Confessions of a Rufflebutt

The little place of lolita, steampunk, otome and otaku-ness of Yamneko, a self-proclaimed Ruffle-butt.

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dollneedle:

How to make a cutsew.

246 followers! Thank you all so much and Wellcome to my humble blog!

This tutorial is a bit harder then the last one. A few more details and I feel that the tutorial Went a Little bit fuzzy, time to time.
But as I promised, here it is. If you have any questions about it, its alright to ask and I will do my very best to help you.
I’m sorry it took such time, but my free Photoshop passed the last date for Days ago and I had to wait until I could get the chance to get a membership at Adobe and then to subscribe to Photoshop. But it is done, and I hope you all wish alot more tutorials to complete your Lolita-look or even tutorials about other things. If there is anything you wish to know, just ask.
Thank you all so much, yet again. I appreciate each and everyone of you, my dear followers.

Love
V

Ps. Sorry for my bad English in the tutorial. I will try to be more clear next time. :)

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divinecross:

Received another precious !!! 
After reserving it in may, it finally arrived to me ahaha. It’s really pretty, the colors are so vibrant ! 
<3 

WHATS IT CALLED 

divinecross:

Received another precious !!! 

After reserving it in may, it finally arrived to me ahaha. It’s really pretty, the colors are so vibrant ! 

<3 

WHATS IT CALLED 

divinecross:

silent-omen:

disutunbaby:

hadn’t worn this one in a long time &lt;3

Absolutely beautiful!! ♡

if I can one day look like this and have this bod srsly I’ll have one great thing in life at least 

divinecross:

silent-omen:

disutunbaby:

hadn’t worn this one in a long time <3

Absolutely beautiful!! ♡

if I can one day look like this and have this bod srsly I’ll have one great thing in life at least 

theblacklacedandy:

aerynsys:

My wardrobe post is now up on EGL! - But here’s an abridged version for your on the go enjoyment :3 

Fashion inspiration.

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meltyicecreamdarknessnightmare:

positive-lolita:

lolitaproblems:

the-milk-eyed-mender:

lolita-tips:

linashirou:

nandeyan3n:

translated this for fun 

I’ve been hoping for a translation of this! I’ve honestly never thought to use washing bags for anything other than socks with lace and bras.

THANK YOU

bringing this back

Thought this was handy

Needed this.

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ohmyyesgothiclolita:

totemo-kawaii—ne:

❥Witch Lolita is a fun Halloween spin on Gothic Lolita.
❥Clothing is still dark with colors like deep red, black or brown. Long sleeves are preferred but not mandatory.
❥Witch Lolita’s hair is worn down and long [wig or not] and is colored black, orange, red or white / grey.
❥In the photo above, you can see that the stockings worn are striped. These are preferred versus normal one-tone stockings. And with them, boots are typically worn but Mary Janes work as well.
❥Accessories are those that a witch might use — a broom, a pointed hat, a wand, or even wings. Brooms and pointy hats are the two most common and crucial parts to this style.
❥When using makeup, the look can either be simple and light with only a little eyeliner or the face can be made to look more pale and eyeliner / eye shadow can be used to add a smoky and mysterious look to the eyes. Lipstick is black as well.
❥Witch Lolitas nails are usually long and claw-like, painted black as well.
[photo credit]

ohmyyesgothiclolita:

totemo-kawaii—ne:

❥Witch Lolita is a fun Halloween spin on Gothic Lolita.

❥Clothing is still dark with colors like deep red, black or brown. Long sleeves are preferred but not mandatory.

❥Witch Lolita’s hair is worn down and long [wig or not] and is colored black, orange, red or white / grey.

❥In the photo above, you can see that the stockings worn are striped. These are preferred versus normal one-tone stockings. And with them, boots are typically worn but Mary Janes work as well.

❥Accessories are those that a witch might use — a broom, a pointed hat, a wand, or even wings. Brooms and pointy hats are the two most common and crucial parts to this style.

❥When using makeup, the look can either be simple and light with only a little eyeliner or the face can be made to look more pale and eyeliner / eye shadow can be used to add a smoky and mysterious look to the eyes. Lipstick is black as well.

❥Witch Lolitas nails are usually long and claw-like, painted black as well.

[photo credit]

mszombi:

Tip for newbie lolitas: If a shop sells both cosplay and lolita, its almost certainly unreliable. The only notable exception that I can think of it Fan Plus Friend and they keep the lolita and the cosplay sections of their store completely separate. Anyone else, steer clear. Even worse are shops that sell wedding/prom dresses and lolita. Don’t touch those stores with a ten foot pole.  

Edit: I was just reminded that Bodyline has a cosplay section, too. Still, aside from those two, cosplay sites are usually bad news when it comes to lolita. 

