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hello-batty:

Had one much fun at the symphony yesterday. We got dressed up in all our witchy goodness and experienced #halloweenathogwarts #harrypoter #phoenixsymphony #lolitafashion #gothiclolita #witch

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  • usxarthurxkirklandxukSo I'm planning on doing a maid cosplay with a friend at a con in a few months. The problem is, we're not sure where to go for patterns! We'd like something a bit more "traditional" and "cutesy" rather than "sexy", which has made finding a pattern almost impossible... Do you have any specific patterns you like, or recommend for maid uniforms? Small alterations are fine (changing a collar, lengthening a skirt, etc). We're both plus sized, if that helps any? Thanks in advance if you can help!!!
  • hello-batty

    I usually just draw up what I want then I go to Joanns and look at all the patterns in the dress section and costume section and buy the ones that match closest to the cut I want and alter them from there. Sometimes piecing up to three different patterns together. I draft the apron patterns from scratch though. 

    The first generation maid uniforms are straight from a simplicity costume pattern and a rectangle skirt. The second generation are the same pattern but minus the front details, with added sleeves, and a circle skirt with ruffles. The third gen is a mccalls I think with like a zillion alterations and 4 circle skirts with horsehair braid. 

    I sort of play Dr Frankenstien when I sew things… I just grab patterns laying around my room and test it till it works. 

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