It's a testament to the costume when the day comes where I have to use a sewing pattern. Normally I just make these things up as I go along.
Anyway, I'm in the progress of making a costume of Renge from Ouran High School Host Club (http://ktkore.hitori-janai.net/hostclub/04/bscap004.jpg
- I know this isn't Renge, but it's the female uniform nonetheless).
Now, research has lead me to find this pattern:
I've got the sleeves sorted, but the one thing that concerns me is how to get the bottom to be as wide as the uniform should be. Is it simply a case of widening the sections below the waist to make it extra wide?
I know I'm going to need a petticoat to get the dress to poof out, so is there anything I need to bear in mind for this when I'm altering the pattern?
I've never used sewing patterns before, much less altered one, so I'm a little bit clueless as to how they work.