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nekochan
11-20-2002, 08:35 PM
AHH HELP ME!! i've been looking all over the internet for a jacket pattern for my sanosuke costume... it's driving me crazy! :o i don't need a specific pattern just any one that i can modify.. but every time i search for one they all cost so much!! <<$18-$20 is a lot for me... i don't have a regular job.. i still have to study for school :( >> can anyone help me find a free pattern? if you've cosplayed sano that would be particularly helpful ^^ THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Karisu-sama
11-20-2002, 11:27 PM
If you can't afford a commercial pattern, look for something similar-shaped in your wardrobe or a thrift store, lay it out on butcher paper or muslin (or even newsprint!!), and copy the basic design. I do it all the time.

nekochan
11-21-2002, 09:40 PM
hum.. i was thinking about doing that.. but i don't really know.. would it be better to get a pattern or do that? or is it the same thing?

Bell-chan
11-21-2002, 09:46 PM
it certainly *is* cheaper just to use an article of clothing that is similar rather than buying a pattern. like karisu-sama said...lay it on paper and copy the basic design! I've done it before....just cuz I'm so cheap! >.< Just kidding.

Koumori
11-22-2002, 06:12 AM
Sanosuke's jacket is a traditional Japanese jacket called a happi or hanten. All of the pattern pieces are simple rectangles. The front and back pieces should be cut in one (=no seam over the shoulder), so twice the length you want x half the width you want for each piece (it should be wider than your shoulders so the shoulder seam sits a little way down your arm). You'll need to shape the neck a little in the back so it sits comfortably. Then the sleeves are two more rectangles, as is the neck binding. With some patience you should be able to do this.

nekochan
11-22-2002, 06:51 PM
YEY how cool!! thank you!!

Peppermintstix
11-22-2002, 07:33 PM
Where are you from? in the states a lot of fabric stores mark down patterns to like 1.99, I would know because I work at hancock fabrics. Maybe you should try there.

nekochan
11-22-2002, 09:29 PM
oh, where's that? i'm from LA/northridge but i haven't heard of it... but thank you!!

Mink
11-23-2002, 02:29 AM
You live in northridge? Me too? I go to the university......

Peppermintstix
11-24-2002, 05:11 PM
I'm checking for a hancock fabrics in your area, but I'll tell you this. I know that Jo-ann fabrics has those sales too. in fact if it's a big name fabric store they usually put all their patterns on sale.

here's the store locator results:

Zoom Address Phone Store Hours Coupons Distance Directions
10923 Meridian Ave.
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12821 Harbor Blvd.
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4030 Chino Hills Pkwy.
Chino Hills CA 92640 909-393-9663 M-F 9:30-9 Sat.9:30-6 Sun 11-5 Click here for coupon 40.88 miles
45104 N 10th St. w
Lancaster CA 93534 661-949-1764 M-F 9-8 Sat.9-7 Sun 10-5 Click here for coupon 43.37 miles
8776 Baseline Road
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91701 909-989-5566 M-F 9:30-9 Sat.9:30-6 Sun 11-5 Click here for coupon 45.69 miles
4822 La Sierra Ave.
Riverside CA 92505 909-688-1333 M-F 9:30-9 Sat.9:30-6 Sun 11-5 Click here for coupon 54.64 miles
1524 Barton Road
Redlands CA 92373 909-798-6020 M-F 9:30-9 Sat.9:30-6 Sun 11-5 Click here for coupon 69.21 miles
459 College Blvd.
Oceanside CA 92057 760-758-0320 M-F 9:30-9 Sat.9:30-6 Sun 11-5 Click here for coupon 88.01 miles

nekochan
11-25-2002, 09:56 PM
WOW okei!! thanks so much ^^ there's a JoAnn's in my area.. somewhere.. -gyuu- ^^' hehe.. i can finally start my sano cosplay..