And a second “tutorial” of a body. I love beastcubs work and she shows very well how to make a fitting Body.
In general there is nothing complicatet about a bodysuit you need to worry about.
There are some general and easy steps to make one.
1) Make a Tape Dummy of yourself
1a) Put the paddings for digitrade legs, muscle padding or whatever on the underarmor or whatever you want to use to attach them
1b) Make a second tape dummy over the ones with the paddings. I would recommend doing this even if you have platingrate legs. And especially when you do a body for someone else. You don’t want to cut your dress form appart. It will be very helpfull
2) Draw your markings, if there are any, on the Dummy you want to cut appart.
2a) Draw the lines where you want to cut the dummy appart and add smaller lines like here in the DTD Tutorial from latinvixen along the cutting lines
This will help you later.
2c) Mark the fur direction on every single part of your dummy. You don’t want to waste fur because you cut it in the wrong direction.
3) Cut the dummy and make sure every piece is marked with name, color and direction. Use the dart method on parts if necessary.
If you don’t know what darts are please look here http://fursuit.livejournal.com/5653073.html or google it. When you make a body suit I expect you to know what darts are
4) Know you can start with the fur, or cheap test fabric if you are not sure how it will work. I suggest testing first if you make a body for the first time or have a difficult pattern. You don’t want to waste your fur.
Don’t forget the seam allowence on every part. And when you start to transfer the pattern on the fur mark where you added the extra lines on the dummy. Now you can prevent toe fur from getting out fo shape and messing around when you sew it because you could work with this lines. (Difficult to explain in english I hope you know what I mean.)
You can follow this tutorial for the rest (Sewing the parts together, adding Zipper and so on)
I also recommend to handsew difficult and small markings. And I recommend this post from beetlecat too