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 2014/2015 Cosplays
Quina (FFIX), Kat (Gravity Rush)?, Nausicaš (Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind)?, Cheria (Tales of Graces)?, Tia of Avalon Code, Lan Fan of Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, Kyoko of Skip Beat!
Next cons: Anime Expo and Midoricon.
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