In progress pic - FMA Uniform

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#1 ScribblesITM on 7 years ago

I have the boots, and the pants I made with a military style snap fly. The top snap is the same type of yellow snap I have on the in progress still jacket to try and tie those in a little.

I'm not sure if I should tighten up the but cape a bit or let it hang, it's rediculously easy to make a new little connector between the two sides.

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I really hope I am right on the color, cause sometimes my color perception is more than a little off,

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The fabric I used is ridiculously thick, so it tends to do the 'blowing in the wind' without any wind.

So this is my attempt at doing it a bit different to try and cover the fact I am ... rather bottom heavy. I think it's looking good so far? or am I deluding myself?

#2 Zarai13 on 7 years ago

Looks good so far. Only thing I would change is to have the belt of the cape even with your waistband on the pants, especially in the front. Can't wait to see the rest of it!

#3 harmonyisarine on 7 years ago

I agree, raise the butt cape. A military uniform should be worn as perfectly as possible.

Also, it looks like there's an odd bump along the back seam of the butt cape about six inches or less down from the bottom of the waistband. It looks to me like the seam curves too much, comes to too much of a point, and the fabric is resisting. I think it'd look more flattering to try and work that out. I'd try a long basting stitch at gradually shallower curves through that area until it no longer puckers like that (my butt-capes had a straight seam there, actually, so you may not need to add a curve at all).

Other than that, looking good! And your color seems to be spot-on in those pictures, so don't worry about that, either. ^_^

(Also, how are you not freezing? There is snow and you're in a tank top! I'd be ice if I did that.)

#4 ScribblesITM on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=harmonyisarine;4268455]I agree, raise the butt cape. A military uniform should be worn as perfectly as possible.

Also, it looks like there's an odd bump along the back seam of the butt cape about six inches or less down from the bottom of the waistband. It looks to me like the seam curves too much, comes to too much of a point, and the fabric is resisting. I think it'd look more flattering to try and work that out. I'd try a long basting stitch at gradually shallower curves through that area until it no longer puckers like that (my butt-capes had a straight seam there, actually, so you may not need to add a curve at all).

Other than that, looking good! And your color seems to be spot-on in those pictures, so don't worry about that, either. ^_^

(Also, how are you not freezing? There is snow and you're in a tank top! I'd be ice if I did that.)[/QUOTE]

I wasnt cold out, it's like 45 degrees, and I was out for all of 5 minutes tops. I wanted the natural light cause I was worried about the color. The problem with the back pucker, and I will try using a ham to iron it better, but that butt cape is hiding a LOT. Doing it the straight way would have ended up with some really interesting things going on in the back, most of which would have made my rear look fatter than it is, which really is an accomplishment since there is plenty there to look bad just on it's own. I might he able to unattach the inner piece from the outter piece of fabric. It is 4 triangle, so both sides are the same finished fabric, it is also scarily thick fabric. To lend some stability I had ran a line of stitching down that center seam so I think it's puckering weird more from the layer under it that's attached. It isn't the fabric I had intended to use, but the color was dead on in my opinion and it was very cheep and a very high quality. Yes, I was lucky and got a 10 yard remnant. I had to work around a few damaged areas in the fabric is all.

I'm going to make a shorter connecting piece, The piece between the two sides in the front is actually it's own piece. there are two snaps on each side of it that can't be seen. So making another connector is all of cut a piece of blanket binding, sew the edges and attach for of these awesome snaps I found super fast.

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