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Handmade thread

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A thread for cute handmade pieces.
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>>8600688
This kind of thing is what people should wear with tudor headdresses.
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>>8600362
Wow, is that really handmade? It looks like MM. She did a great job.
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>>8602074
she did, iirc
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>>8602074
There was a navy and gold Tudor lolita outfit as well made once. It was gorgeous.
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Hairspray-chan made her own dress
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requesting simple but still cute dresses?
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>>8602122
Oh goodness, this is lovely.
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>>8602122
Wow, that's beautiful.
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>>8600362
Damn, she looks so old
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>>8603585
And she still looks better than you.
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>>8602520
Do you have the back view of this one? I love it.
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>>8602554
looks wonderful on her
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>>8602525
Is the dress handmade? Did she screenprint it?
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>>8603585
shes looks like a do nothing stay at home mom
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>>8603624
yes and yes.
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>>8602122
I've been eyeing that fabric for a while and damn, that looks gorgeous. I really want to attempt making a skirt with that fabric as well, sometime.
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>>8604126
Link?
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>>8604268
It's Michael Miller "Golden Angel" series, you can find it several places.
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>>8604416
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>>8604417

>pic related
She said she made the jacket herself.
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>>8604414
everything she makes is glorious
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>>8604414
Her stuff is so good.
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>>8603585
Fuck off age player.
Lolita is an alternative fashion that people of varying ages wear. If you're here because you want to look like a little girl then kindly fuck off.
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>>8605696
Kindly get the salt out of your vag. No one said she's a bad lolita or that she shouldn't wear it. While we're here to appreciate her skills, it doesn't change the fact that she does look very old. Stop white knighting for no reason.
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>>8606033
I don't know this girl, but she does not look that old to me. It's not like she looks like she's in her 60s or something.
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>>8604417
I love this. The newspaper roses are especially darling.

>>8606033
This exactly. What disproportionately salty responses, jesus...
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>>8604420
There's something off about this jacket. I think it's the center panel. It needs interfacing or less buttons or something. The sleeve cuffs could use some ornamentation too. Velvet is a bitch to work with and this might have worked better in a different fabric.
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>>8604408
I love how her camera strap is also lace
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>>8604414
>>8604408
>>8604405

Link to tumblr/blog/whatever?
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>>8606508
>>8606033

She looks her age you dumb fucks. Saying "she looks so old" is exactly the same as saying " she looks so blond" or " she looks so black" it implies there is something wrong with it and you value the opposite and with that in mind the fashion is for people of all ages and if youre in it because you want to look young/think that's what the fashion is about then you're most likely in to some age play whether you choose to admit it or not.
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>>8608297
She's the designer/owner of Lily of the Valley on etsy/tumblr(?)/etc
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>>8608297
use reverse search on google and you ill find it
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think this was handmade but don't remember for sure
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I love this girl with a burning passion

