Ami and Mami costume: We had an amazing time with this group! The whole group decided on what fabrics and patterns to use. For patterns we used Simplicity 2286 pattern for the blue underskirt and added lots of ruffles, 6564 for the bolero although we ended up making our own pattern, and 1941 (Misses’ blouse with sleeve variations). The cuffs, ties, and hair bow were our own drafted patterns. The white overskirt was the hardest to make. We drafted our own pattern and helped each other with measurements for the overskirt. It looked like a flower spread out on the floor before it was all sewn together. The polka dots fabric was IchigoKitty’s wonderful idea, we used Spoonflower (where you make your own custom made fabric). All the rainbow colors from Spoonflower turned out great~ The buttons are La Mode in various sizes. The heart lapels were done by IchigoKitty and Akuriko and the chains were bought at Micheals. We connected the lapel and chain via magnets and the other ladies used a different method. We all bought the same mics and boots at ebay. For the boots’ laces we first painted, then heat seal after the paint dried, and then washed them. The boots heels were painted with a mixture of acrylic paint and textile medium.