can't wear those myself, I'm a size ten and til final year we make everything from a standardized size six pattern) take enough time to make as it is, and I don't have a serger, plus quality fabric's bloody expensive. I'd only make my own clothing item if it was a high-end or formalwear piece I couldn't afford to buy myself, and if I had access to all the proper equipment so it DIDN'T look obviously homemade/would later fray and be unwearable. I DO really want to make a really awesome-looking Vogue dress I bought a pattern for over a year ago but keep either not being able to afford the exact fabric used in the photo (shipping SUCKS in Canada) or not having time.

#4 MaiCosplay on 4 years ago

Recently looked thru how to make your own dresses. How to make a whole dress or skirt out of a scarf. [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSo0WC3psLw[/url]

#5 Magyarita on 4 years ago

Not yet. I want to, though.

[QUOTE=MaiCosplay;4839075]Working on my cosplay. Inspired me to make a schools outfit for my family/friends for them to wear. But idk if it's in the school regulations to allow handmade uniforms. If not that then they can just wear it for halloween or cons themselves. Have you always made your own clothing or are you now getting into it?[/QUOTE]

Is there a school-supplied uniform or is it really more like a strict dress code? If it's the latter, as long as it follows the school's rules, it should be fine. Ask your friends/family or contact the school to find out what's allowed.

#6 Lustyyxo on 4 years ago

I would love to. Now that I've left school, I have a lot of time to devote to pattern making (never brought a pattern in my life!) and sewing. I like buying brand stuff from stores, though. I don't have a sublimation printer!

I make clothing and sell it on, though. But thats a whole story for another time. Because it tends to foray into costumes, and kinky lingerie.

#7 Daizy21 on 3 years ago

Yes, I do. Not for my school uniform (my school is really strict with uniform issue), I sew my own go-out dress. I stay in China and frabric things are really cheap than buying finish product.

#8 KuruttaKanashii on 3 years ago

I make a lot of my own clothes- that's why my mom is so accepting of me cosplaying, she taught me how to use her sewing machine and I make all my cosplays to garment standards.

#9 craigcmarsh on 2 years ago

Great work, welldone!

#10 Kat_A on 1 year ago

I would love to learn how to make my own clothes, Especially since I love to sew. I've made costumes but never really thought about making my own clothing!

#11 SilentCAt on 1 year ago

I make my own stuff sometimes. Especially if I see something I like and get inspired by it, or if someone requests an outfit.

#12 Maurishio-kun on 1 year ago

I'm tired of the monotonous clothing options found at the stores, so I'd love to make some of mines to try new things and vary out of the boring stuff designers and brands want me to wear.

#13 gypsy_girl on 11 months ago

I did when living in Japan. I had a 30 min walk to the train station to get to work so I lost a lot of weight and the pants I brought with me from Canada didn't fit anymore, but I wasn't small enough to fit into clothes in Japan. I made a couple of simple skirts. One was a short A-line skirt and the other was a long wrap skirt. No pattern, just faked it.

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