2B Skirt Pattern

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#1 CorrinOnTheCob on 1 year ago

So I've been meaning to start on my 2b cosplay soon and I have everything figured out except how to make the design along the edge of the skirt shown here: [URL="http://http://pre03.deviantart.net/a766/th/pre/f/2017/008/8/1/81fdeabfdd9379fa8f2bcde9e24ba814-dauppmi.jpg"]http://http://pre03.deviantart.net/a766/th/pre/f/2017/008/8/1/81fdeabfdd9379fa8f2bcde9e24ba814-dauppmi.jpg[/URL] I found a picture showing the design of the skirt [URL="https://na.square-enix.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/post-image/image_gallery/999/b389319f0d02cda6a7743d8fefa86565.jpg"]https://na.square-enix.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/post-image/image_gallery/999/b389319f0d02cda6a7743d8fefa86565.jpg[/URL] and my original idea was to use fabric paint to paint it on, however since the lines aren't all connected the stencil I was planning on making wouldn't be one piece, it would be many tiny pieces. Worst case scenario I could spend a week painting it, but I wanted to know if there was any other way of doing this.

#2 DlGlT on 1 year ago


Your first link was broken.

#3 CapsuleCorp on 1 year ago

You're going to spend a week putting it on no matter what method you use.

Paint is viable but since it's all neat, even lines, it takes a steady hand and probably pre-drawing it in chalk or something. When I researched it for a potential client, I noticed that the actual design on the actual dress in-game is a combination of embroidery and cutwork. If you don't have the means to do that kind of extensive work, straight-stitching works as an alternative, but still takes drawing the design in chalk first and then stitching over the lines manually. Or hand-embroidery, same thing.

But all of these methods, even if you had an embroidery machine and could download the file already ready to go, will take you a lot of time. It's a huge, complicated design, there is no fast and dirty way to do it. At least, not on the outside, white on black. The underskirt has the same design black on white, and that you might be able to do by printing the file onto iron-on paper and ironing it on, but you'll still have to print it in sections and then carefully join them together.

#4 Penlowe on 1 year ago

I personally would satin stitch it. My second choice is soutache braid (that's the stuff used to decorate mariachi outfits) [url]https://www.etsy.com/listing/265599311/mariachi-charro-folklorico-mexican?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=mariachi&ref=sr_gallery-1-11[/url]

Why would I do that over paint? First: It's much, much easier to correct a mistake! Second: painting a narrow straight line takes a lot of practice. You won't know how opaque the white paint is on black fabric until it's dry. Then trying to re-paint that same line as straight as you did the first time.... Even with a stencil, multiple coats of paint can have bleeds, blobs and drips.

As CC said, you are going to have to get the design on there one way or another, and white on black has it's limitations. I recently bought dressmakers pencils at Walmart, 2 for $1.97, I was ecstatic! *in the little bins at the end of the cutting table. cute colors)

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