CO Studios at Etsy


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lolita patterns

I will not distinguish the different subcategories of lolita.
I will try and update this site as often as possible.

V - Victorian

Dresses, skirts and petticoats - knit bloomers - wa lolita - tiered skirt - bloomers - petticoat - easily loliable skirt - lolita skirt, no pictures - complete plain dress pattern - bedsheet petticoat

Shirts and cardigans - corset top - custom corset generator. - A loliable camisole or bodice. - reconstructed cardigan - overbust corset

Coats - V - fur stole

Jumperskirts (JSK) - part one - part two - part one - apron - loliable apron

Accessories - this might be a good start to scale up a dress for you. (yes it's free.) - garter belt. - Zori, japanese sandals. - polymer clay cake - victorian tophat polymer clay charm - canvas ballet flats

Hair and Makeup - Hime Hair

Knits and crochets - Capelet - crochet capelet.

Communities and help articles - african american lolita - muslim lolita - 14+ community for male lolitas - lolita penpals - sewing for lolitas - angry lolitas

Lolita Outfit Construction, discussion

I really love the lolita clothing style.
The style of clothing I go for is classic, sweet, or ero lolita.

But designer lolita clothing, even the knockoffs and cosplay lolita clothing are far out of my price range. For example, I would pay $50 for a lolita dress, but not $200+.

It's very unfortunate. I know there's certain costs associated with tailoring these dresses in 5, possibly 6 different sizes. But some of this price is just brand inflation privilege.

Anyway.... I've been scouting for really cute patterns to sew. I figure it's just cheaper, since I have found discounted fabric here and there.
Especially since I have unusual measurements.
One of my goals is to lose a dress size so that I might fit into the standard dress sizes. They're kinda small. The problem is mostly my waist, but then again, these dresses aren't exactly made for big breasted women either.

Don't get me started on Japanese standard sizes. =_=

I have been using GosuRori scans and Gothic and lolita bible scans, have been weeding through them for useful patterns. By useful, I mean skirts, dresses and blouses. Because it is easy to find cloaks, bloomers and armwarmer patterns.

In subsequent posts I will list helpful sites and locations, because I tend to find sites for these patterns either exceeding bandwidth, NOT having useful patterns, or just not existing anymore.
I want to help the community.

Eventually I want to have my own free dress pattern up here, as well as some dress patterns for small fee. That would be interesting. Selling own lolita patterns. Hmm...
I wonder what the lolita industry would say or think. ;]

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Working on page 6 of my manga.

So... I have 3 more pages of my manga sketched out.
need to be fixed up before they're presentable.

I'll post pictures maybe later.

I decided to add some background story to it.

Through Toriko's narrative, how they met and canoodled. Hah. Canoodle.
They met in a warrior tournament. And she will tell that tale briefly.
And then her tale will blend into him meeting her priestesses.

Yey! This is going somewhere!

A lot of hard work. Due to misc. events, I have not been able to work on it as much. I should probably sketch some in my sketchbook instead of just doing story boarding in there. I would prob get a lot more done.

I can see how this shouldn't take ages to make, like some manga series do. Esp. if the work is spread equally. Just.... doing all this alone gets to be a lot of work. I'm not complaining, I'm doing this for fun.

BTW I stuck myself in the ass with a knitting needle. By accident. The bleeding stopped but that asscheek is still sore. Am a little upset about my stupidity in leaving it on the couch. But I'll survive. Unless that needle had salmonella or something. Then I'd need penicillin.
.... anywhoo....

Am gonna take a nap now.