Monday, March 31, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
I went to see Kamikaze Girls and it was great. Not the same as the book, but very fun.
Update on the coat:
Put on hold over Easter, but now moving on. More alterations to the pattern are required.
I've made the whole top part more fitted and shortened the bottom part even more.
I think I will add a black frill to the bottom hem - hence the excessive shortening.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
I've started work on the coat. So far I've not made that many alterations to the pattern. But I have made it a little shorter, and a little wider. At the moment I've added about 10cm to each side of the panels to give it a bit more flare. I don't know if this will be enough, but it seems to fit over a petticoat quite well on the dummy.
I've still got to alter the collar and cuffs.
Yesterday I got some of those buttons that you cover with fabric, I've never used them before. Hopefully I will be able to cover them in black velvet to match the collar and cuffs.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I read the other day that Kamikaze Girls is going to be on at a cinema near me at easter. I have read the book and really enjoyed it but I haven't seen the film yet so I am very excited to see it on the big screen. I am still deciding if I will go in Lolita attire...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I've been thinking about what kind of Lolita outfits I've been sewing. I primarily sew for the joy of making them so I don't feel I have to choose one style over another, but I thought it might be interesting to look at the genres that are around nowadays.
I've started to try to compile a list or things I've seen:
Classical - country?
When I've got time I might make an eye-spy guide!
Yesterday I went on a little adventure to find some more fabric shops as the one I usually use is a bit limited. I went to a Fabric Warehouse but the most part of the space was taken up by curtain fabrics. I did however find a nice purple needlecord which I am thinking might make a good winter skirt. Then I went to an indoor market, where one of the stalls had an excellent selection. I got some really great grey courdroy for my coat, and it was on offer at £3.99 a metre!
Thursday, March 06, 2008
I think I want to make a coat that is pretty classy rather than being too cutesy. So this is the general shape I've seen for a typical Lolita coat. It seems they are mostly double breasted, are very flared (to fit your skirts under!) with large collar and cuffs. I quite like the cape as well.