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Mugen Samurai Champloo Costume

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Michael Chylinski on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Red bed sheet, muslin, cotton twill, stabilizer, and thread. Rat tail and couching foot. My imagination.

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What are you most proud of? NO PATTERN! the short came from a pattern that I modified the heck out of. It rides higher in back than front. I added inset pockets. Not patch pockets. It has elastic and a draw string with button holes. I usually hem the bottom. He wanted the waist line dropped 2 inches so the crotch would rise. I forgot that shortens the length too! I added 1 in to bottom with fabric I had from making the shorts. I cut 3 in wide strip. Folded in half length wise then attached 1/2 in seam allow. Finish stitch, top stitch, decorative stitch.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? We thought a lot about making it very cartoonish or very real or human. We went for a in between. I might have exaggerated sleeves and pant legs more. I suggested much more black stitching or couching rat tail to make it look outlined like cartoon. I also think decoration but tatters without a lot of clean tailoring seemed more Samurai.

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Thank you so much. I am terrible at drawing. I had surmised as much. I don't know why I am getting symbols in my writing,

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%20 is the html code for a space, so I'm wondering if you are typing it in a word processor or someplace else and then copy and paste? It's hard to explain with words but use tracing paper and trace the opening, then take another piece of blank tracing paper and tape it to your pattern. Put the traced drawing under the pattern and slide it upwards to the point you think it needs to be, maybe tape it down so it won't move, then trace that on to the tracing paper that's taped to the pattern. The most you might have to do is massage the lie a little so there's a smooth transition. I hope that makes sense or helps. I think it's silly that we cannot delete the comments with the %20 in them. Contact their support team via email. They are great at responding.

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