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LDTCrafty
« on: March 28, 2014 08:03:00 AM »

I love victorian styles and I like the steampunk styles....but they seem to costumey for everyday or involve having to have historical underpinnings.
When I was looking for a 'victorian' coat I came across lolita stuff. I think it looks rather cool.
Can anyone suggest where to start? I wouldn't want to go ultra short...I'm more comfortable with just below the knee to calf length.
This is [url"stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/1950s-tartan-skirt-butterick-5556.html"]my tartan skirt[/url] I thought I might be able to use that pattern....modified .

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WeeFreeRhie
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014 12:07:01 PM »

Do you need advice about the coat or where to start with Loli fashions in general? OR all of the above? Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014 04:00:27 AM »

Do you need advice about the coat or where to start with Loli fashions in general? OR all of the above? Smiley

Both would be lovely. Smiley
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WeeFreeRhie
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2014 06:21:49 PM »

OK Smiley

Well, I can offer some general advice on Lolita. I am just starting to get into myself. I have a friend who is way into that culture. She does it just for fun, and goes to meet ups and cons sometimes but wears normal clothes every day. There are different kinds of Lolita styles. The two most prominent are Gothic Lolita and Sweet Lolita. It looks like your coat would fit more the Gothic type. For inspiration/information I check out Tumblr and Pinterest and pick my friend's brain. A good way to go is just to search around on brand (that is, official licensed Japanese brands) and indie (non-licensed American one-designer shops) sites and stores to see what jumps out at you. Most actual Lolita clothes from the Japanese street style aren't all that sexy. The point is to look more innocent/pretty/romantic. So skirts are wide and puffy and to the knee or below. Collars are up around the neck. And so on.

So a long coat would be awesome with that. For those I usually go searching costume patterns. I love Simplicity. So I would choose one of these:

http://www.simplicity.com/p-2198-men-costumes.aspx

http://www.simplicity.com/p-1806-men-costumes.aspx

http://www.simplicity.com/p-5402-mens-costumes.aspx

If that is what you are looking for Smiley

I am working on building my own Dolly Kei wardrobe, incorporating some styles and clothes from Lolita. After all, there is no rule that you HAVE to follow the entire style. For instance, I wear the bloomers/puffy shorts with tank tops and socks and flats even though they are made to go under skirts. I buy from indie designers because brand is WAY expensive and cut smaller than my curvy figure likes. My favorite is Elegy. I think she has some coats.

Hope this helps!
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