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Hakama [Jan. 25th, 2006|02:52 pm]
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Samurai pants, lounging pants, priest pants, cool pants. What more is there to life? First off, the pattern. Cut two Gussets, two Braces, and four Pants, two on each side.


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Please take note of the colored lines, as these are showing you how to pleat. The easiest way SHE pleats is to actually mark these lines. But we'll get there later.

01 - Fold over A, then fold over B and sew shut. This is the outter thigh of the pants, and this makes a nice hem.

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02 - Sew the Crotch Gusset to the Pants Body.

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03 - Hem the bottom.
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04 - Pleat the pants. Match RED lines to BLACK lines. GREY lines are the inside fold. This makes FOUR pelats. Sew along the pleats to keep them sharp, and sew along the top to keep them in place. (GREY lines pictured as PINK to help visualize diagram.)
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05 - Place the pieces Right Side Together, and sew the Crotch Gussets together. They should make a U shape, and you'll be sewing them together inside the U.
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06 - Sew the outside of the legs together, stopping at the hem you created in Step 01.
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07 - Create your straps. You may use narrow bias tape, craft your own, or even braided ribbon. The back needs to reach around the waist once, the front needs to reach around twice.
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08 - For the front, sew strap to the top through all layers of thickness. Fold the back down and the front up and stitch along the bottom to hold everything in place.
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09 - Sew the Brace together, leaving the bottom open. Clip and turn. Sew the ribbon to the brace, and sew the brace to the Center Back. Turn up, iron, and hem down. Honestly, I don't know QUITE what this peice is, but I've seen it before and copied it.
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Hoodie [Jan. 24th, 2006|06:42 pm]
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The hoody. Sciece's gift to mankind.

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Cut one back and one front on the fold. Cut one pouch and tow hoods, one on each side. Sew the hoods together along the curve. Pleat the bottom and add grommet or buttonhole. Hem the front with a small hem. Turn in along the middle line and sew to the hemmed area and the inner verticle line are together, making a tube for the cord casing.

Hem all around the pouch. Make it from strait lines, if you like, or make two pouches, sew them together, slash one side, turn, and over stitch. At any rate, sew the pouch to the front.

Sew the sleves of the front and back together. Hem the sleeves. Sew the hood to the back of the jacket, starting in the center. SHE always needs lots of pins. There's a trick to getting the bottom of the V to lay flat, but it is uncertain how to draw it. Photos will need to be taken.

Hem the bottom, and like the hood, add grommet and fold. String cord. Hoodie is done.
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Blazer [Jan. 23rd, 2006|06:39 pm]
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This jacket is designed to be made from Felt, since SHE got tired of playing with the collars. A conclusion, sometimes, is the place you deside to stop thinking at.

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This one has seam allowances. Don't forget that fold! Otherwise it ruins the look.
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Cape [Jan. 22nd, 2006|06:30 pm]
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This on isn't to size. But it's easy to see why.

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Adjust the size by simply making those strait lines longer. To make the bottom nice, get a pushpin and some string. Stick the pin in the top of the middle of the cape, and fix the string to it. Cut the string a bit longer then the length you want, and tie to a pencil. With one hand hold the pin steady, and with the other, hold the pencil so you get some nice tension, and draw the curving arc of the bottom hem.

That round thing, that's a collar. Sew the darts, and add the collar.
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Sweater [Jan. 21st, 2006|06:26 pm]
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Such a nice pattern.

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It wouldn't fit all as one, so just deal. Only the cuffs didn't get cut in half.

Sew cuffs to sleeve. Sew from armpit to wrist, then armpit to hem. Add waist cuff and neck cuff. Sew back to mark, add snap.

By the by, to sew the cuffs on you first have to gather the sleeves to fit the cuffs. Fodl the cuff in half, RSO, and lay on the sleeve, RST, so the folded part rests on the edge. Sew across the bottom and fold cuff down. Iron a little.
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Raglan Sleeve [Jan. 20th, 2006|06:24 pm]
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The sport of rugby
can be a brutal thing but
I still like to play.
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Night gown [Jan. 19th, 2006|06:23 pm]
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Another pattern that's easy to change.

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See? Possibilites spring eternal.
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Shirt [Jan. 18th, 2006|06:23 pm]
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SHE likes to make shirts.
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Shirt [Jan. 17th, 2006|06:22 pm]
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More of the same.
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Shirt 103 [Jan. 16th, 2006|06:21 pm]
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Now for the seperate sleeves.

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