Rin from Yugioh! ARC-V jacket help

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#1 Black Blossom on 1 year ago

Hey,

So I'd like to finish up Rin from Yugioh! ARC-V. All I need to do is the jacket. I've done some research and Burdastyle's pattern 08/2013 #103 matches up perfectly with the design of her jacket.
However some things I've come across are:
- I'd have to modify the pattern by not bunching up the sleeves since the pattern is actually a puffy sleeve leather jacket, and Rin's jacket does not bunch up at the shoulders.
- Unsure of what fabric to use (faux leather but I'm actually a beginner sewer) and;
- I pm-ed a user and was recommended Burdastyle's Bomber Jacket patterns, however I think her jacket is more biker style (which makes sense since she's from an anime with racing elements in it.) And was told that jackets are quick tricky to make.

References:
[url]https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5330...cca911e5_b.jpg[/url]
[url]https://1drv.ms/i/s!AricqAWod9DvqWRAtlcjUy_mQj_A[/url]
[url]https://1drv.ms/i/s!AricqAWod9DvqWU4gZOwxOm9NDmg[/url]

So what do you think?

I know cosplayfoo (u instead of the double o's) sells the jacket that's pretty decent, however my understanding is that the site is a hit and miss, plus not really sure it's worth it since I'm planning to wear this to a festival for Halloween.

Edit:

My bad, I typed in the wrong pattern. It's Burdastyle Puff Sleeve Jacket 08/2013 #113.

#2 Penlowe on 1 year ago

Regardless of pattern brand, that jacket is going to be challenging for a beginner, increase the challenge by adding in tricky materials.

As a very experiences sewist, I estimate that jacket would take me 6 to 8 hours to modify the pattern, cut, and assemble, assuming I knew how the pattern fit to begin with.

I've found through teaching, that beginners will take two the three times longer to complete any given phase of a sewing project, sometimes more. With the complexity of the color blocking we can safely calculate x4. SO... if you have 32 hours sewing time, maybe.
Most people with jobs cannot gather more than six hours together on a given day off, if you have school, a significant other, household obligations, pets, etc. break that sewing time down into smaller chunks spread over more days.

As it is currently five weeks to Halloween, you might be able to do this, if you buy and start today.

I started on my costume two weeks ago, and I'm using several ready made parts.

#3 Black Blossom on 1 year ago

[QUOTE=Penlowe;5061976]Regardless of pattern brand, that jacket is going to be challenging for a beginner, increase the challenge by adding in tricky materials.

As a very experiences sewist, I estimate that jacket would take me 6 to 8 hours to modify the pattern, cut, and assemble, assuming I knew how the pattern fit to begin with.

I've found through teaching, that beginners will take two the three times longer to complete any given phase of a sewing project, sometimes more. With the complexity of the color blocking we can safely calculate x4. SO... if you have 32 hours sewing time, maybe.
Most people with jobs cannot gather more than six hours together on a given day off, if you have school, a significant other, household obligations, pets, etc. break that sewing time down into smaller chunks spread over more days.

As it is currently five weeks to Halloween, you might be able to do this, if you buy and start today.

I started on my costume two weeks ago, and I'm using several ready made parts.[/QUOTE]

I'll be honest, with you, I didn't think it'd be too bad; considering that I do have everything else I need for the costume. I was trying to peel apart the costume to it's basic design, then get a pattern, then add the details such as the shoulder/elbow pads and zippers once the pattern/fabric is put together.
I seem to have a knack for patterns and being technical with both cutting up fabric and patterns (but that's just me).
I guess you could say that I have time, since I only have school twice a week, however with that said I do have homework to complete, plus other obligations that might take away time from completing the jacket. It is five weeks 'til, but because it's really for a small festival I don't think it's worth the fuss.
I do have an alternative in mind, so it's not really the end of the world; however I can take what you said into consideration while making the jacket simply to keep myself busy?
But this was helpful, thank you! :)

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