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Hi! My name's Katie, and I'm cosplaying Codename Sailor V to Tora-con on April 20-22.

I HAVE NOTHING FOR THIS COSPLAY YET. surprised
(except a blue skirt with pleats)

But, I do have teh sewing skillz.
Usually I like to buy clothes that look like what the character is wearing, and then alter them to make them as close as I can, but jebus... I cannot find a blue sailor uniform shirt in my size... ANYWHERE. It's simply driving me mad.
I've thought about just taking a normal polo and making it into a sailor shirt... buuuut... I've tried it once before and it ended badly.

In short, does anyone know how to make a sailor uniform shirt out of another shirt and/or make one at all?
Tutorials, pictures, site links, etc. are much appreciated.

Oh and here's a pic of the cosplay!

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(she also wears blue heels)
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Here is a link to a sailor collar tutorial, hope it helps!

Sailor Collar 1
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Here is a link to a sailor collar tutorial, hope it helps!

Sailor Collar 1
Tysm! This is a great tutorial. I think I'm confident that I can make a collar now! Just need to buy some blue cotton fabric from Joann's, and a white shirt from Salvo's to put it on. Do you happen to have a tutorial of how to do the fabric on the sleeves too? smile
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You have to make a pattern. User Image
This should show you how to make the pattern, then use the other tutorial above me to finish it off.
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You have to make a pattern. User Image
This should show you how to make the pattern, then use the other tutorial above me to finish it off.
Thanks so much! biggrin
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My brother used this video tutorial when he made his Sailor V costume ^^:

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