>>8603585
If she can rock lolita at whatever age she is, so can I.
She gives us hope.
>>8604770
hnggggg
>>8608599
>HB doesnt match print at all
>dat sad poof
>dat awkward white fabric at the bottom of the skirt
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One from the old school days.
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>>8609327
That's Meta
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>>8606125
Is this Baby or a replica? Pretty sure it's the latter
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>>8609502
It's a replica. Baby's only came in red, black or pink and had a different embroidery technique.
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>>8609498
Oh really? My apologies, could've sworn it was labeled handmade somewhere
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>>8609615
Wow
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>>8609627
That lace
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>>8609615
Damn, this is gorgeous.
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Best handmade lolitas on tumblr?
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>>8609330
That fabric is fabulous, does anyone know where to get it?
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>>8604416
Did she make or buy the blouse? If she bought it doesn't anyone who were it came from?
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>>8610039
She has a bunch of fabric stores near her house in Chiba.
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>>8612531
Wish there were more handmade things in CoF.
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>>8610003
myhandmadelolita.tumblr.com is good, I don't know about "best" but she certainly is very prolific and has a lot of inspiration/tutorials to look through
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>>8608596
>left
Looks like my special occasions uniform from highschool
>tfw i love it.
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>>8610064
It's also handmade
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Any links for some of these? Maybe a handmade shop list. I'm really fond of indie and handmade lately and would love to buy from some of them.
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>>8613360
I'm not sure how many of them do commissions, but a tumblr list would be nice. Then at least you could message people.
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>>8613302
Your highschool had good taste
>American uniforms are so ugly
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>>8613360
Or a list of etsy shops.
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Anyone have good sweet or classic sweet?
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>>8608336
>She looks her age you dumb fucks
Yeah and that's why she looks like she's in her 30s. I'm sure she's nice and doesn't deserve hate, but come on, she looks like a damn school teacher, and not the hot kind that gets caught fucking the students.
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>>8602122
This is so beautiful
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>>8614718
Since when is it a goal in lolita to look like a hot milf pedophile?
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>>8615038
It's not. That's my point. She is not even the hot version of what she is.
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>>8616047
Oh, i own this dress. Bought it ages ago off the sales comm but it doesn't fit right, the straps are too long and the bust a tad too big. It's lovely though.
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>>8615537
How old are you? Why are you so surprised to see an older person in lolita? There's actually quite a few literal school teachers wearing the fashion, what's wrong with that exactly? I DONT get it.
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>>8614718
Seriously fuck off with your age play fetish. This fashion is not about looking young.
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>not posting someonefromrussia yet
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>>8616504
I don't think its an age player but more likely a school kind who doesn't understand the concept of alternative subcultures and is confusing it with a teenage trend or something.

I mean, she thinks 30 is old and seems genuinely shocked that a 30 year old isn't hiding under a rock and is OUTSIDE EXISTING I remember thinking this way when I was 14.
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>>8616521
Oh. I didn't even think of that! The "she LOOKS so old" (As opposed to "she IS old") comment makes a lot more sense now and is actually kind of hilarious. Did she think it was a weirdly old looking teenager? lol
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>>8616540
lol god, the kids here. There's this whole gaggle of teens/young people that hit up /cgl/ that seem to think that as soon as you hit 25-28 you have to forsake all your fun hobbies and take up book clubs and wine tasting parties.

We definitely trend a bit younger just because cons are exhausting for people with careers, but "trending younger" for 4chan means that we don't have as many people over 40 as you'll find on the other hobby boards.
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>>8615537
She still looks better in lolita than you ever will. The fashion isn't for ugly cunts like you, you dumb fuck
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>>8616517
Please tell me she has an etsy or does commissions.
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>>8613278
address doesn't work?
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>>8616695
She does do commissions. I think you just have to contact her through tumblr or instagram or something
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>>8615537
Again, lolita isn't about being the "hot" version of anything. She looks fine. You know you need to be 18 to post here, right?
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>>8616540
While I agree with you, I don't think she looks like she's in her 30s. At least not early 30s. I'm 29 myself, and most my friends and co-workers are around 30-35. She looks older. I think it's the wrinkles around her mouth. Again, not that it's wrong or looks bad with the fashion etc. And I don't even know how old she really is. But if she is in her early 30s she does LOOK older. So the anon who said that might be right.

>>8616602
Calm down please.
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>>8616520
The color and construction are absolutely lovely, but I have mixed feelings about the sheen of the primary fabric.
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>>8617226
What fabric is used for this sort of dresses?
>>8616384
this looks a bit like a heavy curtain sort of fabric. Would it be huge faux pas to sew a piece of clothing with "decorational" fabric (the sort of that is used for pillow covers and curtains)?

