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So I just wanted to share this method real quick. This was my first ever lolita dress. It holds a lot of sentimental value for me. But alas, I was unable to fit into it after I gained weight (it was already tight on me when I got it). So, I thought of a way on how I could properly modify it. And it’s quite simple.
You remove the mid-back panel out of the dress (use a seam ripper). And then I used that piece of fabric to cut out a new and bigger back panel (for matching fabric). Then I replaced the skirt part with a shiny bustle. And sewed everything back into the dress. By the way, save the fabric scraps of your dress for later. It can be used to make matching hair accessories.
I hope this helped a few of you out there. Feel free to ask me questions, if you have any :)
The Anatomy of a Lolita
This took forever to finish because I was not happy with the diagram. I wanted to draw something that wasn’t too outdated (like many currently available online). I wanted a diagram that reflects a basic co-ordinate relevant to today’s standards.
If you are a new lolita, please use this as a check list to creating your your first outfit. Never EVER forget your petticoat!
the catalog i was looking through specifically called these “gothic lolita” and i’m crying
like at least the “steampunk” patterns look sort of okay with the right styling and i mean. mainstream steampunk is literally BROWN AND GEARS, PERFECT. CORSET???/ UGLY LACE????MORE BROWN.
look at these,
As far as lolita Halloween costumes go I think these are actually not that bad. Not 100% accurate for sure, but then when are Halloween costumes a 100% accurate version of anything.
And I’m no seamstress, but I feel like with some tweaking you might actually be able to make a decent lolita dress using these patterns?
You could probably save the one on the right by raising the bodice part to cover more of the chest and maybe add an extra row of ruffles to the bottom for length. Hell, switch the purple bows with pink ones and it’s already not half bad a dress. There’s potential in this pattern.
Not much can save the one on the left though. That one may just be a lost cause. Or it’s just the fabrics making me think that, I don’t know.
I can definitely see the gathered bust influence from Mary Magdalene’s Rote Rose OP, but it looks a little odd as an underdress? Definitely needs a nice cotton lace at the top, if you keep it like that. Personally, I’d like it better flat, but still with lace. And unless you’re really short, or plan on layering skirts, that underskirt could use another tier for length.
And personally, I’m not terribly fond of the length of the bells of the princess sleeves. But more importantly, what even are the colors of the right look?
As a seamstress I can confidently say both of these dresses can easily be saved and made more Lolita. They are patterns so if you buy non shiny well made fabric and lace, that alone will make them more high quality looking. Yeah add some height to the bust and length to the skirt. The models seem to be wearing A-line or square dance petticoats, so use a bell, or cup cake petti to get that classic lolita skirt shape. Remember the colors they used are just suggestions. The Gothic one can be made all black if you wanted.
So while at Universal, in their City Walk area, there’s a sock shop! Only a few of the things caught my eye, and after doing some online looking, these two brands (Catherine Cole and Foot Traffic) seem to be something to look into.
I know for a lot of us (not me) the hot months are winding down and the colder months are starting, but in the summer time, socks and tights can be a bit bothersome, but here are some cute lace topped socks to help keep you cooler.
Both Catherine Cole and Foot Traffic looked like there was a variety of colors to chose from in the store.
Music Legs is also another brand, but as far as I can tell, they don’t have a website, but can be found in stores if you’re lucky? (in black or white)