View Full Version : Open Front Skirt pattern?
03-19-2011, 08:42 PM
Hey everyone! I was wondering if you guys could give me some tips or ideas on how to go about this.
i am not 100% sure how to make an front open skirt for Miku Hatsune's synchronicity's cosplay.
I was thinking of buying a long skirt pattern and then cutting the front in a V shape..but not sure how awesome that will go.
Here is a reference picture of the Cosplay (http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h224/Kaia7Hikari/183219.jpg)
Thanks so much for the help!
03-20-2011, 06:54 PM
You don't even need a pattern for this. Buy a cut of fabric that's wide enough to wrap around you at least once, more if you want it to be fuller. Cut the sides of it at an angle so it goes from this |___________| to this /____________\ with the narrow part at your waist. Fold about a half an inch of the top that will wrap around your waist, and sew it so you can pull a cord or ribbon through the pocket you made. (A helpful tip here is hooking a safety pin on the end of your ribbon so you have something to feel and tug on as you pull it through.) Finish and hem all your edges to avoid stray strings and fraying. Tie it around your waist cinching it up as you put it on, and tuck it under the bodice part.
04-03-2011, 11:03 AM
A friend of mine asked the same question, and I'll tell you the same thing I told her.
Miku's Synchronicity skirt is more or less a ruffle attached to the bodice. A really, really big ruffle. As such, you'll want the ungathered length (the hem, in other words) to be at least three times your waist measurement. The "shorter in front" effect is because the top edge is curved, which is easier shown than described. The attached image should give you an idea of what I mean, and indeed, can be used as general directions. You won't be using eyelet, and so you'll need to hem it instead. I suggest finding satin blanket binding in the right colour and using that.
I suggest using a fairly stiff fabric, like taffeta or somesuch. That'll help it hold its shape without a petticoat.