Today I show you how to sew a wide Border. Most Cosplayers have the Problem that our Character has a Pattern, a Braid or similar to his Clothes that are simply not exist to buy.
With this little Tutorial you have one of many Ways to solve this Problem completeley.
This Costume is from Sakizou of the Artbook "Romantic Jewels - Gentleman"
Character: Prince Emerauld
Have a look what the Border looks like:
How to work Step by Step:
What Materials do you need (this can change depending on the Reference):
Fabric (here I use Cotton)
Metallic- / Decorative Thread
Fabric Paints (gold, copper and olive green)
Paper Pattern (make some Copies from your Original for later Steps!!)
Scissors, Pencils and Co.
Make a Test from the whole Pattern or just a Part to see if everything works or if there is any Pieces, which troubles you. Sometimes it also happens that a Step takes longer then expected.
Irons Interfacing onto the Back of your Fabric.
It shouldn't come off.
Draw the Number of Stripes on the Back or/and Front of the Fabric you need. Use a Pencil, Biro or something else.
Done? Paint the Colour on it next.
Now cut and draw the Copy of your Pattern.
(NEVER cut the Original!)
You can also draw the Pattern before the Gold Paint.
IMPORTANT: Before you sew, transferred the Pattern.
The Test was a success?
Then you can start Stitch the Frame for Example with Zigzag. It should be a narrower Stitch.
If you have sewn everything you want to sew, it is Time for a little Paint.
With Brush and Fabric Colorpaint all remaining Surfaces and Patterns.
For fast Work uses a System. Much like on an Assembly Line.
As long as the Border dries, you can start with the BiasTtape.
I prefer to paint Bias Tape in the Color I need.
So I have the same Shade as the Rest of the Border or have the Color I need.
The Paint on the Border and on the Bias Tape is dry?
Then you have to combine it yet.
Feel free to use the Decorative / Metallic Thread if it's fits.
And so it looks finished.
Congratulations - you made your own Border