It seems like that's the only option I have in my country when it comes to printed fabric.
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>>8616520
Ooohh wow I love that shimmery fabric.
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>>8617299
Personally, I think she looks in her thirties. There's nothing wrong with that, though. Classical lends itself really, really well to this woman and there's nothing wrong with being in lolita despite being older. What are you supposed to do? Hit 25 and then just sell everything off? She looks so elegant and beautiful and to be honest I'd rather hang out with a mature lolita than a 16 year-old lolita.
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>>8617505
Lots of lolita dresses are made with heavier fabrics (mainly velvet) so as long as you have petticoats able to lift it, then you should be fine. That's the main issue. Also, try wearing it in colder seasons just to avoid the heat and heavy fabric is much more acceptable in colder weathers.
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>>8617522
Thank you very much for the reply, Anon.
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>>8617522

Sometimes I find good lolita fabrics in the home decor section. They may have a more interesting texture or just have a better selection of florals (I wear classic). If you look at a lot of printed lolita dresses, they will still have some type of texture of interesting weave. You don't necessarily want heavy, heavy, upholstery fabric, but if you line it and it still has decent drape, don't be afraid to look outside of the regular fabrics section.
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>>8612531
This beading is incredible, would love to see more examples of handmade with intricate beading and embroidery like this!
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>>8612531
I love this but it's so nitpick. she needs a petti and a different hat. Maybe even something to cover her clavicle. I also really don't like her shoes.
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>>8617668
No worries!

>>8617805
Heavy heavy is different to curtain fabric (unless you have intense curtains). The close-up thread really made me feel comfortable looking at heavier fabrics. Haven't found anything good, because I live in a small place. Velvet was just the easiest example I could think of.
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>>8610003
I follow these ones:
atelierangel
lieschenr
lotvdesigns
lemontree11
konekoanni
mylolitahandmade
sadiene

They're not all sewing, most of them are personal/general Lolita blogs as well. I don't know of many that are purely Lolita sewing.
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>>8602520

This is how you use the print properly. I wonder why so many people who sew are bad at picking colors and letting the fabric work for you.
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is this fabric loliable?
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>>8614718
Because being in your thirties is old? fuck off.
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>>8617964
I think it would be super cute!
>why does that fox look like a deer tho
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>>8616504
I have come to believe that most Lolita's are age players deep down. Pointing out how old someone looks is pretty common, like they are surprised the fashion isn't mostly full of "kawaii" toddler looking girls.
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>>8617964
lolita or otome i'd say. it reminds me a lot of ETC for some reason
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>>8618026
Pointing out how old someone looks is pretty normal in any sort of fashion community, or even just in gossipy areas/circles in general. Have you never seen a tabloid? They're constantly going on about how so and so has more wrinkles on their forehead than a sharpei and definitely needs botox!!
I think the people who constantly scream that people who look older shouldn't wear lolita are pants-on-head retarded, though. I'm going to dress cute as fuck for as long as I live.
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>>8618057

I mean OP does look like she was in a botox session gone wrong so.
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>>8618239
słodziaste as fuck
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>>8617742
Who is this girl? I've been wanting library prints lately. I'd love to commission her or have her etsy.
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>>8618357
I'm not sure, just found it while browsing for handmade dresses.
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>>8618357
This picture is from a few years ago. I forget her name but she unfortunately passed away in an accident a couple years ago. She's also the girl that started lolibrary.
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>>8618438
Construction looks decent, but I really wish the bodice and straps were simple black fabric; that would have been lovely.
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>>8618682
I think I remember hearing about the owner of lolibrary passing away. Didn't know she was also a sew-loli. I'm very sorry to hear that.
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>>8617515
Same. I can see how the obviously bad pic does it bad justice. But it looks like a texture we don't see a lot on Lolita.
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>>8616522
All of this is gorgeous. Help me.
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>>8619742
Isn't that one of Rouge Aerie's first dresses?
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>>8609330
So beautiful it just hurts my heart.

>>8617299
I hope the anon doesn't calm down. Tired of seeing older Lolita get sandballs thrown at them. We're all going to get older, and I don't plan on outgrowing any of my stuff and abandoning my wardrobe of pastels.
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Could anyone recommend me UK based stores to get nice trimming and lace? I've been meaning to make a jsk as my first handmade lolita project but now that I moved to the UK I'm not sure which reputable stores to look for. Thank you in advance!
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>>8619755
Different anon, but I'm pretty sure that for that print a lot of people bought the fabric directly from them and made their own. That's why there are so many different styles out there. Pretty sure I remember reading on their FB page that they just sold the fabric as well as the few they made themselves.
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>>8619781
That one and a few others were made by RAD (their watermark is in the bottom corner). But yes, mostly the fabric was sold on spoonflower.
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>>8620065
Man. Wasn't this something LotV showed at Otakon years and years ago? Or am I confusing people's stuff?
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>>8620070
Ha-ha yes! 2008 if I'm correct. So impressed you remember as I completely forgot I even made that!
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>>8620318
I always forget you're on here sometimes...

