Bodysuit and attachments?

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#1 Jasnah on 2 years ago

Hello everyone,

I'm planning on making Makoto's thief outfit in Persona 5.

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It looks like it's a black bodysuit with some sort of armor attached over it. However, the armor contours like fabric so I was planning to sew it as well.

My questions are:
1. What fabric should I make the different pieces of the outfit from? I have a dance bodysuit made of nylon and spandex that resembles the base suit, so that's what I was planning to use for it and the scarf. Let me know if I'm off base. No clue what to do about the grey chest piece and blue arm/leg pieces.

2. Is that piping around the arm/leg holes?

3. Would top-stitching work for the black lines over the suit or should I paint those?

3. Should I sew the outfit as one piece or make a body suit and then buckle the armor pieces over it?

4. Could I split the body suit at the waist with a zipper to make it easier to get out of?
Would that mess up the fit?

Thanks in advance for your help.

#2 lunaflora on 2 years ago

My questions are:
1. What fabric should I make the different pieces of the outfit from? I have a dance bodysuit made of nylon and spandex that resembles the base suit, so that's what I was planning to use for it and the scarf. Let me know if I'm off base. No clue what to do about the grey chest piece and blue arm/leg pieces.

2. Is that piping around the arm/leg holes?

3. Would top-stitching work for the black lines over the suit or should I paint those?

3. Should I sew the outfit as one piece or make a body suit and then buckle the armor pieces over it?

4. Could I split the body suit at the waist with a zipper to make it easier to get out of?
Would that mess up the fit?
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1.) Any spandex 4-way stretch fabric should be fine.

2.)Seems like double piping

3.) The black lines are all seams. Unless you mean the lacing in the front, which is just cord that is laced into the suit

4.) Making seperate pieces might be easier in that it will be easier.

5.) I would just do a back zipper. A waist zipper would be pretty uncomfortable as the zipper wont be very flexible

#3 Penlowe on 2 years ago

I second Lunaflora.

As to the armor (the laced up bit in the mid-torso), yes you can sew it in vinyl and get it form fitting yet still flexible. I'd get a cupped corset pattern to start with (because patterning boob cups from scratch it a p.i.t.a.) and muslin it, then trim away until you've got the pattern you need. It will need a bit of stabilizing via boning because of how little structure it really has, but not necessarily the steel kind, just light dress boning should suffice.

#4 StarsOfCassiopeia on 2 years ago

^ All of what's been said above.


Re: the zipper, you can do an [URL="http://sewway.com/zipper-tutorial/installing-a-zipper.jpg"]invisible zipper[/URL] in a matching color and it will be near impossible to see.

I'd also do the corset piece over top as a separate piece-- it's got that "modesty panel" (flat part in the back between where the eyelets appear to be) that'll get in the way of a back zipper if it's all stitched down to the bodysuit itself. In addition to what Penlowe and Lunaflora said, you could also also mount the corset part down to the body suit with some heavy-duty snaps in the places where the larger "rivets" are (2 up by the shoulders; 2 down by the waist, 2 on the back). You shouldn't need to mount it down to the bodysuit if you structure the piece itself right/use proper support, but that might help keep it from shifting it around.

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