Cousin Miso is just SO cute! I love Katamari, what a great game!
Somehow I managed to forget to take any progress pictures of the beginning of this project, but I basically just traced a pattern from a t-shirt that fit her comfortably, morphing that into a short A-line dress and working from there. I put a seam in the back to make it easy to put a zipper in. It ended up being too long, so I shortened it.
Alex made the roll that goes around the bottom of the dress/shirt. A simple tube stuffed with leftover bits of cotton batting.
Anyway, the collar was finished off at the back with a few dome fasteners. (Because I just love them so much.) I decided to put it in after the zipper for the simple reason that I've had too many problems putting in zippers where there are a lot of layers and am now purposefully trying to avoid doing that to myself again (see: Floral Pouffe Dress.)
Also I don't know why, but this picture just reminds me of Thing 1 and Thing 2 from 'Cat in the Hat'.
The roll was then measured and hand stitched together at the back, and then the rest was machine stitched to the garment.
I'm really pleased with how this on turned out! I definitely want to make companion costume for this one. Miso needs more friends~! XD