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Tutorial: Puffy sleeves by Destinys-spirits Tutorial: Puffy sleeves by Destinys-spirits
Orz, I'll have you know this was done -VERY- quickly. I forced myself to do it because otherwise it would have been exactly the same as the Miki hat tutorial incident - it would have taken me MONTHS to complete the tutorial XD; *beyond lazy*

Somebody requested help on doing puffy sleeves, I was working on my Haine cosplay at the same time therefore I said I'd take pictures along the way and put up a tutorial for it~ So here we have it! It was done in 5 minutes at 1am therefore the wording may be a bit rough 8D;

Haine cosplay is totally in progress and that jacket is a mock up lolol. *needs longer wig*

Example of finished cosplay with puffy sleeves:

*will post clearer pictures once I take them!*
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Lady-Koisuki Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Holy shiz thank you for this tutorial! I needed this to make the dress for my Five Nights at Freddy's Chica cosplay and these shoulders will definitely complete the dress! Thank you!!!
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Sensiblebunny Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
OMG THANK YOU!!! I am cosplaying as someone with puffy sleeves, and all the other tutorials involved cutting weird slits and random stuff into the fabric and I was COMPLETELY confused. Your method is a TON easier! Thanks so much! :)
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Medonii Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Do you think that I can use this for Madoka's school uniform top ?
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Ceimisia Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
omg this is great! thank you :-D
also OMG HAINEEEE ♥
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wierdandfreakyart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconcraiplz: omg!!!i've been looking for a tutorial like this for MONTHS!!!im so glad that you made this ;;u;; makes me soooooooo happy!
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awwww you're so sweet :heart:
Thank you! I'm glad this tutorial makes you happy x)
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Pastelette Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Ahh, so that's how you make the puffy sleeves! I'm surprised to find this kind of tutorial, thanks for sharing!
Great job! I fav this so I can come back to that tutorial in the future! Perfect! =)
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem, thank you for faving it! I'm glad you find it helpful. Admittedly looking back at it I don't think it's the best of tutorials, but the basic principals of gathering the fabric is shown in the photos so I guess people haven't moaned at me yet hah! Wishing you the best of luck for future projects :)
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Pastelette Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
It's quite basic but still pretty good tho. It gives me an idea on how to make a puffy sleeve. I thought it looks hard at 1st, but the instruction looks easy to follow.

Though I was quite confused on the gathering the fabric part. =p Do you mean like squish the fabric together, or something like that? :o Because when I tried it with scrap fabric, it didn't look quite the same as yours. =)
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah gathering is basically where you take a length of fabric and squish it together (you can do this by doing a wide running stitch and then grab one end and pull it tight).
Say you want the poof to be twice the size of your arm. Literally make the sleeve twice as big and then pull it tight to the measurement of your arm and it'll poof out.
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Pastelette Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Ooh ok I see now =D
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lrignafemina Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I finally find one! Ukraine accuracy, here I come!
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay! Glad it'll come in handy x) Good luck!
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annesterling Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm! ^.^ I'll just have to favorite this for quick access!
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe, thanks for the fave x)
I hope it's useful!
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annesterling Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll definitely use it..... eventually.
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Luna-RoxCosplay Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
...I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!
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This helps me a great deal. Thank you ^^
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOOO I'M LOVED! 8D
I'm glad it's helpful x) Thank you very much for the fave!! <333
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Luna-RoxCosplay Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
XD WOOO Indeed :D
No problem! This is like the holy grail for me at the moment XD
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LittleRainbowGirl Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Oh my god I love you x3 I needed a tutorial for my Hitagi cosplay,and now I don't have to go buy a stupid pattern that I would screw up anyway xD
Thank you~
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yaaay! Glad it's helpful x) *happydance*
Haha, I don't tend to get on with patterns myself, I very very rarely use them! Usually I just guess and hope it works LOL!