Have always loved your stuff, and I was getting into lolita in like 2007-08, so my memories of that period are pretty cemented. Those first "big" events between 2007 and 2009, when conventions, first bringing over guests, and letting people run fashion shows. Oh, and TokyoPop was still alive.
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>>8619767
I'm an older lolita myself, I get the point and I still think that anon should calm down. Cursing, calling people you've never even seen ugly and generally overreacting at what is pretty much a calm and mature discussion just makes anon and his point look stupid and immature. And that doesn't help anyone.
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>>8616785
Oof, sorry! It's http://mylolitahandmade.tumblr.com/.
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>>8621878
Joann
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>>8600688
i have such a lady boner for tudor inspired dresses
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>>8602525
>>8604073

Holy fuck thats gorgeous, amazing she did so much beautiful work <3
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Does anyone have experience dying fabrics?
I bought white fabric because it was the only one that wasn't shit, but now I'd like to dye it light pink. I'm not sure what kind of fabric it is, I got it at a wholesale place. I also got rit dye in a darkish pink.
Should I cut the pieces first? Dye first? How do I get the dye to evenly sit on such a big piece of fabric?
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I've been playing Onechanbara and I love Saki's outfit (pic related). I'd love to make her dress as a main piece for some coords.
Would this be weird? I feel like it'd be less like "cosplay lolita" and more like the Rozen maiden IW line.
But I'd love to hear other people's opinions on this.
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>>8622747
Doesn't look like it'll translate well to an actual dress, especially the elongated bodice. Personally I'd try to sketch it/shoop onto a photo of myself to see if it would compliment my figure.
Other than that I see nothing wrong with incorporating loliable items that were not designed with lolita clothing in mind.
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How tacky would it be to make a fleece capelet for casual sweet outfits in the winter? I have a more formal coat as well, but I wanted to make something quick to cover other colorways.
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What fabric would you recommend for making a school uniform-inspired JSK? It has to be thin enough to make pintucks and preferably come in solid grey.
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>>8622819
I think it could work if anon fiddles with the proportions a bit. VM and MM have released quite a few dropped waist cuts with a gathered skirt that can be used as reference.
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I'm looking for thick semi-matte ribbon, like what Innocent World uses for some of their accessories (pic related, the solid color part). It's like a very dull satin, and double-sided. I thought it was called "sateen" but Google just gives me results for satin ribbon and it's impossible to judge the shininess from photos. Any ideas on where I could find it?
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>>8624675
I wholeheartedly agree. The question is whether Anon has the figure to pull it off. If she's not an hourglass, she might end up looking like a brick or even a balloon with frills. It's a very tricky and unflattering cut.
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>>8622747
Honestly anon, I think the dress design is pretty ita by lolita standards, and looks like something Marble would've put out in 2004. You might want to stick to just cosplaying it because after the design adjustments necessary to make it look nice as a lolita dress it wouldn't be recognizable anymore.
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>>8625231
Looks like petersham ribbon?
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>>8625418
reread the post, anon was asking about the other ribbon
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>>8625589
Oops, misread. My bad
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I made a skirt today! I'm happy with my gathering skills, I think I'm getting much better at it!
On the other hand I can never get my circle skirts hemmed evenly, especially not when I'm working in cramped dorm rooms.
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>>8629928
dropped pic
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https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetRococoFabrics

