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« on: March 18, 2008 06:34:27 PM »

I'm a theater major in costume construction right now. Our final project is to construct our own piece of clothing from a pattern. I'm having trouble finding a pattern edgy enough for me. I would love a really awesome jacket, but the newest pattern styles are just way too wholesome.

(to give you an idea of what i was thinking, I was going to originally cconstruct either a Franziska von Karma or Trucy costume from the Phoenix Wright/Apollo Justice games)

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008 09:16:23 PM »

have you checked www.burdastyle.com they have some good stuff that works well to 'adapt' to edgy. I am not sure how edgy you want, but really you are most likely going to have to edit the pattern and use fabrics and what not to make it edgy. Pattern companies aren't really catering to the 'edgy' crowd.. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008 05:01:40 AM »

How challenging and edgy of a project do you want?  Cheesy

Have you checked out the designer's downloads from the Show Studio website?? Here are the links:

http://www.showstudio.com/archive/related/Garment%20Pattern

http://www.showstudio.com/projects/unf/unf_image.html

http://www.showstudio.com/projects/dressmeupdressmedown/download/

If nothing else, these are a lot of fun to look at, and the main website is chock full of inspiration!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008 08:25:20 AM »

Iseye Mayake (sp?) in the Vogue patterns. Japanese designer, way cool layers & shapes. Pattern envelope pictures tend to be subdued colors & old ladies modeling but don't be fooled, in the right fabrics those long drapey outfits would pass for straight out of anime Smiley Be forewarned, most of her stuff is classified as "Advanced".
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008 07:59:03 PM »

So I found a Vouge pattern I really like V8350, the jacket with the tails. I'm wondering how hard it will be, but I'm off to the store tomorrow to hopefully look for something easier.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2008 09:07:17 PM »

These are probably a totally different style than you're looking for based on the pattern you posted, but I would definitely classify them as edgy:

Vogue 2936 - "Average"
Vogue 2973 - "Advanced"  Shocked

I think the jacket with tails you posted shouldn't be that bad -- it is classified as easy, but sometimes that can be a little misleading.  If it's a lined jacket you can expect a fair number of pattern pieces and a certain level of "trickiness" if you haven't made one before, but nothing insane.  You also may need some adjustments to get it to fit "just so" - which I think is important for an edgy look.  Good luck!
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