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Unread 05-08-2013, 02:04 AM   #1
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Kit Ballard (Blade Kitten) boot covers

I'm a little stumped on making Kit's boot covers, I've never made ones like these before. If anyone has ideas on the best way to draft this pattern, please let me know.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 03:45 AM   #2
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What is it about them that is giving you trouble ?
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Unread 05-22-2013, 05:17 PM   #3
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I haven't made covers like this before, I'm uncertain how to make them because they are not tight fitting to the boot and also have the accent pieces (the purple). I would also like them to be removable from the boot/shoe so that I don't have to buy a pair for just this cosplay.
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Well, think about anchor points and draping - the purple sweater parts on the top would anchor it to the under-boot - or even just to the pants.

You could even just sew them to the pants.

I'm not sure how you could do this without attaching it to a pair of shoes - the metal-like bits on the bottom of the shoe are going to be hard to do without attaching them to a stable structure underneath. I think it would be best to sacrifice a pair of shoes / boots. They don't have to be very tall since the boot cover can do most of the work.

As for the pattern itself, think about how the shape would look if you laid it flat. You can always use some muslin and pin it and pinch and dart and draw on it and such if you don't have a lot of experience with making patterns yet. Have you ever drafted a pattern or something like a body block before ?
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Mostly I take a pattern I already have and alter it. There are smaller things that I have drafted patterns for but mostly just altering other patterns.
Thank you for your advice, I really appreciate you taking the time. I will ponder about this some more and start drafting some possibilities.
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