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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.
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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!
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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.
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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:
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Otawan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Thank you, I have two pairs to make this summer, and this tutorial will really help. ;w;
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XxKayMaerinDevilxX Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Great!! This will also help me too
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strawberrysanddog Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU SAVED MY CHIBITALIA COSPLAY!!!! feel proud.
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LadyDCG Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I love your tutorials! they are so delightful!
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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'
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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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watashiveracasan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
OOOOOOOH I get it!
@.@ I have issues figuring out how to do finished seams when sewing. I've ended up just doubling my zig-zag stitch like crazy ><
:D Thank you!
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Wasil Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Wahh omg, your tutorials are awesome! Those bloomers look adorable and fantastic.


Also, I miss you ;_;
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:iconyiji:
Yiji Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
WAAAAAAHHHH I MISS YOU SWEETIE
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Wasil Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
;___; do you still go on MSN? I got a new screen name!
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:iconyiji:
Yiji Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Still the same old yiji_chan :3
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ArturiaCos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Thanks for sharing!
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012   General Artist
awesome! this will be super helpful ^^ thanks
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ConnorCat Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Wow...Very nice and in-depth. I have never seen anyone do anything like this before.
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Yiji Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Thank you ^___^
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ConnorCat Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
You're welcome :)
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dewmelen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Thank you for such a detailed tutorial!! :D
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:iconyiji:
Yiji Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
You're welcome sweetie~ <3
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Gone-Wrong Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
I also have a love for bloomers! They need to be worn more...
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:iconyiji:
Yiji Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Oh yes. Wear all the bloomers, all the time...
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AquaAssassin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Writer
Very handy! :D
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Junniechi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student General Artist
That is so cute, thanks for the tutorial =D >W<
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Yiji Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
You're welcome!
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emerald-iris Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome tutorial! So easy to follow, makes me want to make bloomers even without an idea of what costume to make them for yet :3. Thanks for sharing!
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Yiji Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Make them... just for underpants XD
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Vivid-Vivo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY!!!! I love HMC!!!! And this is so good!! Thanks for the tutorial!!
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Yiji Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
I love it too! I plan to shoot my costume soon, hooray!

Quite welcome, I hope it's helpful!
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Vivid-Vivo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is!! I can't wait to see the costume shoots!!
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AbstractNightmare Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I love your tutorials! The Bow one saved my life!! XDD
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Yiji Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
That's awesome to hear! 8D
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Random-EXplosion Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This tutorial is not only what I have been looking for, but also very easy for a beginner to follow. Thank you so much for making it! It's so hard to find a proper document showing how one makes a pair of bloomers, let alone one that lays the process down step by step. Hopefully now I'll be able to create a few for cosplays and such.
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Yiji Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Oh, that's so wonderful to hear! I was worried because I think sometimes I don't quite explain myself properly. I have more tutorials in the works soon, but I love making bloomers, so this kind of took over XD

Good luck in your sewing endeavors! I'd love to see a finished picture once you're done!
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Random-EXplosion Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nah, it's prefect! The images along with the descriptions is what makes it really helpful in the end. You get to see what exactly the directions are trying to tell you, in which I wish most sewing patterns came with instead of a simple picture and a vague description to go along with it xD;

When I get around to sewing a pair, I will gladly do so!
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torment-lies-within Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Sexy Bloomers!!!
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:iconyiji:
Yiji Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Not as sexy as you! *molest*
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torment-lies-within Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
ooh hoo hoo!
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this-is-teto-007 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
1. by #5 on slide 2 is that a donut?
2. herp derp inc.? LOL.

great tutorial!!!!
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Yiji Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
I was so confused by this comment, until I realised I wasn't reading it right XD

1. Yes! It's my donut pincushion! Isn't it adorable! I got it as a gift!
2. herp derp hurr durr lol

Thank you!
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this-is-teto-007 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
that is so awesome! mine pincushion is just a tomato... :/ lol
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moiramctaggart Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I always enjoy your tutorials. You dumb it down enough for me to get it without making me feel like an idiot.

Thank you.
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Yiji Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Surely you flatter me too much. I don't dumb it down at all.

...I just write it simply enough for my feeble mind to comprehend XD
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