So some of you might remember when I cosplayed as Taneshima from the (really really cute >.<) anime called "Working!!".
Honestly, I usually just go to cons in a Harley Quinn or Misty outfit so this is the first time I've really had to make anything. It was still a pretty easy cosplay-- white school blouse, black skirt, knee high socks, and I bought a black ribbon and tied it around my neck. The only thing I really had to do was the apron.
Which was hell to find.
My friend (pictured above) and I went to countless stores in about 5 different malls just to find a plain white apron. Then, after that, I had to cut about half of the middle out and then sew it back together so that it wasn't so long.
Then I used that extra fabric to make the frills. Usually if you'd like to sew gathers, you sew a strip of fabric along the bottom normally and then push the fabric together so that it bunches together. Big, anime-ish frills work differently (but are just as easy)!
Start to sew the fabric along the bottom as normal and once you'd like to create a frill, take some of the unsewn fabric and double back over it (there should be 3 layers of fabric on top of each other) and sew. It's a little hard to push through so much fabric, and the hardest part is just not pricking yourself, I find, but it ends up making everything so much cuter. ☆