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Topic: Miwako Sakurada:I need help figuring out how to go about making the top  (Read 626 times)
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pandakitten
« on: April 22, 2011 01:50:34 PM »

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/181602_10150093637545994_751080993_6449803_5293002_n.jpg
I'm needing help making the top. I have the skirt finished but I've never made a top like this. I am somewhat of a novice at sewing. I've looked online on how to make it. the convention is a little over a month away and I'm worried I wont get this done. >.> I don't know anyone that could help, so alas I decided to call on you amazing Craftsters to give me advice. I really hope someone could point me in the right direction. ^.^
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Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2011 09:24:48 AM »

That's adorable!!! I think you could make it more or less like a tube top with elastic at the top and bottom. The stripy fabric can be doubled over to serve as an elastic casing. Like so:



To figure out how long the elastic should be, just stretch a length around your ribcage until it's snug but not tight. That should be anywhere from 2 to 5 inches shorter than your ribcage measurement, depending on the type of elastic.
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pandakitten
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011 02:38:08 PM »

Thank you so much!!! I will be sure to post pictures in the completed costumes section!!! ^.^ I have rainbow elastic I used for the skirt. 5 yards for $5 on ebay!!! ^.^ http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/217070_10150158318835994_751080993_6867030_643010_n.jpg that's the skirt so you can see the elastic used for it. I couldn't find polka dot knit material but I think this will work pretty well. I have snap ribbon so I can easily put it on!
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Alexus1325
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2011 08:28:43 PM »

AH! Rainbow elastic!!! That's AWESOME!!! Holy crap, I didn't even know it was made anymore Tongue

Looking forward to seeing the finished costume Cheesy
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pandakitten
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2011 05:19:15 PM »

my mom and aunt helped me out with making the top. I just need to sew the elastic on. http://cgi.ebay.com/1-1-4-Webbing-1-25-Rainbow-Stripe-Elastic-5-yd-min-/390298263274?pt=Sewing_Trims&hash=item5adf96deea#ht_1219wt_905 this is where I got the elastic.
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Alexus1325
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2011 06:00:23 PM »

*combination squeal/gasp*

They have 2 inch elastic in every colour imaginable!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU for showing me this!!!!!!!
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pandakitten
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2011 11:09:42 AM »

They even sent another roll of it even though I didn't pay for the 2nd roll. I'm not complaining. ^.^
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