We went to Yardage Town and bought dark brown and tan cotton broadcloth, as well as two packages of light gray extra-wide bias tape and a package of heavy duty snaps. We began by drawing a pattern based off of a button-up shirt that she had -- easy, since there were no sleeves involved. I love how fast it is to make patterns for relatively shapeless, loose-fitting costumes. No darts and the construction is so simple! The pocket she sketched based on the character drawing, and then the collar was a simple rectangle the length of the neckline.
|Notice the use of the back of wrapping paper and a can of garbanzo beans. This is nothing if not a professional operation.|
|Measuring out bias tape strips.|
|And to think she'd never really sewed before! Amazing!|