View Full Version : Help with sleeves

09-16-2010, 01:13 PM
I have decided to remake the top part of my toushiro cosplay as it became rather obvious to me that the sleeves on the karate gi jacket I was using were not as wide as they should be

So having trawled the web I finally found a pattern for making a karate gi top and now I just need to edit the sleeves of the pattern to make them wide enough

Problem being I have no idea how much bigger I need to make them, would just increasing it by 2x be enough or to much?

can anyone on here help me out?

09-17-2010, 03:04 PM
I'm Sitting here wondering which outfit exactly your talking about. Do you have any reference photos?!?! I can probably help you after I see a photo.

09-18-2010, 08:17 AM
ah lets see if I can find some photos to show what I mean

ok reference pic

heres some pictures of my cosplay where you can see the sleeves

heres a picture of a costume where you can see the sleeves are much wider/deeper

09-18-2010, 09:05 AM
When I have made Bleach tops, I add about three to four inches of width to my sleeves.

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1730552/ Ignore the dumb look on my face. I wouldn't suggest outright doubling them, but be liberal. It's always easier to take away fabric than to have too little.