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1  Lolita Wristcuffs! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by ginger_kitty on: July 11, 2010 06:49:40 PM
























All wristcuffs feature custom embroidered organza lace with swarovski crystal elements. Smiley
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2  Sweet Jewelry! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by ginger_kitty on: July 11, 2010 06:44:40 PM






Sterling Silver Pendant, Charms, Clasp, & Findings
Swarovski Crystal Charms
Freshwater Pearls
Pink Opalite Cubes
Aqua Quartz Cubes
Czech Glass Beads
Strung on 100% Silk



Swarovski Crystal Pendant
Sterling Silver Clasp & Findings
Freshwater Pearls
Pink Opalite Cubes
Czech Glass Beads
Strung on 100% Silk




Swarovski Crystal Charm
Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp & Findings
Swarovski & Glass Pearls
Pink Opalite Cubes
Aqua Quartz Cubes
Czech Glass Beads
Strung on 100% silk




Swarovski Crystal Charm
Freshwater Pearls
Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads
Sterling Silver Clasp & Findings
Strung on 100% Silk



Sterling Silver
Freshwater Pearls
Pink Opalite Cubes
Swarovski Crystal Charms



Sterling Silver
Freshwater Pearls
Swarovski Crystals
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3  in which there is a love of antique brass and glass pearls in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by ginger_kitty on: October 01, 2009 11:55:53 AM


Three different colors of glass pearls: Ivory, Almond, and Gold










Pendants, Falls, Chain, and most of the findings used in all of these projects are natural brass (remaining findings are brass plated).
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4  Mary Rose High Waisted Lolita Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by ginger_kitty on: September 29, 2009 12:26:59 PM
Finished this skirt recently as a commission.























100% Cotton
Fully serged
Fully lined
Venise Lace & Rayon Braid
Elastic panel and lacing in back for fit (ribbon ends sealed to prevent fraying)
Invisible zipper and Hook & Eye closure

I am absolutely in love with the fabric that I used for this. I went back after buying the initial amount for the skirt, and bought the last that they had of it. Currently plotting a nice set for myself.
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5  Ruby Sateen Classical Lolita Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by ginger_kitty on: June 05, 2009 10:13:06 AM
Finished this the other day as a commission. Ruby Sateen Classical Lolita Dress.








100% Cotton Sateen
Fully Lined with 100% Cotton Broadcloth
Fully Serged
Venise & Net Lace
Gimp Braid
Invisible Zipper and Hook & Eye Closure
Removable Belt/Waist Ties with Decorative Gold Buckle
Detachable Bow on Pin-back

Pattern drafted entirely by hand, with the basic idea from a sketch by the customer, and the rest of the design through personal interpretation.
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6  Re: Red Semi-Classical Lolita Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by ginger_kitty on: January 15, 2009 07:24:24 PM
Thank you both!



Your dress is lovely! 

I have a question about the bust gathering.  Is that all one piece of fabric? and what was the approximate shape of the pattern?
I tried to do bust gathers on a dress once and failed miserably (the dress is still sitting in my 'fix later aka forget about' pile).

Thanks!!


It was all one piece.
Shape was roughly like so:


I did a mock-up from scrap broadcloth first, checked the fit on myself, tried with the real fabric, and I pinned and cut where neccesary along the way.
The main thing that I did was not gather very much along the sides, and try to focus the gathering along the mostly-straight top and bottom. Also, the lining was fitted princess seams (and interfaced in the bust), so the gathers have no room to try to move. They lay exactly as I intended them to. Smiley
Hope that helped!
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7  Re: Lolita Skirts & Accessories in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by ginger_kitty on: January 12, 2009 09:41:18 PM
Next up, some items finished last year.

First, a high waisted skirt and heart-bow headdress.























Forgive my less than stellar job with the iron (it was drycleaned prior to being packaged and I did not care to risk the dog hair to wrestle it back on the dress form), and forgive any issues of fit on the dressform. I would also like to point out that my two fullest petticoats are on that dressform beneath the skirt. Those ruffles were heeeavy.

All fabrics 100% cotton. Venise lace and decorative rayon braid.
Fully lined. Invisible zipper (+ hook and eye closure). Lightweight boning. Panel of elastic and lacing for fit. Three rows of ruffles (bottom is between 8 and 9 yards wide, middle is ~5.5 yards and top ruffle is just shy of 4 yards e_e).

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Next is a Rose Headdress. Roses made by hand





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And finally, a small bow clip as a gift for a friend.



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8  Lolita Skirts & Accessories in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by ginger_kitty on: January 12, 2009 09:25:29 PM
Oh, wow! It's been a long time since I've posted here. But I'm back to show off some of my pieces. Smiley

First up and most recently finished: a pink a white sweet lolita skirt and heart-bow headband with pearls.
















The hair piece laying against the skirt.
The pearls look a little odd from the lighting, in some of these, but the two smaller sizes are pure white, and the three large pearls are pink.






Pink x White Gingham Seersucker, and White Cotton
Eyelet & Cluny Lace, Rayon Braid
Fully Lined
Fully Serged (4 thread overlock = ♥)
Invisible Zipper & Hook on side
Fixed waistband, no elastic


Pattern drafted by hand.
There are 17 yards of ruffles in this.

I'm not personally fond of sweet for myself, but I wanted a change from staring at black or bordeaux, and have been meaning to clean out the fabric pile.  Smiley
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9  Autumn-y Lolita Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by ginger_kitty on: June 18, 2007 11:57:34 AM
After the positive response toward my Red Semi-Classical Lolita Dress (again: thank you everyone!), Im back again, with a simple Lolita skirt this time. A lot more quick and easy (sort of).

Specifics:
Fully Serged
Half Elasticized Waist (No Zipper)
All Hand Gathered
Black Velvet Ribbon Trim
Interfacing in Front Half of Waist Band.







Shown over relatively lightweight petticoat (also hand made) that's more suited to classical/princess lines. I will be making a better petticoat for this soon.
NOTE: Blouse was store bought.

I've also begun work on a Classical Lolita Underbust Jumperskirt.
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10  Red Semi-Classical Lolita Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by ginger_kitty on: May 10, 2007 11:15:38 AM
I finished this dress last night. Inspired by this dress by Mary Magdalene.
I originally bought the remainder of a bolt of blue floral fabric to make this dress in and decided that it would be a bit more wise to try out my pattern drafting skills on a solid color that, if need be, I could replace. In the end, I did not need to replace anything, though the dress still caused me plenty of grief.

Specifics:
Fully Lined
Fully Serged
Invisible Zipper (through two layers of fabric,the idea of which I am no longer fond of)
Bows have pin-backs so they can be taken off
Layer of lightweight interfacing between the hand-gathered outer layer of the bust, and the lining
Fabric loops down back for lacing

Originally intended to add a built in petticoat to the mix, and decided against it.


I'm smaller than my dress form, so it's not zipped all the way here.




(also put together the hat)


The loops on the back




Worn with a petticoat (yes, I am ignoring the blouse rule)


Worn without a petticoat at my place of work for my Pup's last day of training class.
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