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Edit: Due to the populatiy of these tutorials (who would have guessed?) I've changed the original format of them to a nice, shinier model~! Hope you enjoy the new interface!

First deviation of 2012, yay! And, thankfully, the world hasn't exploded yet (THANKS Mayans), which is awesome. Anyway, I promised a whole lot of you to submit more tutorials, so there you go.

I made long bloomers before for my Sophie costume (Howl's Moving Castle) but I forgot to take progress pictures as I made them. So when I had the chance to make them again for Lillet (GrimGrimoire) I was happy to get enough photos to make a tutorial from it.

...I love bloomers...

Tutorial & Photographs Yiji 2011


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Sweetzlawliet Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
How do I make them so they aren't super  poofy? I need to make a pair for Ciel in Wonderland, but his aren't super duper poofy. They're a bit more slim.
Yiji Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
To make the bloomers less poofy, all you need to do is make the initial pants smaller.

Sorry about the late reply!
CandiedArsenic Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Writer
You should make them longer, And make the elastic looser. this will make them more straight then poofy. it you want them short and poofy make the elastic looser and use less fabric. I hope this helps.
Tigress-Nera Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh, so helpful!  I can definitely use this to upgrade my Chii cosplay.  I bet I can use that lace edge technique to fix up the poofy sleeves as well!  Yayyyy!!!  :la:
Otawan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Thank you, I have two pairs to make this summer, and this tutorial will really help. ;w;
XxKayMaerinDevilxX Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Great!! This will also help me too
strawberrysanddog Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LadyDCG Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I love your tutorials! they are so delightful!
watashiveracasan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I'm a little confused on the folding in to hide the fraying ends and the elastic... Do you fold over the edge and zig-zag it and then fold it over again and loop the zig-zag inside that fold, so the elastic goes in there...? @.@ God I hope that made sense...

The same applies to the lace, cause there's all this folding going on with the lace and it's hard to tell what's the inside and what's the outside of the fabric and what will be in and what will be out @.@;

These are common questions in my confusion of cosplay sewing v_v'
Yiji Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I might have written the tutorial a little messily, so sorry about that XD''' Basically, here's a step by step process on how to hide the frayed ends inside the elastic loop.

1. Sew the raw edge down a little way, so the good side (outside) has nothing but a sew line and a folded edge at the top, and the bad side has the folded edge sewn down.
2. Fold the edge over again (kind of like when you're rolling an omelette roll) and sew the edge of this roll down. Now the good side outside still has one sew line, but it's further down from the edge, and the bad side has a neat folded edge sewn down.

So, pretty much you make like a sausage roll and you slide the elastic through it. Did that make any more sense...?
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