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Old 08-02-2007, 07:16 PM   #1
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Talking Free Patterns and tutorials

I thought it would be a good idea if we had a unique thread for free patterns and tutorials.
I tried hard to find patterns/instructions for the most requested items, like hakama, kimono and traditional japanese clothing.

Sewing tutorials:

Leena's pattern drafting and sewing tutorials:

Making Your Own Patterns From Existing Clothing

Free Burda patterns:,1333669,enEN.html

Free simplicity pattern download:
click on the pop up window when the page is loaded

tutorials to make a pleated skirt:

Sailor Fuku uniform (japanese):

Free kimono pattern + other patterns (japanese):

Free hakama, kimono and karinigu construction (japanese) :
(child size)

Excellent japanese sites with lots of tutorials:

Lots of sewing patterns: yukata, tops, skirt, pants etc(japanese)

Anne Liese's Fibers and stuff japanese clothing:

karinigu and hakama (for dolls will need some adjustements):

How to wear a karinigu:

Hats and accessories (japanese):

Blog of a japanese cosplayer with tutorials.

Wa-Loli Tutorials:

Wa loli pattern(japanese):

Wa loli sleeve construction(japanese):

Here's another one, join the jinbei pattern with a circular skirt:
(jinbei pattern)
(jinbei construction)

Petticoat tutorial(japanese):

Petticoat tutorial(english):

Apron tutorial(japanese):

Circular skirt(japanese):

Miko style pleated skirt(japanese):

Cute animal ears tutorial(japanese):

Tabi socks(japanese):

PITA TEN blouse pattern(japanese):

Final Fantasy 12 Ashelia:

Trinity Blood costume pattern(japanese):

ARIA dress(japanese):

unidentified costume(japanese):

Crimson-Shell costume(japanese):

Bias tape tutorial(japanese):

Coat pattern(japanese):

Lord of the ring cloak pattern and construction(japanese):

Wings tutorial

Naruto cosplay tutorials by Chibi-kun

Cosplay tips:

Bloomers tutorials:

goth loli skirt tutorial:

Empire style dress construction:

Edwardian jacket instruction:

1940's padded Dress construction:

Victorian dress construction:

Easy dress pattern(French):

Bonnet Pattern:

Himegyaru hair tutorial:

Cutsew blouse:

Super Easy Skirt Tutorial:

How to make a Tiered Skirt:

Garter Belt Tutorial:

Wa loli dress

Sailor collar pattern:

Kimono and hakama pattern:

Free pants patterns:

Anyone got interesting links to share?

Last edited by euriclee : 08-22-2007 at 11:03 AM. Reason: Add more links
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:28 AM   #2
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All kinds of great tips at Sarcasm-Hime's links page...

How To Make A Hakama Pattern and instructions by yours truly. ^_^

How To Tie An Obi Instructions and pictures.

Tips for Making Accessories My primer on materials and techniques.

Wearing Wigs Got long hair but want to wear a wig?

Tips for Building Mascots When you want to be big and furry...

Tips for Making Prop Swords Instructions and tool suggestions.

Bootcovers Made Simple How to make custom covers for shoes and boots.

Plus she has good links to other sites for costume help
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:19 PM   #3
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Nice Sailor Senshi outfit pattern/guide I'm using on Lynleigh's site, here:
In Progress:
Baiken - Guilty Gear (50%)
Sol Badguy (Revamp) - Guilty Gear (50%)
Momoko - KOF XI (20%)
Raver May - Guilty Gear (60%)
Artbook May - Guilty Gear (10%)
Sailor Mars - Sailor Moon (30%)
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