Found this in another thread while looking for an old lolita. Here's something for anyone who wants some sweet prints.
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Has anyone come across that light yellow lace that Innocent World and Mary Magdalene use? I love that it looks gold against other colours, but isn't as garish as gold lace itself. Been looking up and down Etsy with no luck.
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Hopefully this is a good place to ask rather than the general help thread - is there any reason one might not want to do shirring with the elastic thread method rather than the elastic + casing method I've seen most use? For example, would this sort of shirring: http://www.made-by-rae.com/2013/08/tutorial-shirring-with-elastic-thread/ be considered in bad taste for the back of a lolita dress? I'm always surprised by things/techniques more knowledgeable seamstresses turn their noses up at, and I wanted to make sure that this was not one of those things.
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>>8631158
Elastic thread shirring tends to be more fragile, is all. It's also common to see on little girls' summer dresses, which some people interpret as having a "cheap" look. Another way to go about it is to actually sew through strips of elastic as well (attaching them directly to the fabric as you stretch the elastic). That's a BIT sturdier than elastic thread, and brands use it for summer pieces that aren't lined, but the channel method tends to just work best because it's sturdy, tidy, and in general looks nicer.
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>>8631158
I see this more often with blouses or in small shirring panels that aren't meant to have a good deal of stress put on them. I've only seen bodyline use that method for their shirring on their dresses. The stitches can pop and the elastic can come loose.
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>>8629947
Those are ugly and you should feel bad
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Opinions?
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>>8632977
Sorry you have shit tastes. Enjoy your Jo-Ann fabrics.
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>>8633168
I like it! Are you thinking of adding any lace to the bottom of the skirt?
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>>8629929
I wear the same shorts under my skirts anon! I'm wearing them right now!
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>>8633168
I'd love to see a more detailed shot of the side lacing. looks gorgeous :)
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>>8622676
I've dyed a blouse, skirt and a giant 4 meter stretch of fabric. Blouse and skirt went fine.
The fabric was orange and REALLY heavy (2kg). I dyed it dark red while I only wanted it tinted slightly more red. The dye was only supposed to be for 600 grams of fabric. I don't know what happened. I was worried it would be blotchy because of the amount of dye not being enough for the fabric but it was evenly covered and as dark as the package.
If you're doing a machine wash like me, I think it won't be a problem to get it evenly covered, but it will be a challenge getting the right shade of pink. Dying is a heck of a job, anon, good luck :/
(Also they're not kidding about wearing gloves. One tiny speck of powder and my finger was blue for days.)
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>>8634591
Thanks for the information!
Update on this:
I just went for it. I wanted to dye white fabric pastel pink. But I didn't find light pink dye, so I got "fuschia" rit dye. I found it was too purple-based when I watered it down, so I mixed in some yellow rit dye from a past project. I watered it down a lot, but the samples kept dying too bright. So I dunked a piece for 5 seconds, rinsed it in hot water, then put it aside. I then threw it in the washing machine with hot water and dried it.
I cut out the pieces before I dyed it, but I would not reccomend that. It made for easier and more even dying, but when I washed it, it frayed like a mofo.
All in all a good experience.
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>>8633684

Actually i've already sell this skirt, but i'm aiming for concrit for next projects!
What kinda lace do you think? Guipir? I didn't think about it because the skirt was so long with the ruffles (75cm total)

>>8634560
It was very simple, I hope to improve next time. I put it only to hide where the boning was.
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>>8631164
>>8631162
Thank you two for this info! I think I've decided to go ahead and do the elastic casing method despite it looking harder to accomplish, don't want to accidentally snap something. I might post it in this thread when I'm done! And here's a nice handmade JSK to contribute.
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>>8634880
I mean it's fine as it is, but I was thinking between the skirt and top of the skirt ruffle, but only if it didn't look too busy or disappear in all the flowers, lol.
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>>8625231
Try searching for "cotton sateen" and see if that matches what you're looking for. One of my friends who knows stuff about sewing uses that term instead of just sateen.
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general question. I want to start sewing more lolita dresses, but I'm not sure where to start for the design. Should I worry more about getting a decent fabric pattern or spend more time on the overall design and shape of dresses?
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>>8640086
Start with the shape. Make things out of nice quality solids before you worry about a fancy print. Otome no Sewing patterns are a good place to start if you already have aa decent knowledge of sewing in general.
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Apparently this girl had her dress commissioned, looks like Milky Cross minus the print? I think it looks really beautiful!
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>>8640318
I'll look into it thanks for the advice! I'm pretty good at sewing and drafting patterns so hopefully I can find something to work
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Any ideas on how to make a fabric crown like this? I can figure out the pattern and the interfacing just fine, kind of needing ideas on how to make it stay on my head.

