A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 314,263
Currently Running With Scissors:
464 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Lolita skirt & questions  (Read 2804 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Offline Offline

Posts: 131
Joined: 19-Jan-2008

Is making a geeklet :D!

View Profile WWW
« on: March 21, 2010 10:12:08 PM »

Question first: What do you guys think would be better for a Lolita skirt & dress, elastic or zippers or buttons or snap clips? Because I have no idea... I've never really used buttons or zippers before, only really elastic... But I'm interested to know, since one of my friends now asked me to make her an Alice in Wonderland dress ^_^... And I don't know how to go about it... What do usual skirts have? Also another friend asked me to make her one in black with red or purple lace ^_^

Also I was thinking about making a mini-skirt version of this skirt, what do you think? ^_^

This is also my first real piece of clothing from scratch, what do you guys think? ^_^

Made using measurements from this tutorial


Please have a look at my blog Cheesy! It's not much, but it's mine ^_^
Offline Offline

Posts: 326
Joined: 16-Jul-2005

A dream is a wish, your heart makes...

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010 11:03:12 PM »

Ooh! I think you did a really nice job! How long is the skirt? About knee length?
Offline Offline

Posts: 131
Joined: 19-Jan-2008

Is making a geeklet :D!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2010 11:04:18 PM »

Yup, natural waist to knees ^_^... And it's got a petticoat underneath it to give it some poof!


Please have a look at my blog Cheesy! It's not much, but it's mine ^_^
Offline Offline

Posts: 1420
Joined: 17-Jan-2007

The Lil Hippies are taking over!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2010 11:18:08 PM »

From my experience with Lolita, although this applies to all sewing, if you want an easy skirt, or one which will fit a wide range of sizes, elastic is the way to go.  If you're looking for really nice, tailored lines, form fitting, and looks like you bought it at a store, you've got to go with a zipper.  I don't really trust snaps to actually hold any weight.  Maybe I just buy weak snaps, though.  I love buttons, but you've really got to design the skirt well to have it close with buttons.
In other words, It depends on what effect you're going for and how much effort you want to put into the piece.

Your skirt is cute.  Nice and spring-y.

Eco-friendly items, patterns, hippies, and more.

I'm on Ravelry, too!
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010 02:32:26 AM »

Very cute!  I LOVE seeing all the lolita stuff people make, even though I could never pull off the look myself. Smiley

"You don't sew with a fork, so I see no reason to eat with knitting needles."

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3691
Joined: 25-Oct-2007

View Profile
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2010 04:58:41 AM »

For Lolita-wear, I think it depends on how much bulk you want a the waist, and whether or not you're going to see the waistband.  I prefer the look of zippers to elastic, and I think the Lolita clothes that have a fitted waist (or even just a fitted waistband) are more polished looking.  However!  That said, if you're going to be wearing an apron over it, or belt or sash, or anything else, just use elastic, because no one's going to be the wiser, anyway.  Also, while the thought of zippers can be scary, the practical aspect of them is actually really easy.  I like invisible zippers, especially.  They're just so easy!  I'd rather baste in and stitch an invisible zipper than thread elastic any day.

Oh, one other thought on elastic, it does look a little more polished if the skirt gathers a lot at the waist, if you cut the waistband out to an inch or two above the hip measurement, and gather the skirt to it.  That will reduce the bulk, but still give you the ease and comfort of elastic.

And your skirt looks darling!  I love the decoration on it!

Sewers are for ninja turtles--seamstresses are for sewing Wink

My wist!  http://www.wists.com/aislynn
hello beautiful world!
Offline Offline

Posts: 1104
Joined: 23-Apr-2006

Where is the pony doctor?!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2010 09:44:46 PM »

for nice clean waistlines, a half-elastic waistband in the back with interfacing and a side zipper.  all but one of my brand name skirts are built that way.  i prefer just the half elastic waistband for the skirts i make but that's because my sewing machine is dumb and can't do zippers

Want to learn all about me? http://icebyrd67.livejournal.com/

looking for personal swaps - i need decorative table numbers for my wedding. want to have a place in my wedding? More details in my profile. PM me!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
September 20, 2017 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Suit Jacket Purse
Best Friends

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.