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1  Gothic Lolita costume -- Gothic Opera in Halloween Costumes by putingtikbalang on: November 02, 2010 01:16:35 PM
Hi everyone! This is my first time entering a contest on Craftster, so yay!

My company held a costume party for Halloween, something which hadn't happened in quite a while. I decided to dress in Gothic Lolita for the event (and a first time too!), and set to making my outfit a month before the event. (Sadly, I got sick for the first two weeks, so not a lot of productivity there.) I decided to base my outfit on one of Atelier Boz's creations(http://www.boz.ne.jp/main.php?act=detail&sysnum_lrg=1&sysnum_mid=3&sysnum_item_cd=1353&20101101213344), and coordinated that with a peasant top, black tights, and a pair of granny shoes.

By the time the entire ensemble was finished, I could list down things I wished I'd improved or done differently, but I think the most important thing is that it was finished, and all the pieces too. *sigh*

Everything, with the exception of my undies, tights, and shoes, were made by myself. (So that's the petticoat, the underskirt, the overskirt, the corset, and the peasant top. Oh, and the choker is a piece I cobbled together as well.)

Detail of the underskirt:

You might think that this is upholstery material.
You are absolutely right.

Action shots taken by a colleague and good friend of mine at the Halloween party:

For more fun and foibles, here's a post on how people reacted to the costume at the party. (http://the-hobby-horse.blogspot.com/2010/10/denoument.html)

Here's another on the production process, the challenges I posed to myself making this costume, as well as a number of notes on what to do next time. (http://the-hobby-horse.blogspot.com/2010/11/production-in-process.html)

Thank you all for looking! I hope you enjoyed this humble post. ^_^*
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2  Lolita Regimental Stripe Skirt in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by putingtikbalang on: August 12, 2010 09:07:30 AM
Hi, everyone. as promised in the previous post, here's the skirt the petticoat went under. This beauty was commissioned by Clair, a very good and craft-y friend of mine.

The skirt in daylight, with petticoat:

In incandescent light:

A closer shot of the lace:

Here's Clair wearing the entire get up, pre-Victorian Valentine ball:

And that's that. I still owe her another skirt, really. That needs to be remedied soon.  Wink

Thanks for looking!
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3  Monster petticoat with a neater, tighter waistline in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by putingtikbalang on: August 12, 2010 08:46:08 AM
Hi everyone!

I want to report an overdue success story. All thanks go to N30Nb100d for the advice.

Sometime in October last year, I was in the middle of making a monstrously sized petticoat, and was having trouble with getting the waistline to look nice and neat. and now, voila!

Here's what the skirt looks like, fully fluffed:

the button and loop to close the waist up at the back:

This petticoat has now gone to my good friend, and been christened at a Victorian Valentine party early this year. she wore it under a skirt I made for her. (in another post!)

Thanks for looking, and hope you liked it.  Smiley

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4  jersey shirt collar surgery in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by putingtikbalang on: May 04, 2009 03:20:24 AM
Hello everyone!

Last weekend, finally set on a long, brown jersey shirt that had been in my closet for the longest time. It's served me faithfully for quite a while, and I wanted to jazz her up for a bit. At first, I wanted to cut off the bottom part of the shirt and attach the excess to my sleeves, but after reading a bit on dressing the hourglass figure, I decided to fiddle around with the collar!

So here it is. I like how the colors pop out against the brown background. Note: when working with jersey or other knitted fabrics, go easy on the edging stitch, or else the ends will go all curly -- unless that's the effect you want. ^_^"

On to the links!

thanks for looking!  Smiley
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