I’m not lying, I picked the Supergirl outfit because it’s a super simple construction (or so I hope). My previous post shows how I intend to build it. It’s essentially a long sleeved t-shirt and a circle skirt…. ‘xept I’ve never made long sleeves before (DAMMIT) and the applique in the ‘boob’ area could spell sure death (DAMMIT).
Anyway I needed a pattern. I made the bodice block from a T-shirt I like, sellotaped some old newspaper together, drew around it with one colour marker pen, then made any alterations (neckline and hem really) added seam allowances and made a final cutting line, it ended up looking like this:
the big black line is the cutting line, they green lines are the construction lines… but you knew that!
et voila! my bodice pattern! … I found a 3/4 sleeve in a pattern I had in my pattern stash and redrafted that for more length, but sleeves aren’t interesting….
Here’s a skirt and belt pattern!
I can’t believe I ACTUALLY had to use Pi to figure out what measurement to use for the waist! My maths teacher would be proud I’ve finally found a use for it!!
As you can see I’ve added the ‘V’ shape on the hem… I didn’t know what to do at the waistline so I’ve left that for figuring out with my muslin.
And a cape made much the same way…. for some reason the picture will not upload and stay portrait…. it wants to be landscape… I shall not let it.
Last bit of pattern making!
Easy peasy, google superman, print out logo as big as you can, cut out the shapes with a stanley knife? … ok don’t use a stanley knife! use a craft knife like a sensible person…
I also needed another template for that background to the ‘S’ logo, just another diamond, slightly smaller than the first.so that the edges don’t stick out
OK tomorrow! muslin making (first time for everything) and constructing that all important ‘S’
smell ya later!