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Topic: What you guys have all been waiting for- - - A CLASSIC GOTHIC LOLITA DRESS  (Read 237146 times)
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« Reply #50 on: March 29, 2006 04:53:38 PM »

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Anyway, I have a question.  I haven't bought a zip yet cos it's Sunday and all the sewing shops are closed (grrr!) What size zip should I use?  Cos I want to make sure I'll be able to get it on.  Long enough to go past my waist?

Yeah, go past your waist because the waist is the smallest part. Smiley
I would also get the "invisible" zippers so you can't really seem them.
I'm not too sure what you mean about size though, since I'm pretty much a n00b at zippers.
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« Reply #51 on: March 29, 2006 05:02:42 PM »

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Anyway, I have a question.  I haven't bought a zip yet cos it's Sunday and all the sewing shops are closed (grrr!) What size zip should I use?  Cos I want to make sure I'll be able to get it on.  Long enough to go past my waist?

Yeah, go past your waist because the waist is the smallest part. Smiley
I would also get the "invisible" zippers so you can't really seem them.
I'm not too sure what you mean about size though, since I'm pretty much a n00b at zippers.

I think she means the length (inches).
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« Reply #52 on: April 02, 2006 02:08:51 PM »

this is my go at it--i'm not a great seamstress, so it's certainly not perfect, but i also have fairly low standards, so it's totally wearable.  Wink
i have a huge rack and ass and an hour-glass-y waist, so there was some random tucking and shaping i did to try to make it fit a little better.  i had about ten yards of this fabric around, so plenty to play with--this is the "practice" version:



i made a little cumberbund-y sash to wear with it, but i can't decide if it makes me look fatter or not.  i'll be more likely to wear the dress with a cardigan than on its own, anyway, as SF doesn't lend itself to sundresses that often.
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« Reply #53 on: April 05, 2006 10:00:56 PM »

Alright, I'm going to post pictures of my progress instead of creating another thread for now. I think to fix the problem, I'm going to make a duct tape dressform and fit my clothes to that. That is my best option at the moment.

I LOVE this fabric and really want to make this work, but I'm not sure I will. Sad


And a closeup of the floral print


Any tips on shaping the dress to fit me better around the waist area?
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« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2006 07:31:12 PM »

This is fantastic - I saw a picture of this cute little dress in G&L Bible, but of course it was in an ad for one of the hideously expensive shops, so I did my 'I can do that!' thing. I hadn't got round to drafting the pattern yet, but yours looks simpler than mine anyway, so it's all good. Smiley

It's going to be one of those items you need for those ocasions when you can't wear all black, weddings and suchlike. Now I've just got to teach myself to crochet so I can make some gloves to go with it. Cheesy

Thanks for the tute! ^ ^ \/
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« Reply #55 on: April 15, 2006 11:02:51 PM »

its still in progress but heres what I've got so far-
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b225/eternal_ukyou/lolitainprogress.jpg
I'm making more of a sweet lolita but its my first ever lolita dress so ^^ yeah ill post again when its finished!
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« Reply #56 on: April 16, 2006 01:34:06 AM »

Alright, I'm going to post pictures of my progress instead of creating another thread for now. I think to fix the problem, I'm going to make a duct tape dressform and fit my clothes to that. That is my best option at the moment.

I LOVE this fabric and really want to make this work, but I'm not sure I will. Sad
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/Pixieskull/Clothes/EGLDress.jpg

And a closeup of the floral print
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/Pixieskull/Clothes/EGLDressfabricpattern.jpg

Any tips on shaping the dress to fit me better around the waist area?

Is it possible to just wear it and adjust it? It would save more time than making a dress form- unless you need it for the future. Smiley  
To take in the sides, you should wear it inside out, then mark how much you want to take off equally on both sides. then you sew it. Once you finish sewing and turn it right-side out, it should fit the way you want it too. If you don't really get it, I could draw you a picture. ^_^; Sometimes my explaining sucks.
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« Reply #57 on: April 16, 2006 08:19:32 PM »

It's really great of you to make this tutorial showing how stupidly easy it is to make this dress - I've made a few lolita style skirts already, but I'm not the most skilled at sewing so I was afraid to make a dress - after finally attaching sleeves to a shirt AND installing grommets, I'm confident enough to try this out. Thank you.
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« Reply #58 on: June 20, 2006 05:39:24 PM »

Hi,

I was just wondering if you could tell me what the measurements of the bow should be like because last time i attempted this dress I think I made my bow too short and too thick... Embarrassed

Thanks,

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« Reply #59 on: June 20, 2006 05:58:37 PM »

as soon as i can find some fabric worthy. i am making this dress
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