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« on: January 27, 2009 07:32:12 PM »

Hello, fellow Craftsters! I seem to have run out of ideas, so I turn in *slight* desperation to your collective knowledge for help.

I am a brand-spanking new Lolita, specifically a Sweet Lolita (a subset of the popular Japanese fashion which is gaining some popularity here in the U.S. I've been looking into it-- aka drooling over it  ;-- for some time, and am just starting to attempt making my own clothing. I am crazy about this skirt from the popular Japanese brand, "Innocent World:"





Problem? I can't find ANYTHING resembling that gorgeous floral border print fabric ANYWHERE (I've scoured my local Jo-Anns, and Googled until I could Google no more.)

So, how 'bout it? Any gems of fabric knowledge?    Huh  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2009 09:49:58 PM »

Can I suggest looking on ebay or craigslist for a circular table cloth? Sounds silly but it would work. They often have similar type designs coming out from the center.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2009 11:59:01 PM »

Can I suggest looking on ebay or craigslist for a circular table cloth? Sounds silly but it would work. They often have similar type designs coming out from the center.

Wow! Seriously great idea! I have several laying around the house that could be put to use-- and, I'm going thrift-store shopping in the near future, and they're always brimming with tableclothes in need of new life...

Thank you, Diana!!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2009 08:21:39 AM »

i have no idea if this is helpful or not, but i have a few issues of the Gothic and Lolita Bible, and many of the patterns in it use this type of fabric. the back has listing of where to get the materials and notions used in the patterns,  but my copies are all Japanese and i unfortunately can't read it. I did hear a few months ago that they are releasing back issues of G&LB in English, so you'd probably find these to be good resourses Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2009 02:09:54 PM »

i have no idea if this is helpful or not, but i have a few issues of the Gothic and Lolita Bible, and many of the patterns in it use this type of fabric. the back has listing of where to get the materials and notions used in the patterns,  but my copies are all Japanese and i unfortunately can't read it. I did hear a few months ago that they are releasing back issues of G&LB in English, so you'd probably find these to be good resourses Cheesy

Thanks for the idea, acidtrix! If only I could read it- I do have one Japanese friend I could ask, though, so maybe she could find something helpful for me through the GLBs. I had looked into buying the first couple English editions, until I heard they're pretty disappointing on the DIY/pattern front, unlike their Japanese counterparts.

Again, thanks!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2009 07:16:18 AM »

I didn't see that specific pattern you were looking for, but http://superbuzzy.com/ carries cafe curtains and i wonder if there'd be enough fabric to use in a skirt? they come with the scalloped bottom and cute prints Smiley just a thought!
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Wow! Seriously great idea! I have several laying around the house that could be put to use-- and, I'm going thrift-store shopping in the near future, and they're always brimming with tableclothes in need of new life...

Thank you, Diana!!  Grin

Your welcome, but the idea wasn't solely mine. Craftzine had an article about it back in the day that struck me when you posted that picture.
 http://craftzine.com/06/stitch_circleskirt/
Good luck!
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