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my Lolita dress

Added May 8, 2014

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






It’s not an impression you’ll get by looking at my last few projects, but normally I don’t wear black. Like never . But every now and then, when I stumble upon a super cute print that comes only in black I simply have to make an exception. I mean, I’m talking about does and dots guys! You can’t say no to that.

My friend/ roommate bought a dress with this white lace collar which she didn’t like at all, so I ripped it off to reuse it on something else. After I found this fabric I thought the two goes together nicely, so I combined them into this little dress. I also had some pearl buttons laying around and I throw them in the mix as well.
Bodice is made with (heavily modified) pattern #107 from Burda 03/2011, and skirt is 3/4 circle. I had a little difficulties with the hem – I couldn’t get it to look even and in the process of leveling I ended up cutting it a bit too short. Whoops. In the pictures I wear it with a petticoat with lace hem I made a few years back, it’s not the most perfect solution but it works fine :)

After I was all dressed up and ready to go out and met my friend for photo shooting, I looked myself in a mirror and all I could think was why did I end up looking like Lolita? It’s not a vibe I was deliberately going for but I guess I should’ve seen it coming, with all this lace and locks. Oh well. It was fun look for a day :)




Summer, Spring
Garment Type


Behind the camera

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    May 27, 2014, 03.45 AMby eddalind

    Very cute! A lace collar and tiny deer what’s not to like

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      May 27, 2014, 06.43 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you :) There’s no such thing as too many lace collared dresses, right?

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      May 28, 2014, 05.38 PMby eddalind

      if there is no one told me

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    May 16, 2014, 12.25 PMby Ivanamania

    haljinica je bombona!

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      May 16, 2014, 05.23 PMby kelerabeus

      E hvala! Drago mi je da ti se sviđa :)

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    May 9, 2014, 11.16 AMby liliv-1

    It’s very cute and I like very much the black color on you :)

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      May 9, 2014, 09.05 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! Personally I’m not a big fan of black, but when it comes to cute print I’m willing to make a sacrifice :)

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    May 9, 2014, 07.57 AMby Byanka Ayala

    I love it when I find things I can re-use on my creations. Your dress turned out beautiful!

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      May 9, 2014, 09.02 PMby kelerabeus

      I agree, I wear this petticoat with half of my dresses! I had no idea how versatile is going to be when I was making it :) Glad you like it :)

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    May 9, 2014, 05.02 AMby Mary Athey

    The dress is gorgeous, i love your photos and the fabric x

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      May 9, 2014, 08.59 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! I’m very lucky to have a friend who is always willing to take the photos of me and my creations :)

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    May 8, 2014, 09.30 PMby maggieg5

    I think you look great, the dress is wonderful, well done :0)

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      May 8, 2014, 09.40 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you like it!

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    May 8, 2014, 09.21 PMby mokosha

    carobna! svidja mi se materijal bas (valjda cu i ja da naletim na njega nekad).. i nikad ne bih pogodila koji si kroj koristila :)

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      May 8, 2014, 09.33 PMby kelerabeus

      ha ha, to je ona situacija kada ti treba najobičniji kroj samo da je sa rukavima! Do te mere sam ga iskasapila da mi je bilo malo glupo da ubacim šta sam koristila :D materijal je od pre godinu i po (otprilike), ali mislim da su realne šanse da se ponovo pojavi u nekom trenutku..

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