03 June 2010

Finally Posting Again! Mint Bustle Jumperskirt

Hello Everyone!
It has been a very long time since I last posted a project on here, and I apologize. School became very hectic, and I hardly had any time for myself, but now that I'm finished with my first year of work at FIT, I've very relieved, accomplished, and ready to get sewing for myself (and others) again!

This was what I worked on for myself following the Brown Toile JSK...
Mint Bustle JSK!
It's the sweetest garment I've ever made, and I've been very into sweet lolita lately (surprising isn't it?), and it's been a lot of fun. I pretty much like all lolita fashion styles (well besides guro, which I can't help but see as a costume, not that I hate it but you know...), so I'm now incorporating gothic, classic, and sweet into my lolita wardrobe. Like variety? I know I do.

Enough chat, it's picture time!

Pile of cut fabric stage! Many many rectangles!

Two completed bustle panels!

Almost there...

And here's the completed dress, coordinated with pink (I love mint x pink!)


Front Detail

I opted for a fabric ruffle around the yoke because it looked a little puckered. I think it was a great cover up! I also added little mint satin ribbon bows.


Shirring Detail

Usually shirring panels don't have zippers in them, but when making the dress, I didn't realize I hadn't let a place to put a zipper! Instead of splitting apart of one of my side bustles, which I think wouldn't have looked so great, I just split my back panel and put a zipper in there. It was very difficult to do though, so I don't advise it, and it makes it hard to get into the dress by yourself!


Closeup of the Ribbon Detail

I decided to add a few ribbons to the bottom of the dress as well. I was also going to add rosettes, but I didn't get around to it. Maybe I'll add a few more embellishments later?

Rose Detail

I used this tutorial to make the ribbon roses. It was very simple to do, and I will make all my rosettes this way from now on because I really like how they came out!

And finally, a photo of me wearing it!

So sweet! I wore this to the Sakura Matsuri back in May. It was so weird wearing such a sweet outfit for the first time. I got called little bo peep for the first time ever, but I had so much fun!

Now that it's summer, I want to do more sewing, and I'll try and post more too! I also have my Draping II term garments to share (our final class garment for the semester) inspired by Sleeping Beauty! I'll probably post that later this week or next week.

I have a lot of ideas for future projects. I also have 2 commissions that I did (one I'm currently finishing) that I'll also post.

I hope you enjoyed!


  1. Gosh, I love this dress soooo much! It's just adorable. I think that the side bustles combined with all the little clusters of bows just makes it the sweetest dress ever.

    You look super cute in pink and mint! I was sad to hear that you have been going for the OTT sweet, but it really suits you very well!

  2. Thanks so much! I'm happy you like it!
    Tooth rottingly sweet yes indeed xD
    Ahh I will never abandon gothic and classic though :) I still like both those styles more that OTT sweet, and I'd also opt for a more toned down sweet for regular days!

  3. I love all the little bow-clusters! ♥ Very sweet.

  4. this is so cute. I love it! WOW!

  5. wow you made that :D
    so cool!!!

  6. youre looking great ! WOW ! Congratulation for your masterpiece of work°Happy sewing