That 70s Shirt

I’ve been more productive sewing this week than I have in a while.

First, I have nearly finished the second pair of overalls – Mario’s – for the Disco Mario Party cosplay group.  The only thing I have left to do before the fitting is hem the upper edge and around the straps of the overalls.

With that mostly done, it was time to figure out a pattern for the shirt.  Here is the basic design I was hoping for.

Flared sleeves, high collar, obnoxious 70s print.  You get the idea.

I started by sketching out the pieces I felt like I would need.  It was hardest to draw the collar piece.

I actually had to cut that piece twice and adjust it slightly the second time.  Regardless, when done, my shirt pattern pieces looked like the below.  

I separated the sleeve into two pieces in order to flare out the bottom of the sleeve.  I also decided to separate the main shirt pieces into multiple parts.  Since I plan to use Fosshape to get the collar to stand up nicely, I need to connect the collar to some other molded pieces of Fosshape – around the neck line and the shoulder seams in the front and back.  

I was even ambitious enough this week to cut the fabric for both shirts – the Fosshape and the shiny mesh.  

Next up after this will be hats.  The fireball Mario and Luigi costumes have white hats, and I seem to have enough fabric for it.  But I also have leftover sequinned fabric.  So what do you think – shiny holographic white hats?  Or shinier green/red sequinned hats?  Vote in the comments! 🙂


2 comments for “That 70s Shirt

  1. Jill
    July 16, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Oh, please say it’s going to be hats like this:
    Because of 70’s awesome. If so, I vote green/white and red/white sparkly etc. 🙂

    • July 16, 2015 at 7:33 am

      Ooooo … An interesting idea! I like it. I will see if I can manage to pull a pattern together that does this… 🙂


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