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Topic: My very first Lolita. (and completed sewing project) More photos added  (Read 3710 times)
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« on: August 26, 2012 06:38:06 PM »

The mannequin is slightly larger than me, so the dress doesn't look like it fits right. No worries, it was made for me, not the mannequin.
Recently, I have decided to create a few Lolita dresses. The prices of some I had found online were.....out of budget.

I used this pattern: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=77268.msg3086149#msg3086149
Added sleeves. Okay, more like straps.
Added lace to the front two seams.
Added lace at the bottom (hardest part)
Zipper in the back.
And made two small bows to put at the top of the lace. The bow on the left side of the dress (right in the picture) is uneven, but that's because the strap was sewn off center of the front seam, but I was too lazy to fix it when I finished.

I got this pretty lace at JoAnn's. It was perfect. I had to keep walking back and forth deciding whether or not to get it.

It's not a very neat bow, but my long hair usually covers it. Plus, you can't tell from far away.

I used a cheap petticoat from Hot Topic.

Anyway, this was so much fun (and easy!) to make, and I plan on making more in different colors/styles.

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012 05:13:44 AM »

I think it looks great Smiley can't wait to see more photos. I love the lace on the front seams especially Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012 01:38:13 PM »

I love it! You did a great job! I love lolita dresses, they are so creative. Fashion can be so boring sometimes.

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012 04:19:12 AM »

Very cute.  I've been meaning to try that tutorial.

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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2012 10:04:38 AM »

Kawaii!  Cheesy I really like what you did! I have so many Lolita dresses (Gothic Lolita) sketched out, but haven't sat down and made any. One day I will.

« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012 05:48:14 PM »

This is great!
I love all the materials you chose for the dress!

How much would you say it all cost?
The fabric materials, lace, and petticoat?
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