Making Your Own
There can be many reasons for which you may want to put together your outfit. Reasons could include those outside of financial reasons and in fact in some situations it is possible to spend more creating your own Garb rather than purchasing it made for you!
Without a doubt though if your coffers are empty, the lowest cost way to dress for your adventure is going to be to do some crafting!
I am not going to recommend sewing clothing, from patterns, yourself as a cost-effective alternative. While this can be a good way to make higher-quality clothing for less, it is much more costly than most of the options you would be able to purchase.
Cost’s for fabrics alone for an individual are USUALLY more than someone buying in bulk can offer, that it is hard to save money by doing a lot of intricate sewing yourself. Where this can save you is if you can sew by hand, and are doing small pieces using remnants or have access to large selections on clearance for applications where you have a lot of leeway on color and fabric type. I will touch upon those examples where appropriate.
Some people can cost effectively sew their clothing. They are usually adept at doing such things and certainly would not need this guide.
The ideas in this manual are examples to hopefully help you get started in being creative on low-cost ways to put together your outfit. Let your imagination flow and come up with your ideas!
Chest and Legs
This guide was written by Eric “Stile Teckel” Higby. You may link to it from any website but please do not copy or reproduce this guide without permission from the author.
I, Stile Teckel, Hereby dedicate this guide to the Shroud of the Avatar Convention. AKA SotA Con. A huge thank you to those involved with the convention who approached me with the idea of creating this guide, as well as providing suggestions and feedback.
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