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
Quina (FFIX), Kat (Gravity Rush), Cheria (Tales of Graces)?, Tia of Avalon Code?, Kyoko of Skip Beat?, Monster Hunter?, Hikaru from Magic Knight Rayearth
Next cons: Anime Central & Anime Expo
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