I have been such a blogging and crafting slacker lately! Hard to say if that will end soon or not, but oh well.
Back in April, I spent some time measuring my husband and our friend Colin so that I could draft up some Mario and Luigi costumes for our Disco Mario Party group cosplay at DragonCon 2015. I had a measuring helper bee as well. Here is Suzanne taking a chest circumference measurement for Colin!
And here I am taking a side seam measurement (underarm to floor) on my husband.
Ultimately, we took a bunch of measurements for these costumes, which will include me making hats (yay…), overalls, and disco shirts. We might buy the gloves, or I might make them, haven’t decided yet.
And so far, I have taken some of Jesse’s measurements and turned them into a pattern for overalls. I am planning to make his overalls first and then I will know if I need to make modifications (or even if I will need another pattern) for Colin’s.
I’ve never sewn overalls before, but having sewn plenty of pairs of pajama pants, I based my pattern pieces off that, just extending the waistline of the pajamas up to where the overalls end, and belling out the ankles a bit for a more 70s look.
I’ll let you know how they turn out heh. I’m terrified that my 5 yards of fabric is not gonna be enough for overalls …