This a photo of a Fan Plus Friend skirt, with a blouse THAT THEY NO LONGER HAVE AND I LUST FOR IT SO BADLY (i want the skirt too, but that blouse more) 
I need to figure out a way to make it! 
I should get down to the garmet district and buy a shit ass amount of lace, and a nice t-shirt/longsleeve shirt to alter 

This a photo of a Fan Plus Friend skirt, with a blouse THAT THEY NO LONGER HAVE AND I LUST FOR IT SO BADLY (i want the skirt too, but that blouse more) 

I need to figure out a way to make it! 

I should get down to the garmet district and buy a shit ass amount of lace, and a nice t-shirt/longsleeve shirt to alter 

So I’ve been crocheting peter pan like collars. They’re 15$ plus shipping if you want one. Some examples here. You can request whatever colors you want. I’ll be putting more photos up later that also will have some headdress accessories, and the buttons I have so far. ( I need to get more, any recommendations on that?)

Making some peter pan collars. This is a light pink (god I need to figure out how to take good pictures) but I dont know what kind of button to put on it. Any suggestions?

Making some peter pan collars. This is a light pink (god I need to figure out how to take good pictures) but I dont know what kind of button to put on it. Any suggestions?

bluebombardier:

the-4th-tree:

I never realised you could be in love with a shoe until I went on the Chie Mihara website. (x)

Holy shit I think these are heels I would wear.

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modmad:

potentialforart:

nocakeno:

afewnovelideas:

king-of-roses:

So Excentrique’s spring range is interesting.I think I want most of it.

These are gorgeous.

i NEED

so like mod, I can see you in all of these.

GIMME

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theblacklacedandy:

parlefeu:

blackpeacenow:

Black Peace Now Coordinate

  • Ruffle Corset Coat, a button up panel in the front that looks like a vest
  • Long Collar Blouse with Ruffle Jabot and Pin
  • Two Button Vest with Tulle Tail
  • Balloon Print Skirt, fully shirred

Please visit Black Peace Now in San Francisco or check out our webstore. These items will be on the web store soon! If you’d like to order them now, or would like to order a sold out item, please email us at info@peacenowusa.com for a free special order!

You’d be very cute in this if it would fit you well! I always have a hard time judging with these big, poofy numbers. 

Aww thank you baby!

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A variety of cotton Cluny laces! Gathering Cluny lace is as simple as locating a thread alone the top of the lace and tugging. Some of the larger laces may have gathering stitches run through the middle, and there might even be two or three lines of threads to pull. Cluny lace comes in hundreds of different styles but there are tons of reoccurring patterns that make it easy to match and combine lace. To attach your lace you can do it by hand, or you much more quickly by using a machine and a zig-zag stitch. Always pin your lace... I was just too lazy for a demo. Combined! That took all o ten seconds and the seam is barely detectable! You can see the difference the length and width of your zig-zag can make. On the left is a longer zig-zag and on the right is a much tighter one. You can create entire panels of lace to create huge pieces you can't buy in stores. By trimming and combining laces you can create diamonds, scallops and tons of other shapes on a huge or small scale.

striking-twice:

Cluny lace FAQ and tutorial!

Since I’ve been using this stuff for an upcoming project of mine a lot of my friends have been asking me about Cluny lace, so I decided to make this mini FAQ and tutorial!

What is Cluny lace? Cluny lace sturdy bobbin lace for clothing and interior decoration made by hand or machine of linen or cotton thread and characterized by wheat or wheel designs on a coarse mesh.

Cluny lace has been used in women’s costume since the late 18th century and is both accurate and appropriate for many historical garments, especially ladies fashions.

Why else is Cluny lace awesome? It comes in hundreds of different styles and sizes, from extremely chunky patterns to delicate net. Since Cluny lace is made of either cotton or linen it can be starched for extreme stiffness, washed for softness or dyed a huge variety of colours.

Cluny lace is easy to use and is an extremely versatile lace. Many larger laces come with hidden threads to gather without running your own stitch. It’s also very easy to attach different laces together to create huge panels and intricate designs, you can also trim the lace to customize the shape and size which is especially handy for cosplay.

Beware, once you use cotton and silk laces it is difficult to go back! I just can’t handle using polyester laces anymore because it can look very cheap in comparison, especially when used for historical costuming. You can’t starch polyester laces (not very well anyway) they can’t take a lot of wear and tear and they don’t have nearly the range of sizing and style. It’s also not that much cheaper, and can be even more expensive in some cases.

Click the photos above for a short tutorial on gathering and combining lace with notes in the captions!

For more information you can send me a note or use google, happy lace…ing.

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einifuu:

I’ve had this coord hanging on my dressform for months now, but I just couldn’t get an even remotely nice picture of it. Everything is handmade or at least decorated by me, except for the Black Peace Now jacket and a Closet Child necklace!

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