On 22 September I was at mom's place and started working on another part for my Masamune cosplay, namely these.. things.. that he seemingly has (on some pictures at least) for some sort of protection or whatnot.
|These two black flaps that start just under his belt|
|Pretty visible on this game screenshot|
|Haidate set example - a pretty fabulous one at that|
(photo is not mine, I found it somewhere in the dark corners of internet)
|Starting position - a piece of craft foam and black elastic|
So yeah, for that "pouch" I needed pretty much the double of the length of the craft foam piece in fabric, along with some seam allowance just to be on the safe side. I did mark and cut the fabric in half before calling it a day though.
|Fabric cutting in progress|
Okay, so I started these things on 22 September, right? Well, time passed somewhere before I knew what was going on and boom 16th January happened, aka today. I have currently borrowed mom's awesomesauce sewing machine (along with some sewing equipment) to my apartment so it's about time I finish this thing, don't you think?
I started by sewing both the fabric pieces into pouches and that's easy peasy - just folded the fabric in half -right sides against each other- and sewed a straight stitch (I don't need to zigzag PVC, it doesn't fray) at both open sides. Then I just turned the thing inside out
|Sewed "pouch" with craft foam going inside|
|Elastic cut out|
|Sewing about to start..|
|Finished haidate-ish thing :'D|
|Sorry about the mirror photo (mirrored, duh) and that it's, well, dirty.. and checkered-shirt-Masamune.|