Original shop is Cirith Niniach on taobao, they don't show the back, never seem to have anything in stock ever, and I've no idea how to commission them for just this crown in lavender.
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>>8641891
I would imagine combs...
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>>8641893

Doesn't it look a bit big for combs? Or did you have a comb hairband in mind?
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>>8640488
But why did she coord it with her mum's work blouse?
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Simple JSK, but I love the fabric she used.
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>>8646512
I misread my handmade lolita toilet.
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First time I've seen "that Simplicity pattern" used where it didn't look half bad.
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from CoF
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>>8646782
But it looks tacky as fuck and really mallgoth
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>>8633174
Lol, but they were right. What you linked looks like something a lulz so randum Myspace lulligoff would wear. At best a couple are Jo Ann level.
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>>8618357
Amethystcitrine
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>>8648959
>>8632977
Did you know she'd get her fabrics from Japan and would have to compete with some indie brands like Chocochip Cookie and even AP at one time? I remember reading it in the G&L english bible and I think it's on a scan on her old website. It's painful how new you are.
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>>8648950
Yeah, but at least the fabrics match each other.
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>>8641891
Talk to Voodoodolly, her headdresses are similar to this and her skills are divine. She might be able to whip something up for you.
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>>8648942
She makes a lot of really nice stuff. I just wish the contrast wasn't so high on that photo, so we could see more detail.
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>>8650958
different anon, but also thinking of commissioning voodoodolly for one of her headdresses--is there a certain website/email that I need to contact her on? her tumblr doesn't have a FAQ and I dont want to be rude by just sending her a fb message or something.

I'm also overseas so I can't really ask her at cons regarding this.
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>>8651440
Is this a finished coordinate?
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>>8651440
the bottom looks a bit... rough
some people might also get nitpicky about the whites
and I see what you were trying to do by cropping because it posted sideways haha
not sure why it didn't work
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>>8651440
I don't really understand what's going on with the skirt layers, but I have a weakness for rabbits and I think the coord itself looks nice, even if it still needs a bit of work
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requesting some classic-sweet?
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>>8651471
You just missed her opening up commission slots on her etsy, but send her a Facebook message and maybe she can let you know about when she'll open up more
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>>8655218
ah dammit! I just send her a message yesterday on etsy. I was waiting for her to come back from rufflecon.. arghh. But thanks anon i'll message her fb. I don't need this headdress till dec anyway
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Is there a decent stiff bonnet pattern floating around somewhere? Not the floppy kind.

Thanks. I don't own one to copy from but wanted to give it a shot
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>>8655218
Another diff anon but man, I've been watching her etsy waiting for it to get more stuff and it never seems like anything goes up...
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>>8612531
I love this but I wish she had an over petti for her pannier...
It seriously bothers me when you can see boning through fabric, simple petticoats are a must with boning.
Other than that its so good, but ugh the boning thing always kills me
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>>8657251
She was selling at Rufflecon so I know that most if not all of her inventory went with her. Hopefully she gets more stuff up soon, now that she's not headed for a con any time soon (I assume)
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>>8658792
Her time is probably going to be taken up by those commission slots, and then she is going to Dream Fantasy Theater in December so I doubt she will have time to put up any headdresses or hats in her etsy for the rest of this year.
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aight so I figured this thread would be better than the halloween thread.

I recently picked up a dress from a thrift store for a witch outfit, the dress is pretty much exactly what I need but it's too small for my wide shoulders and ribcage.

