Omw to Närcon 2015.
I love green, and I love checkers, and I kind of like the Lolita style, when it isn’t too frilly. This skirt ( I suppose you could call it a dress, but I define a dress as something that can be worn alone, and this can’t unless you want to be absolutely scandalous!) is made with polyester fabric imitating plaid. I drafted it myself, partly basing it on a skirt I already had. I cut the fabric to make the squares align on the bias. It is lined with linen for more support at the tight waist and buttons at the front with fabric-covered buttons from an old shirt. The straps tie at the neck.
This is one of the few garments I’ve made over the years that I actually use on an everyday basis and not just special events. It’s pretty but doesn’t make me feel over dressed, and can be worn with many different tops underneath!
Lot’s of skirt!
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!
Fluff, lining and button.
Close-up of the hood.