Gathered Front Bodice

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I finally landed on a design for my Tina Givens Fairy Bear fabric, and it will provide me with a few tutorials to share with you:
-Gathered Front Bodice (that’s this post!)
-Lined Bodice
-Whatever Else Pops Up 😉

In this blog, I’ll be doing a tutorial for the design on the front of the dress:
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A Little Fairy Cottage

I had the wonderful opportunity to work as a cutter for SEWquirkygrrrl’s Tina Given’s fabric pop-up shop last month and got some really cute fabric! Although I have been busy busy busy sewing those ball gowns, I have been blessed to also find some break time to sew for myself. For whatever reason, sewing for a job makes me more motivated to sew for myself…even though it’s more sewing. I like sewing.

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So far, I have made three out of the four garments, but only have pictures of two so far! First, my more recent project, is the Fairy Cottage dress! Continue reading

It’s Snowing! Spontaneous Photoshoot

This marks “Wear Lolita 5 Times” time #2…

Woke up and had my day canceled because North Carolina people do not know how to life when it snows. But! The beautiful snow meant pretty pictures! So I got dressed as fast a possible and did my face – which didn’t last too long because it was so cold I was crying! – and then we ran outside!

Here are some of the shots my hubby took, with my eyes touched up because my mascara rebelled against me when it realized how cold it was outside.

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2014: Lolita in Review

2014 was a year of few Lolita coordinates sadly. But, the dresses that I did sew, I love. And the coordinates I managed to wear made I feel like a princess again. How about we travel backwards through time…

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This last dress and coordinate were top-notch for me. I adored how this dress turned out and being able to head down to the pier for some fantastic photos was so great, even if it was a bit windy. Continue reading

Paris by the Sea

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I finally got an opportunity to wear my new JSK, Paris by the Sea!

The coordinate consisted of:

JSK: Sweetie Pie; Handmade
Blouse: Forever21
Boots: Vintage
Jacket: Thrifted
Jewelry: Handmade

I was excited to wear this coordinate down to Lake Michigan for a photoshoot on the north pier by the lighthouse!  It was perfect weather and got so many beautiful shots.  Plus, I now have Adobe Lightroom!  So editing them was almost as much fun as taking them (but not quite, not really close but still tons of fun!) Continue reading

Spring Hath Arrived!

Yay!  Spring is finally here!

Not only do I have the inspiration to take this pup to the park…
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…but also to wear Lolita a couple of times!  It is finally warming up and I just recently got my hair ombre’d, so I’m a little bit more than motivated to take advantage of it all by dressing up more often.

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English Breakfast on a Sunday Morning

w00t!  I was so excited to dress up again!  Especially in a new dress.

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Excuse my derpy-sleepy face!  My husband took this picture right before leaving for church Sunday morning.  Have I mentioned he is the worship leader?  So we were leaving at 6:45.  Anyways, enough excuses….

I was going for more a 1950’s style with this dress, so it has a high-boat neck sort of style in the front and in the back it dips down lower.  I also didn’t wearing my super poofy petti because I had to play piano, but I was still SUPER excited!  I wore just a simple cardigan and heels with off-brand jewelry and my figure skating tights, because it was freezing outside.

I even did a couple of tutorials while making this dress, such as… Continue reading