The dress is a chiffon type, kind of drapey dress with a defined natural waist, using a ribbon of some sort to separate the top and skirt. There's a zipper in the side of the dress, from the hip and up to under the armpit. It is v-necked and sleeveless.
I can get it on without issues, and the zipper zips up fine to my waist, but my ribcage is too wide to fit the rest. I was considering whether I could modify it? So far I've considered:

>Creating a corset style lacing in the back
Pros: no hassling with the zipper, does not have to be very visible, easy place to add a modification.
Cons: probably not enough skirt to make a rectangular panel, not sure how much it will better the fit, hard to tie on my own, might make the rest sit weird.

>Undoing the sides and fill them out, either corset style or just plain fabric panels
Pros: will probably give a more accurate fit, possibly easier to put on on my own
Cons: will most likely necessitate me moving the zipper to the back, if not removing it completely, more visible if fuckups happen, more difficult to work with.

A third option is to just use the skirt portion of the dress, but then I'll have to cut through and remake the zipper...
Any ideas? I've made minor alterations before and can sew with confidence, but this type of thing is a first to me.
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Can I get some thoughts on unusual color combinations in lolita?

Thinking of doing something like this http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/selaja/14829424/4977/4977_900.jpg

In mustard yellow with a cream underskirt. I've never seen that shade of yellow done before but I think it could be really beautiful. Also considering like a warm orangeish red/terracotta again with cream.

Any color combos you'd personally like to see more of?
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>>8606132
damn this would look so much better with better lace. otherwise, the fabric and constructions is lovely
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>>8651440
I love this! Are the other pieces (vest, jacket, bow) handmade also?

The skirt is clearly sewn as 'petals' with the bottommost layer not having been hemmed yet - And the bow/vest is cream, not offwhite, so it doesn't clash.
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>>8660574
I would hesitate to say this thread is better for a halloween-related question than the halloween thread, as it's mostly for posting photos of pretty handmade lolita dresses rather than discussing sewing techniques for thrifted witch dresses. But I suppose you know best.

That said, I would go with the first option. Instead of cannibalizing the skirt for the panel material, just go pick up a half yard of fabric from Joann's and use that. When you lace the corset, use extra-long ribbon and lace it "upside-down" so that you can tighten the corset yourself, and then loop the ribbon ends around your waist a couple of times and tie it in front. You can use that as the belt, or you can then tie your desired belt over it.
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>>8660821
I've seen mustard used as an accent, but I feel like it might be too strong of a colour to work on a dress like that without something to break it up. For example, a floral print with mustard coloured blossoms on a beige background over a cream underskirt could work. But I feel like a solid mustard fabric would be overwhelming.

Alternatively, adding textural elements to break up the solid fabric could work (pintucks or smocking, embroidery or similar).

Terracotta might be a nicer choice overall.

