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04-09-2010, 02:55 PM
Okay, so I'm making an Ishida cosplay from Bleach, and I have done the shirt and it's really tight in the shoulders. I already installed a zipper, since the head hole was too small when the front was all sewed up[. (It was a jacket pattern) It's fits, but just barely, and I have a really limited range of motion in my arms. I only pinned it together then tried it on. I'm going to sew as close to the edge as possible, but is there anything else I can do?

Reference: http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq163/xXxBleach_Fan89xXx/uryuu.jpg

04-09-2010, 03:30 PM
You pretty much said it, all you can do is sew as close to edge as possible to get the maximum space possible.

If his design had double seams you could have expanded to pattern with a strip of fabric in every seam but that would not look right.

04-09-2010, 09:14 PM
Okay thanks! :) I will do exactly that; sew close to the edges. Here's hoping it fits. :P

04-09-2010, 11:04 PM
Making a mock-up in the future would be a good idea. Changing the pattern pieces would likely have resulted in a good fit.

04-10-2010, 02:13 AM
I made a similar jacket for my husband and I made a dart for the armpits. I sketched out what looks like a rounded diamond and sewed them into the seam at the armpits. That eased up the tightness in the arms.

Failing that, you may have to start from scratch and and go up a size. Nehru-style jackets are rather form-fitting and your usual size may be too small for that kind of cut, especially if you have wide shoulders. (I ended up doing that for the hubby because he still didn't like the fit.)

04-10-2010, 11:49 AM
Not knowing the character, I don't know. Do you have a back center seam?

If you do, one thing you could do is add a hidden box pleat into it, like the ones you see in some coats and jackets. The most famous example that I can think of off the top of my head is in Doctor Who, in the Tenth Doctor's brown coat. If you do it right, the pleat won't be visible most of the time, just when you move in such a way that needs the extra space.

04-11-2010, 01:10 PM
I ended up adding a V shaped piece in the back seam, and it actually looks fine, and since I'll be wearing this half-cape 90% of the time that goes past my shoulders, it isn't even visible. And now it fits quite fine. :) Thanks for the suggestions guys. :D