TITORIAL Tuesday: How to pattern chest armour

It’s TITTY Tuesday again. This week we have something for the guys!

Here’s how you can draft your very own male armour plate, custom from scratch!

As usual, my goal for you is to learn the method itself and use it, adapt it, alter it to make anything you want, rather than copy a pattern.

Step Notes:
Step 1. 
You can do this step by tracing a shirt OR taking shoulder, chest, and waist measurements. Since foam is more rigid than fabric, you may have to make the arm hole curve in more than it does your clothing pattern, But you can worry about this later.

Step 2. Just draw your favorite shape of manboobs. They would be roundish, or square, or whatever floats your goat. Just make lines meet up at the armpit.

Step 3. Look at your reference, or do whatever you like.

Step 4. Draw the underboob line typically around 2-3cm up from the first boob line. The further up you place that line, the more underboob you’ll get. So this is also your freedom. As you get used to drafting these patterns you’ll develop a feel for where to put seams like this.

Step 5. These darts will give your chest plate curve and shape. In the picture, I put darts in my 3 default spots when making male chests: 2 long-ish thin darts to give the pecs a slight, natural looking curve. 1 little dart in the middle of the underboob to give make it round itself in a little. (Add more darts in the underboob if you want a sharper drop).

Step 6 – 8. Standard foam shit.

Here’s what the thing can look like:

I hope this will become a useful skill for you to have in your cosplay making arsenal.
That’s this week’s TITORIAL Tuesday! <3

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