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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
http://www.flickr.com/photos/brokendolly/page1/
http://www.neitherland.com/hyperballad/candy/files/gothiclolita/vol4/pattern/side%20a/
http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/imbolc07/petticoat.htm
http://community.livejournal.com/sew_loli/208428.html
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=142435.0
http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/PATTunmentionables.html - knit bloomers
http://kanazumimiyoshi.livejournal.com/2645.html - wa lolita
http://community.livejournal.com/egl/4823813.html - tiered skirt
http://www.shasta.com/suesgoodco/newcivilians/womenswear/drawerproject.htm - bloomers
http://costumewardrobe.blogspot.com/2006/12/petticoats_07.html - petticoat
http://wkdesigner.wordpress.com/2009/05/18/xox-skirt/ - easily loliable skirt
http://forum.asiajam.com/made-me/4285-super-cute-lolita-cancan-skirt-tutorial.html - lolita skirt, no pictures
http://web.archive.org/web/20071011030743/home.mindspring.com/~angeliakay/id13.html - complete plain dress pattern
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=25389.0 - bedsheet petticoat


Shirts and cardigans
http://community.livejournal.com/t_shirt_surgery/4066549.html
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=94775.0
http://diyfashion.about.com/od/diytops/ss/Corset_Top.htm - corset top
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/07/craft_pattern_that_girl_summer.html
http://www.elizabethancostume.net/custompat/ - custom corset generator.
http://wkdesigner.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/bias-cut-camisole/ - A loliable camisole or bodice.
http://community.livejournal.com/egl/12734349.html - reconstructed cardigan
http://pics.livejournal.com/sidneyeileen/gallery/000093g5 - overbust corset

Coats
http://www.tudorlinks.com/treasury/freepatterns/w1910travelulster.html - V
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTeve.html - fur stole

Jumperskirts (JSK)
http://allychan.deviantart.com/art/Allys-sewing-tutorial-part-two-122414490?q=boost%3Apopular+lolita+dress+tutorial&qo=7 - part one
http://allychan.deviantart.com/art/Allys-sewing-tutorial-part-two-122414490?q=boost%3Apopular+lolita+dress+tutorial&qo=7 - part two
http://toriwhitten.deviantart.com/art/Lolita-JSK-Tutorial-Pt-1-154825924 - part one
http://community.livejournal.com/sew_loli/395156.html - apron
http://sewing.about.com/od/aprons/ss/tieapronwithpleats.htm - loliable apron


Accessories
http://blueperiod.suddenlaunch.com/index.cgi?board=sewing&action=display&num=1102559765
http://community.livejournal.com/egl/11093253.html
http://doll-candy.com/MSDdress.htm - this might be a good start to scale up a dress for you.
http://crochetinsider.com/pattern/afternoon-tea-fingerless-gloves
http://knitting-and.com/wiki/Mrs_Lovett%27s_Mitts
http://www.etsy.com/listing/19340937/pif-victorian-neckwarmer-knitting?ref=cat1_gallery_12 (yes it's free.)
http://knitter-robot.vox.com/library/post/pattern-edwardian-lace-scarf.html
http://community.livejournal.com/egl/6522878.html - garter belt.
http://pangea-derlatek.deviantart.com/art/Zori-Tutorial-part-1-164315076 - Zori, japanese sandals.
http://www.cdhm.org/tutorials/making-a-miniature-cake.html - polymer clay cake
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323683.0 - victorian tophat
http://adrisundead.deviantart.com/art/SHE-charms-tutorial-82289059- polymer clay charm
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/knee_high_victorian_spats_boot_covers
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=35344.0 - canvas ballet flats


Hair and Makeup
http://community.livejournal.com/egl/8052588.html - Hime Hair
http://lolita-handbook.livejournal.com/2051.html


Knits and crochets
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.0 - Capelet
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=64489.msg612431#msg612431 - crochet capelet.

Communities and help articles
http://community.livejournal.com/daily_lolita/
http://www.feorag.com/gosurori/gr-patterns.pdf
http://community.livejournal.com/collegelolita/
http://aestheticlolita.blogspot.com/2009/11/ten-steps-to-more-kawaii-you.html
http://community.livejournal.com/lalolitas/ - african american lolita
http://community.livejournal.com/yarn_lolis/
http://community.livejournal.com/muslim_jfashion/ - muslim lolita
http://community.livejournal.com/brolitas/ - 14+ community for male lolitas
http://community.livejournal.com/lolitaletters/ - lolita penpals
http://community.livejournal.com/sew_loli/ - sewing for lolitas
http://community.livejournal.com/angry_lace/12074.html - 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.