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Topic: Alice in wonderland (encounter with the catepillar) loli-style skirt  (Read 20252 times)
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« on: August 23, 2007 12:20:03 PM »

I am so thrilled with myself, I have finally gotten to the point as a newbie seamttress, that I can make my favorite style of lolita skirt! I am quite different from most lolis, as I endeavor to utilize reconstructed materials, and I am thrifty on purpose...*gasp*
I used material from a curtain, a flannel sheet which I dyed a beige with tea, and trim I found for an astoundingly low price at my local flea market.
I copied the alice in wonderland design from a shirt I also purchased from the flea market (future project will include 2 alice in wonderland shirts) It is hand-stiched, and it was quite hard and time-consuming! I will also be adding the catepillar's notable line, "Who are you?" along the top waistline with red or black fabric paint. And if I can find any further patience will be embroidering on other notable quotes from Alice's encounter with the catepiller.


« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2007 12:24:05 PM »

I clicked this rocks. It truly does. You got SKILLZ

« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2007 12:28:05 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2007 12:28:43 PM »

Oh my, I am absolutely IN LOVE with this!  I love Alice!  And that has to be my favourite chapter, so many wonderful quotes from it.
And I never would have guessed about the fabric!  It looks fabulous, and I love all the trim you added.  Very professional looking Smiley
I would love to see it again when you get around to putting the quotes on it!

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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2007 01:14:24 PM »

I like that you described in detail what you used and how you did it--plus, it is a one-of-a-kind cute skirt!!! Good job--the style is so lolita!

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2007 01:18:59 PM »

Very creative! I think the combinations were very nice. Very playful. personally I have not seen a skirt that has the two little gathering lifts in the front but that is just me.. I do not get out much Smiley BUt it is such a nice delicate touch.
What made you think of alice? I like it!


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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2007 01:26:49 PM »

Very cool and cute. That's something wearable all the time, not just when dressing up.

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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2007 01:53:35 PM »

i hit "this rocks" too! great job

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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2007 02:24:11 PM »

I love the skirt! I would say don't add more, though, I think it would make it kinda busy. It's perfect as it is. It's your choice of course.  Wink

But jeez! That is a beautiful skirt. Do you have any pictures of you in it?

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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2007 02:57:04 PM »

that is gorgeous. what's the length like? the embroidery too, it's lovely. and the colour is so classy Smiley

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