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How to Make Yuna’s Skirt

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Cut the fabric to desired length. Length must be 3x your waist measurement.
Sew the back seam. [Optional] Leave enough space to insert a 7″ zipper. [It is best to make the skirt with an elastic waistband.]
Hem the fabric with an upturned 5/8″ hem.
Pleat the skirt. All pleats, except for the middle front and two middle back pleats, are knife pleats. See pleating reference below.

Seam iron the pleats in place.

[Optional] Edge stitch the pleats working from the hem upwards.
Cut out the waistband.

If you’re making a skirt with a zipper, inter face the waistband first. Next pin the waistband to the skirt, right sides together. Adjust the pleats. Sew a 5/8″ seam. Fold the band in half, right sides together, and sew a 1/2″ sew on both ends of the band. Clip corners and turn right side out. Fold up a 5/8″ sew on the band. Hand sew the band to the skirt making sure to cover previous waistband seam. Insert zipper and apply waistband hook and eye to waistband.

If you’re making a skirt with an elastic waistband, sew the back waistband seam before attaching the waistband to the skirt. [The waistband must be your hip measurement+ 1-1 1/4″ seam allowance.] Pin the waistband to the skirt, right sides together. Adjust pleats if needed. Sew the waistband to the skirt with a 5/8″ seam. Cut the elastic to your waist measurement. Fold up a 5/8″ seam on waistband’s unfinished side. Hand sew over the previous seam, leaving a space big enough to insert the elastic. Insert elastic. Hand sew the elastic insertion hole closed.

Paint the design on with pleats together first. Fill in the rest of the design after the paint has dried.

Vwola! The skirt is done. I hope that made sense. If not let me know and I will happily clarify.

Yuna’s Obi

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I have finally gathered all the materials I need for the obi, including acrylic paint for the designs.
I found this wonderful post that included all I need to know about making the obi and bow.
( – 9th post down) It even has pictures! [Last two links in the post.]

Yuna Top

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YAY!!! The top is completed! So far that was the most difficult piece of the outfit. I bought a pre-made spaghetti top shirt(which I modified) and attached a homemade stole type piece of fabric to the top. The hard part was trying to pin the stole to the shirt, especially since I didn’t have a dress form. Surprisingly it worked out better than I thought and the shirt was tacked without much effort.

Yuna Skirt

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Well the skirt is coming along. I had some “technical difficulties” like making it too long. So I’m in the process of trying to shorten it with out ruining it. It’s working so far but I haven’t got to cutting it yet. Here I go!

Yuna Costume

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As a challenge, I am in the process of making Yuna’s costume from Final Fantasy X.
So far I have almost all of the materials gathered and am work, simultaneously, on the skirt, top and sleeves.

Renaissance Costume

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Last month I successfully completed my first Renaissance outfit. It is composed of a chemise, skirt, bodice, and armbands. The chemise is a lightish gray-blue. The skirt is purple with lined designs. As for the bodice the front and back bottom are light purple while the back top and sides are the same material as the skirt. It laces up the front with brown ribbon. The armbands are reversible, one side being the light purple and the opposite side is the same purple as the skirt and part of the bodice. It too laces up with brown ribbon. Pictures are coming soon.

First Post

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My first post on my first blog. =D This is a place where I discuss and report my various costuming endevors, progress, and (hopefully) success!