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Simplicity Pattern 8286 Misses' Knit and Woven Jumpsuit and Leotard




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This Misses' costume pattern by Riki Lecotey (aka Riddle) and Dale Widden is a must-have for your next cosplay event. Pattern features a woven and knit jumpsuit and leotard. Create unlimited looks and characters using this pattern as a starting point. Available as a printable pattern—for more information, see Printable Sewing Patterns.

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Simplicity Pattern 8286 Misses' Knit and Woven Jumpsuit and Leotard is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from difficult but useful pattern I have used some of the other spandex bodysuits for a number of years, and wanted to do something similar to costumes in films, but all the fabrics I could find were non stretch and didn't work will with the stretch patterns I had. so I picked this up and while It is more difficult then most beginners patterns, it was extremely helpful in doing most of the guess work. The instructions aren't that clear, luckily I made a mockup and did all my tweaks in that first. Overall very happy with this pattern and looking forward to creating many more outfits with it.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The most displeasurable time sewing I've ever had This is one of the worst patterns Simplicity offers. The pattern pieces are idiotic and take 2 people stretching the fabric either which way to pin the pieces correctly. I worked with lycra on this for a cosplay (Mina Ashido) and it is the worst experience I've ever had sewing a project. The pieces are in idiotic shapes (look at the elbow piece on the red model because I'm not kidding), and even for someone skinnier than the models on the cover I've had to make extensive adjustments to get the thing to look like a bodysuit. I would've sooner used Simplicity's 1731 pattern for my needs than go through the absolute pain I've had using this pattern.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ease... in a pattern for stretch fabrics. Riiight. After following the instructions for measuring and sizing, even with the 5/8" seam allowance, my supposedly skintight sleeve looked like a sport-jacket sleeve. WAY too much room, even with a woven fabric, nonetheless a stretchy knit (which the pattern calls for, even supplying a gauge to check if your fabric is stretchy enough to work). Ease is important in some patterns but in a pattern meant to be skintight and employing stretch fabrics? With the stylized seams, it's more work editing the suit than it is assembling it. I'm hoping to try to rescue my project but at this point it's almost more work that it's worth. No one with the waist and ribcage of a twelve-year-old boy is a size 14 with this much ease. @_@
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from NOT for beginners! I bought this to make a superhero character for Free Comic Book day and spent so much time struggling with understand the instructions, which are complicated at best, and undecipherable at worst. You have to know how to modify pieces because it is not designed for an average american. There are unnecessary additions t make it even more user unfriendly. I would stay far away from this if you are making a superhero and need a body suit. Wasted money on this pattern, and the fabric I used for it.
Date published: 2017-05-06
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