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Unread 05-11-2015, 02:35 PM   #1
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Where can I find a basic school uniform pattern?

Despite searching the forum, I couldn't find any links, or suggestions for basic school uniform patterns.

I'm doing Ryuko from Kill la Kill


I just need the most basic school uniform pattern.. mainly so I can do the collar correctly. I can easily modify the sleeves, cropped shirt, and low rise skirt. I just need somewhere to start! Thanks!


(it would be great if it was a PDF file online!)
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Unread 05-11-2015, 07:24 PM   #2
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There isn't one.

YET.

There's a possibility McCall's might be coming out with one sometime this year, as part of their cosplay branding attempt to cash in on cosplay, but I couldn't tell you when that would be, if it's coming out with the summer line or the autumn for Halloween.

But if time is not your friend, you have to go with what you can find. Pullover v-neck blouses (no buttons/zips, non-knit), pleated skirts, etc. I admit to teaching myself sailor collars off a Butterick Victorian blouse pattern but I'm pretty sure it's out of print now. Pleated skirts, at least, are easy, there's a thousand tutorials out there. But a blouse and/or collar pattern might be harder to come by.
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Unread 05-12-2015, 12:07 AM   #3
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http://cosplay.mccall.com/m7141-prod...p?page_id=5757

Not sure if this one has reached stores yet or not.
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Unread 05-12-2015, 06:34 PM   #4
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oh god that's what it's going to look like?

way to rebrand one of your out of print 80's patterns, McCall's.

WELL...that won't help with the standard sailor-top uniforms, sadly. Blazer uniforms, yes, but. A faux sailor collar that you lay over the top of a button-down is not going to be correct for about half of them.
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Unread 05-13-2015, 09:31 AM   #5
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I've never used any patterns from this shop, but here is a pattern you can buy for Ryuko.

http://anathiell.com/shop/index.php/...g-pattern.html
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Unread 05-14-2015, 04:04 AM   #6
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I usually just find an existing similar pattern and modify it. Try a long sleeved v-neck shirt pattern or a collared (career) jacket pattern. You'll have to modify the back collar piece as I doubt you'll find one exactly like that. I usually use tracing paper or whatever is on hand for patterning custom pieces. Or you could get a shawl/bolero pattern and just use the upper half for the collar.

As for the skirt, you just need 3-4 yards (depending on fullness) and pleat it on your dress form. I usually buy 2 yards, cut it evenly in half, sew the edges together, and pleat it to my size to get a knee length skirt. No pattern needed as you are literally pleating two large rectangles. And hems are easy as long as you keep the bottom edge straight. You'd want it shorter and as long as you carefully measure up from the raw edge, you should be fine.

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