Not specifically a cosplay I'm planning or intending to do currently, or potentially ever. But certainly a pattern that I think would be very helpful to many people.
As I stated in a previous uniform pattern, I will be making a video tutorial on how to make a sailor fuku and how to size up my pattern drafts into a wearable size, updates will be found on~
My facebook page~ www.facebook.com/pages/Hollita…
my Tumblr~ hl-hja.tumblr.com/
and the video when it's produced will be on my youtube~ www.youtube.com/user/Hollitaim…
This pattern is to scale and available for download, as are all my others.
Pattern sizing help:
Here’s a tutorial I made on making body contouring patterns
even for less fitted things it can be used to make a simple pattern to size up all my pattern drafts on
Anyway, great job on the pattern, have a great day!
Great job on the pattern by the way, and have a nice day!
“I would love to make this but could you give me some instructions to go along with it. Also are those patterns to scale? What side would this outfit be if I did make it (S, M, L?)”
The tone of your initial comment is rude and I understand what the artist feels from this point of view;
Rather than asking for help like you claim, your written tone is not polite and shows no suggestion of a requirement for help, it’s brash and actually rude. You have effectively used informal imperatives on someone you’re not close to.
Here is an example:
To your close friend or family: Pass the salt.
To someone you don’t know, someone who has no obligation to do so, someone who may be in a higher rank to you (such as a teacher, or your boss) or someone you are going to ask things of; in this case the artist: could you please/would you/ could you pass the salt?
Your tone falls into the first example and sorry to inform you, but that is offensive. I do think the artist has overreacted somewhat, but then again I think she has every right to do so on these grounds.
Your problem is, and no offence to you because lots of people do it without realizing it, is that when you write a comment the reader cannot hear the tone of your voice, so what you write has to project your tone.
From her point of view (and mine) your comment suggests you have come onto her work, picked it apart, demanded things of her not even using a single courteous word, such as a please. Yet failed to even look at what was already readily given to you.
If the tone of your initial questions was accurate to the necessary etiquette needed when asking them, I’m sure she would have politely responded that you simply read the description. (As the other person has suggested)
Unfortunately, you have come across someone, no pun to the previous issues intended, who can read (and therefore reads your comments in there correct formal tone). I think it’s a shame, but I would hope that by me giving you an outside opinion that explains to you perhaps why the artist has responded so negatively, in future cases you might take the time to write comments that request things in a more respectful way.
In short, your comment is disrespectful. I cannot understand why you didn't even ask with a please or a thank you, or some wording (or even some positive emoticon) to suggest to the artist that you were asking out of need, rather than for the sake of implying that her work is not ‘good enough’ in its current form.
What you must consider is that your comment bears three questions. It’s not a throw away remark, it’s you listing your needs/wants, which is a demanding act, you have demanded of her like it or not, which would have been fine if you had done so politely.
This is what you could have written: “I would love to make this but some instructions to go along with it would be nice. Also are those patterns to scale? What side would this outfit be if I did make it (S, M, L?)”
Just by putting in that, ‘could you’ rather than your ‘what would be nice,’ *which is very condescending BTW, I actually had to stop reading your comment at that point because I thought “no wonder the artist has blown her top”*
But back to the point; if you’d of written that instead, the whole tone of your questions is instantly respectful and respectable. The artist has no respect for you, because you have shown no respect for her, and I think rather than responding in a virulent, aggressive manner as you have, you should have simply apologized and informed the artist you meant no offence.
Sure I asked for instruction when I honestly meant to say hey instruction would be cool for an incompetent fuckface like me, but then after posting it I noticed a video was on it's way. Strike one, oops. Next I asked it it was to scale because when I downloaded it, it seemed a bit small and I wasn't sure. Then I was curious if there was only going to be one size for the moment and if so what was the measurement for the outfit going to be.
In the end I'm sorry for being too stupid to read, pissing off the artist, and not saying please for thank you the first time. If things would have not blown up like this I would have responded with a thank you for all her help. I also had a right to be angry with my second comment because I think this whole ordeal is silly.
What would be nice is if rather than suggesting I spend more of -MY TIME- producing instructions for you, you took -YOUR TIME- to actually read and I mean ~READ~ the statement below the image. Because, in which I very clearly state that I am going to address how to transcribe my patterns into a usable human scale.
Furthermore, if you once again took your time to actually visit some the update links I have provided for you, you would have found that my patterns are to scale, considering I have been producing costumes and garments from them.
Your comment insults my intelligence, and that is not an intelligent act on your part. I suggest you avoid me and my work and find pattern blocks produced by someone else to use in what you'd 'love to make' because clearly, judging by your pious comment, my work isn't up to the same standard as what you require.