Sweet lolita/fairy inspired test dress

Added Nov 4, 2009

by scandium

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Description

Inspired by fairy-kei and the lilac colourway of the infamous (at least to those who are part of lolita communities) Sugary Carnival print by Angelic Pretty, I made this dress. I’m not really happy with it, sadly—althoug the lace hem, zipper, and top makes me really happy, the back shirring is a mess (elastic thread, I hate you) pleating at the front I swear is off centre and the straps are uneven as well as being fused to cotton tape with hemming tape as that was literally all the useable material I had left over—for those reasons I’ve only worn this dress out once. Although I don’t think the general public will see the flaws, I know they are there and it bugs me so much! Pattern was really really simple—two upside down trapezoids for the top at approx. bust+10cm and waist+10cm to allow for seam allowance, gathered rectangle for the skirt (2.5m hem right around I think…)

Material Notes

Got the fabric from the op-shop—think it’s linen, but only because it sort of feels like a linen tablecloth what with the slubs in it. Was really nice to work with.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Lace/Sequins, Linen

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    Nov 6, 2010, 11.37 AMby Claire .

    Very cute ! :)

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    Jun 10, 2010, 05.17 AMby iamrotkappchen

    wooow!! i love this!! this is very cute!!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 03.37 PMby akiyo

    KAWAII (v)

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    Nov 6, 2009, 02.36 AMby reliablechef

    cute

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