You're welcome~~ I'd love to see the finished results if possible x)
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LittleRainbowGirl Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Haha I do he same thing, but my mom is always bugging me with "Katie you have to use a pattern or you can't make the -insert cosplay thing here-.
Lol anyway thanks C:
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zhellyzee Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Student
Thanks so much for making this! I think it'll be really helpful for future cosplays! 8D
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! Thank you for the fave ^_^
I hope you find it useful : D
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Ilseaiko-chan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
you know you are a life saver cause i am making my miki hat !! ..and well its kinda coming out weird..and...i am doin' it all over again....
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, I know how you feel! I did mine through trial and error but eventually got it right with a few calculations :)
Hope it helps!
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Ilseaiko-chan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
yeah..i am not math genius..but i'll try my best!!
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Nyame Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
it's nyametan!
you are a lifesaver thankyouuu ,what a coincidence you made this !xD<33
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hellooo!
Yay! I'm glad people find this useful (I'm actually really surprised! Best not complain~)

Thanks for the fave <3
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Nyame Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
haha you' re welcome :D
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Karichi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool! ANd pretty helpful butwhat if the sleeves are not fitted at the top? But instead also puffy at the top. Like this -> [link]
(sorry I couldnt find a better example picture. )
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I hope it proves helpful~
If it's puffy at the top then what I do is exactly the same as what you would do at the bottom. So essentially, it's just one big rectangle gathered to a puffball.

Sorry, my explanation sucks (That's why I provide pictures hurhur!)
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Karichi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, no thats ok, I understand!. Thank! =D
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nymph-of-artemis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Awesome puffy sleeves are puffy! ...And awesome! XD
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Yus, puffy sleeves are puffy! 8D
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Enyaron Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Not show us how to make trousers 8D
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, maybe - but is it not easier just to buy a pattern? I do it through guesswork and wouldn't know how to describe it ;___; I'll try the next time I make trousers : D
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Enyaron Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Indeeds ._. and yays 8D
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Supposedly-Elly Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Haaaaine. <3
I really want to make a Shinshi Doumei Cross cosplay, but they all seem so difficult, especially for a sewing noob like me. ;__;
Thank you for tutorial!!! :+fav:
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
SDC has amazing costumes! It's not too difficult if you use another blouse as a starting point~ Having a pattern will help as well!
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Supposedly-Elly Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
As I've only just started learning to sew this year, patterns confuse me so much... But I'm getting there (slowly)! >.<''
Though, definitely keeping this bookmarked for future reference when I feel more confident about giving Haine's uniform a go. ^^
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay! I'm not the only one who finds patterns confusing XD [I work via guesswork orz]
I hope you do do Haine eventually, I like seeing more SDC cosplayers~

And btw, thanks for all the faves! Much appreciated~
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Supposedly-Elly Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
-Highfives- 8D
I will... Eventually~ 'Tis one of my friend and I's dream cosplays for a long time now (SDC outfits, not just Haine). ^^

You're welcome! You have a cool gallery. ^^
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Freyarule Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Kyaah! This'll come in very handy when I do puffy sleeves! Thanks very muchly! x3
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha thanks! Hope it helps : D
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saikouni-happy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial will be very helpful. Puffy sleeves are really hard to make, infact it took me almost a week to work out how to make puffy sleeves for my Romeo cosplay by guess work, but still not happy with the result T_T Maybe next time I'll try your method ^^
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I hope it helps you the next time you make puffy sleeves~ (I admit, usually I buy some elastic and sew it along the hem.. but I didn't have any elastic so I had to gather it manually - and it's probably a bad habit anyway xDD)

I thought your sleeves for Romeo came out brilliantly though~
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saikouni-happy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I was considering using elastics as a back up if fabric gathering fails.

Glad you though my Romeo sleeves turned out okay because both sleeves were NOT identical, but I suppose it's hard to notice unless you look closely.
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Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I find fabric gathering more consistent than elastic - but elastic is much easier to do [because I'm lazy xD]

Haha! I don't think people are going to worry about them not being 100% identical to each other xDD
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HeavensDevil-x Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Ohh Thankyou! I've been wondering how to do puffy sleves :DD
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