Tasselbelts!

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The tasselbelt I use. Made from a tablecloth and tassels from a scarf.

When dancing ATS, the bouncing tassels of the tasselbelt emphasises the hip movements. Making tasselbelts is a great way to personalise your ATS costume and to use up beautiful pieces of fabric that aren’t big enough to make anything else out of. I made my favourite tasselbelt on the left from the same tablecloth I used for my green medeival dress. The gold ones are made from another tablecloth that already had triangular sides. Upcycling ftw!

I make tasselbelts to order, and these two below are for sale! Contact me at emmasdraktprojekt@yahoo.com!

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Tasselbelt in gold, red and blue. FOR SALE: SEK250

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Tasselbelt in gold, purple and green. FOR SALE SEK200

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The front laces for the gold tasselbelts. The green and white one is tablet woven and the red and blue one is finger braided.

Sewing Services

I take on commissions! Be it a full cosplay or historical outfit, assistance or advice, mending or adjusting. I am educated in fashion design, pattern construction, sewing and textile history at Stockholms Tillskärarakademi and Uppsala University.
I look forward to hearing from you at order@samitumsewing.com!

Christmas Lolita Winter Coat

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Santa Claus meets lolita fashion! My friend Marson loves Christmas, and last winter, she wanted a fabulous winter coat. Unfortunately, there was no snow left when we had the photo shoot, but let’s pretend that the tree in the background is a Christmas tree!

The design is inspired by winter coats in the Classic Lolita style. (Lolita is a Japanese sub culture and fashion style with many subgroups that, among other things, draws inspiration from Victorian fashion, the 18th century and porcelain dolls.)

As you can see in the photos, Marson is quite skilled at makeup. She recently started her own Youtube-channel, check it out!

The pattern is, true to my usual method, assembled using other patterns and changed a bit. Here, I used bits from a Lolita dress, a shirt and the hood from a gugel. I found the pretty lining as a just big enough remnant piece, lucky! The fluff is fake fur and the outer material is madder red wool fabric. The most difficult thing making this coat was working with the fluff. As soon as I started cutting it, the fibers got stuck on EVERYTHING. Be sure to have lots of lint rollers available when working with such materials!

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Fluff, lining and button.

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Close-up of the hood.

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The belt.

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