YEP. I would go about it the same way Touchmon is talking about. If I start from scratch, I'll still cut my shirt pattern in half anyways and attach them together later (sleeves and collar of course would be separate too). Yeah, personally the only way I see is that's pretty much the only way to go on about it. Good luck now!
my upcoming 2015-2016 Cosplays
Kat (Gravity Rush), Tia of Avalon Code, Kyoko of Skip Beat, Cai Wenji of DW8, Nausicaš of Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind, Beggar/Banker from LoZ:OoT/M'sM?
Next cons: Anime Detour, Anime Central, Anime Expo
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