But I guess the final decision is also down to how well those colours suit you, too.
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I'm really interested in starting up a little indie accessory brand/side-project type of thing. I don't expect to make oodles of money off of this of course, but I like making my own accessories and I really want to give back to the community, so to speak. I feel as though this may be a broad question, but does anyone have any tips they'd like to share? Preferred selling platforms, getting your name out there, how to price things appropriately, etc.
Dunno if this is the right thread for this, but I don't see an indie lolita thread and also figured I might find more answers here than in LG.
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Any news on the next Otome no sewing?
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Anyone have some examples of handmade things back from the old school days?
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I was gifted this fabric. It's very good quality and thick. Kind of reminds me of curtain fabric but I quite like it anyway.
I've added a gutermann thread spool for size reference.
I don't think it will work for lolita, but could it work for otome?
I was planning to make a simple vintage dress with shoulder pleats and a full rectangle skirt from it.
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>>8655258
honest just cut paper crescents until you get the shape you want a deeper inwards curve makes for a higher bonnet and a flatter curve makes for a low sitting forwards bonnet
if youre lazy and wat to make one quick you can use cardboard for the inside but otherwise buckram is the best
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>>8678002
Honestly, it looks like bedsheet or tablecloth fabric to me. Not ugly, just don't see the print working in clothing.
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>>8678042
I agree, that's too bad. It was bought for a clothing company originally, though.
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>>8678092
A dress would be a bit much with this print imo, how about a skirt?
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>>8678696
I was considering making pic related from it?
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>>8679662
Imo the print just seems to big to fit well on a bodice. How about something similar to this (only shorter)? http://g02.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1LN_mHXXXXXbnaXXXq6xXFXXX1/205911353/HTB1LN_mHXXXXXbnaXXXq6xXFXXX1.jpg?size=166676&height=563&width=750&hash=f54f438a5c1ac61181b34444f2235a95
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>>8678002
Sadly, the print is too big/simple to make anything especially interesting with... A skirt would be the best option, as other anon said.
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I apologize if this is the wrong thread, but are there any fb groups or groups at all for lolita commissions? I want to commission a headdress similar to this one but in a different colorway/fur, and I'd like a chance to browse seamstresses and their creations. I don't want to commission just a random person and have a subpar headdress.
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>>8680844
dropped pic
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>>8600362
Incredible. That is some brand quality work right there
>>8602122
I'm not a fan of the fabric, but this looks really well constructed.
>>8602541
yuck...
>>8602554
This one's really cute
>>8604412
>>8604414
Geez, these are amazing. I honestly had no idea so many of her dresses were handmade
>>8609330
Alright this one wins the thread I'm out
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>>8609615
This looks like a fancy rug
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>>8680235
Hobby Lobby fabric?
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>>8680753
You mean a circle skirt?
That could be pretty cute!
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>>8681566
Looks like it! I made a skirt out of this too, it's such a cute fabric
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>>8681600
Yup, I'd go with either that or loose pleats. But that's just me, you can do whatever you feel like Anon. Have fun with it.
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>>8681612
(different anon)
i have it too! i bought it for an apron.
i think i remember you, did you ever get the pattern to line up with the pleats?
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>>8682843
Yet another anon here. Anyone have more examples of things made with that fabric?
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Otome no Sewing 8 confirmed for late November
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>>8619771
If you're still here, try looking at antique/vintage shops. There are tons of charity shops where I live that sell lace etec- but you have to wade through the mounds of crap to get to the good stuff. I buy most of my sewing stuff online, so I can't give you a good physical shop, but vintage/antique shops are seriously great.
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>>8690630
I actually meant online, sorry..!
I've been to a couple of charity shops where I live but they don't have anything like that. I'll take your advice and see if I can find antique shops in my area. Would you mind sharing where you buy online? That was what I wanted with my original post, my bad. And thank you!
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>>8678002
wouldn'tdo a skirtonit's own, it would looktoo much like a bedsheet imo. If it were me, I would do one of those dresses with a solid color bodice, probably cream, and use t his for the skirt part
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>>8692794
I like this dress so much. It's simple, but lovely.
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Idk if this ever has been posted before but they have tons of patterns and tutorials.
http://yousai.net/
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>>8602554
she is so cute, and she looks so happy.
I wish I could be like that, no matter the size.
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>>8602554
I'm glad she saw the lighter side of this comparison; she's cute as shit and her dress looks as good as AP
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>>8618682
Goodness.

Thanks so sad
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>>8623139
I would use the fleece as a liner and make the top a nicer quality fabric.
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>>8623139
>>8695340
I agree, on that it's fine to use fleece but only use a layer. I made attached a few years ago and it was fleece lined with fleece. Super warm, and I could wear it out in the snow, but it was a little stiff.

If you want to go with wool or a thinner fabric if you put a layer of insul bright between the facing and lining, it should do the same job or better than fleece. (I used to work at joanns and all the crazy quilt ladies would use this stuff for pot holders)
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>>8696987
Is there a reason not to use fleece on fleece? Does it look amateur? Yours turned out so nice!
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>>8696993
Thanks! I personally found mine a little stiff when wearing it is all. It can catch on your ruffles and arms and can bunch up if you don't keep a close eye on it, especially when sitting down. Personal preference really though.
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>>8696987
did this come from a pattern?

I feel like I could figure it out since it's just a giant letter D with a hood, but if there is a pattern then there is less chance to screw it up.
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