Even though I didn’t remember to get a picture of the coordinate, I wanted to share an inspirational idea.
Sometimes, I look in my wardrobe and see a very non-Lolita dress and I think ‘I wish this was a blouse’. Well, why can’t it be? Below is an example of what I mean.
I LOVE this dress. It is very nice for running wardrobe and has a very pretty lace top to it. But, I wanted to wear Lolita. Specifically, my Fleur de Lis skirt. So I combined the two!
Ta-Da! So yes, don’t be afraid to mix and match. I’ve done this on several occasions with different dresses and it is really fun 😉
Also, I finally fixed my scandalously short Lolita skirt! I had made this skirt a year ago for opening night of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. I was crazy and pleated and then gathered the pleats. UGH! So much fullness. And I could never get the hem to be balance and after trying and trying it just kept getting shorter and shorter. So I finally sat down. Took it completely apart. Gathered it straight and added a simple black ruffle to the hem for length. Yeah! One of my favorite skirts is no longer tabloid material!
I am so bad about fixing things. I have little tags on items in my closet saying “take in elastic” or “balance hem” and when I want to sew I look at them and think “I should fix that” but I don’t. I am working on grabbing some motivation and just fixing my sewing mistakes!
I hope everyone is having a great week and you’ll hear from me again soon!