This particular style came about when I asked a group of similarly clad gals at last year's Costume Con in Toronto what kind of patterns people would find useful. They said it was difficult to figure out the body suit part of this costume. So ....
First, the view with the puffed sleeve didn't make it into the final pattern.
Second, the separate empire bodice with gathers wasn't working at all. As you can see, the sweetheart neck with the little dip in front DOES NOT work in spandex. Also, gathering spandex to more spandex is very problematic. The spandex is thick and doesn't gather well and then the piece it gets sewn to tends to stretch which totally ruins the shape. So I had to completely rethink things.
I plan to talk about sewing the spandex on Friday.
I hope everyone will like this pattern. I have more versions of it I would like to do and other Amine ideas as well.
AND these will only happen if this first pattern sells well ... so ... please buy one and then write in your ideas for Anime pattern shapes you would like to me to work out for you.