Supernatural inspired lolita. Castiel - my favourite hero. (ღ˘⌣˘ღ )
Photos by Iren. (http://icy.gallery.ru/)
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sailor lolita and me to feel especially poor. god damn you, Victorian Maiden, why do you do this to me?
i want this so much
Oh how precious are thoooooose
*dies miserably on keyboard*
probably not first known death from awesome.
Am I lolita yet
her HAIR oh my sweet tardis. perfect color dress too.
I like me some Juliette et Justine :)
With Marlessa at the Valentines day lolita meet-up in Moscow
SO MUCH PURTY.
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once again, I ask for tumblrian aid.
I have a chronic illness (lupus), and I’m slowly losing all my hair. I had super thin/fine hair to begin with, so I’m slowly transitioning into having a fuzzy blonde hair halo. not the greatest look.
anyway, I need some advice: what are your favorite wigs? especially those that you feel like you can wear on a regular basis. what shops offer the most comfortable wigs? what are the most real-looking wigs? I NEED A WIG EXPERT. I see lolitas with the cutest wigs imaginable, share your magic wig powers with me!
I figure since I’m losing the blonde hair anyway I’m going to explore the spectrum of hair color options (I see blue and mint looming in my future), but I also need a wig to look normal in.
could I look normal as a redhead? hmm.
anyway, thanks (in advance) for your help! I super appreciate it.
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A friend and I had a lolita tea date and took many, many photos. I wore AP with a little bit of different coord.
The Seam-Stressed Seamstress: Um…Question to all of you out there in sewing land.
I know I have asked this a while ago, before I had my sewing blog, but I figured I try again: How Do You Make A High Waist Lolita Type Skirt With A Corset Back?
I want it to have that bell shape that is common among those kinds of skirts
I have studied numerous pictures, searched high and low for a tutorial but had no luck, I even attempted it and it did not come out too well.There are a few questions I will start with:
~Is there boning in the waist part?
~Does the corset really function?
~Will I need any special tools to make it?
~What measurements do I need to take?
~How many yards of fabric do I use?
I NEED to know! It is driving me insane!
If anyone knows how to make these kinds of skirts, or has any suggestions, please fill me in! I would love to learn how to make them so I can have a closet full of them. Once I’m good enough, maybe I’ll even sell a few.(Don’t get your hopes up, that won’t come for a while.)
This might be stupid stuff you already know and isn’t going to help, but I thought I’d give it a shot because I have done a fair bit of skirt construction and have at least the general idea, and maybe my fumbling through it will help you figure it out! who knows!
plus, I love sewing-related things.
so, here’s all my answers to your questions:
YES, boning. probably at least six short pieces to be safe and hold it steady, especially if you want a corset back.
NO, corset shouldn’t be functional. I’m sure you could make them that way if you really wanted to, but to me it seems far more logical and practical to put in an invisible side zipper or some other fastening, so you wouldn’t be constantly lacing and relacing the skirt. most lolita skirts definitely have that side zipper.
YES, special tools. but really just an eyelet maker (I don’t actually own one—I’ve been told this works really well but you should do your own research there).
measurements: definitely waistline—figure out how wide you want your high waist to be and where it will fit on your body. I think for most of these skirts, it seems to be that ideal three inches—above your hips but mostly below your rib cage (if that makes sense? I don’t know how that would look on your body, I’m trying to measure on myself, ha).
you’d also need length—from the bottom of the waistband (probably a little above your hips) to however long you need/want it.
as for the shape of the skirt, I use this tutorial and seriously, it’s the best. if you want a very traditionally lolita bell shape, you’ll gather all that fabric into your waistband (probably about 2 or 2 1/2 x your waist measurement, or even 3x, if you wanted a super big poof). most classic skirts are pleated though, like that meta sailor one, so you’ll just have to do the math on the pleats.
I wish I could give you a really great estimate of how much fabric you need, but a knee-length poofy skirt with a normal waistband is ~2 yards, so to be safe, I’d say buy three for the extra you’ll use up in the waist + corset back lacing. definitely make a muslin of this before you go to town on awesome fabric—then you’ll know exactly how much to buy!
/okay that was long. did it help at all though? can I fumble through my self-taught knowledge to answer anything else?
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does anyone else ever look at dresses and think: well, with the right blouse, petti, socks/tights, and accessories, that would actually look very lolita? add some bows and an extra frilly blouse and you’d be set.
I love angelic pretty and innocent world and victorian maiden and mary magdalene (goddess of classic lolita), but I do love some different-look dresses too. while hopefully still staying within lolita guidelines.
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