FYeahLolita: 5 Hard Things About Lolita

Just sharing a quick link to another blog that gives a very realistic look at Lolita, and in that way I found it very relate-able and encouraging to read something “telling it as it is” for realistic expectations.

I hope you will find it interesting and encouraging as well!

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Oh My! What A Flattering Waistband

I couldn’t find any good brown fabric at JoAnn’s (and I have a gift card, so I wasn’t going to look anywhere else until it’s all used up!) but I did find these amazing fabrics instead:

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I quickly figured out the skirt I was going to make and patterned the skirt gores. I would use the blue dragonfly fabric for the main skirt and the red for the wide, shaped waistband and either a band or ruffles on the hem.

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to best achieve that shaped waistband. Continue reading