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Akemi

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PostSubject: I would love a lolita outfit   I would love a lolita outfit EmptyTue Sep 07, 2010 2:36 pm

However im thinking im a bit old for sweet lolita, so perhaps i may go with elegant gothic lolita since ive seen a few i think.
Any tips on how to make the skirts and petticoats?
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PostSubject: Re: I would love a lolita outfit   I would love a lolita outfit EmptyTue Sep 07, 2010 2:40 pm

Just wanna say, no wayyyy are you too old for Sweet lolita, I think you would pull it off so well too, don't give up on it! ><
Personally i suck, so I bought my petticoat Razz

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PostSubject: Re: I would love a lolita outfit   I would love a lolita outfit EmptyTue Sep 07, 2010 3:04 pm

If you wanna wear sweet then wear sweet, doesnt matter how old you are!! Very Happy But of course wear what you feel most comfortable in ^__^ You could always try Classic, it's closer to Sweet than Gothic but much more grown up looking

Skirts are the easiest thing to make ever, just a simple rectangle skirt, these instructions are pretty good <<Basic Skirt Pattern>>

Petticoats are a bit more laborious as they require a lot of gathering (which I loathe) so I would say it's definitely worth buying a nice one if you can afford it. You generally don't save that much from making your own anyway as there's a lot of fabric involved. Just make sure you get one with a nice bell shape, not something like a square dance petti which tend to be more triangular

If you want some inspiration check out <<daily_lolita>> or feel free to ask anything else here, I'm sure everyone will tell you I'm happy to rattle on about lolita for hours given half the chance XD

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PostSubject: Re: I would love a lolita outfit   I would love a lolita outfit EmptyTue Sep 07, 2010 3:09 pm

Apple is our resident Lolita expert....and when I say expert i'm serious....she is like loliwiki in human form lol
When we finally start our own mini-con she is so doing a lolita talk! I've not asked her yet though so shoosh!

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PostSubject: Re: I would love a lolita outfit   I would love a lolita outfit EmptyTue Sep 07, 2010 3:15 pm

Thanks for the pattern hunni im gonna give it ago me thinks
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PostSubject: Re: I would love a lolita outfit   I would love a lolita outfit EmptyTue Sep 07, 2010 3:22 pm

Good luck, I look forward to seeing how it turns out Smile

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PostSubject: Re: I would love a lolita outfit   I would love a lolita outfit EmptyWed Sep 08, 2010 2:31 am

Well the plan is to get some material end of the week and have a go, after all i bought myself a sewing machine and its been packed away for about 12 months
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PostSubject: Re: I would love a lolita outfit   I would love a lolita outfit EmptyWed Sep 08, 2010 3:30 am

That, surely, is a crime

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PostSubject: Re: I would love a lolita outfit   I would love a lolita outfit EmptyMon Sep 13, 2010 3:56 pm

Yeah so the good old sewing machine came out today and i made a skirt, its not bad to say i havent done it for a while.
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PostSubject: Re: I would love a lolita outfit   I would love a lolita outfit EmptyTue Sep 14, 2010 3:18 am

oooo pictures please!!

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