31 October 2010

Atelier Pierrot Replica Bustle Skirt and Underskirt

 Finally! After 3 months, I finally finished this skirt. I mean, it was more or less complete for 2 months now, but I just hadn't sewed the hem ruffle on. I finally just did it this morning xD School has been keeping me really busy, and whenever I got a break, I just lazed around since I was so tired and wasn't in the mood to sew!

Anyway, it's all done now :) And I'm so happy with it!

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It has black velvet ribbon ties in the front

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and grosgrain ribbons in the back.
Both the front and back are shirred for extra comfort!

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It looks so pretty from the side with the ties pulled up! They can be adjusted - pulled up all the way, left untied, or something in between.

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There is also a black lace overlay on the front panel, which makes it look really pretty without the corset ties too. It was a last minute decision which I'm so glad I made. I also ended up not doing the boning since the shirring was there.

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I used looped lace for the ties at the front, and just made ribbon loops for the ties at the back, also no lace overlay in the back, just plain. 

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The underskirt! Which is completely separate, and can be worn on its own like this...

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So yea, as I keep saying, I just love how this came out. To finish off the ensemble, I want to sew a black cropped bolero, which should be my next quick project if time allows. I also want to make a black or blue bonnet  to go with this too, but we'll see how that goes :)

And my next big project I have planned for myself is an Emerald Green Velveteen Onepiece dress with a matching bonnet! I want to try and finish it before Christmas, but either way, I'm just going to make it nonetheless. More about that later :D

03 October 2010

The last of the Brown Toile...

So many of you probably remember my good old Brown Toile Jumper Skirt that I made about a year ago?
Well, since I had about 5 yards of the stuff, I was able to make two more pieces out of this same epic fabric!
I'm here with pictures of them for you all today!

First I'll start off with the commission I did for Maria, a lolita all the way from Sweden! It was the first commission I ever did, and its long over due that I post about it since I completed this back in January, haha. She made two posts about it on her personal blog here and here. Not only did I make a Jumper Skirt, but also a headdress to match which she pictured in the first link. I'm very proud of seeing her wearing my creation, and it's been very well received by others which makes me even happier.

Okay now for my own pictures! Sorry they are a bit dark, I took them at nighttime unfortunately.

Here's the front
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The back (fully shirred as all my pieces will be)
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And here are some detail shots
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The taffeta ribbon sash is detachable!
Now I really wish I made mines a long version, I love how this came out in this length.

Now for piece number two, and the last bit I could squeeze out of the yardage.
This wonderful high waist bustle skirt!

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Back with the lovely bustles, shirring and corset loops (I haven't put the ribbon ties in yet!)

Here's the side.

And another shot of the front for you.
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And lastly a closeup detail of the shirred front.

With the front and back being shirred, this skirt can fit a pretty good range of sizes, I'd say between someone with a 26"-32" waist max.

I won't be keeping this skirt by the way! It's for sale! As much as I love how this came out, I don't need two pieces in the same fabric. Not quite for official sale yet, but I'm trying to gain interest. My asking price for now is at $120 + shipping & insurance. I'm planning on putting it up for official sale within next month on my livejournal (punkneko66.livejournal.com) or I may consider putting it up on the egl_comm_sales, or even possibly Etsy once I decide what's best.

Thank you for reading! I have two more projects to post within the next week or so.
And hello new followers!

I also thought I'd reply to the comments on my last entry, (I should really go about installing a comment reply system like Disqus or something, probably later down the line.)

Ruth - I'm glad you like the new layout, and thanks for the compliments!

Tiff - Ah you don't really have to change your entire wardrobe for lolita, you can have just a few lolita pieces and still dress in your more usual way. I don't wear lolita everyday (not even most of the time) and I still have all my non-lolita clothes in my wardrobe to wear in a variety of different styles. I like fashion too much to stick to one thing :) I'm glad you like the things I've made though!

And Takato Yamamoto is an amazing artist, he really goes there with his artwork, which is something I love.

Aya - Haha yes this is totally my soul in the form of a webpage, minus my occasional sweet side!