Ninja Costume Cosplay Sewing Pattern - Part 3
In Part 3 of the 4 part series on the Japanese Ninja costume sewing pattern translation, we make the Hakama Pants, the traditional Japanese trousers. Thanks again to the talented DR-Cos for this free sewing pattern!
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Part 3: Sewing instructions for Hakama Pants
Important: All pattern pieces already include a seam allowance.
Fold the two pleats on the edge of the front and back Hakama Pants pieces (see photo below), following the marked lines ((1), followed by (2)).
Press along the dotted lines of the Hakama Pants , bringing the circle symbol to the arrow head, creating two large box pleats on each piece.
Press and stitch the large box pleats in place, using this tutorial as a guide: http://dr-cos.com/kt-12boxpleatskirt4.html
Stitch back crotch and sides of Hakama Pants together.
Attach stiff interfacing to front and back Shin Guards. The bottom pattern piece in the photo below is the template for the interfacing. Attach Top and Bottom Ties you made in Part 2 to front Shin Guard at positions marked by +. Stitch edges of front and back Shin Guards together to make a cylinder shape. Right sides facing, insert Shin Guard into leg opening of Hakama Pants. Stitch together.
Stitch front crotch of Hakama Pants together.
Attach Hip Plate to the back of Hakama Pants by inserting pants into Hip Plate opening. Ensure Hip Plate’s belt loops are centered before stitching.
Insert front of Hakama Pants into Hakama Belt opening and stitch.
Go to Part 4 to make the Hand Guards and Bodice.
Author: Rin Gomura-Elkan
Rin is a sewing lover living in laid-back Australia. Born in Japan, she has a passion for making Japanese crafts accessible to a worldwide audience. She helps women live a more creative and meaningful life on her blog, sewinlove.com.au
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