High-waisted skirt

15.7.09 - 19:29
Last night we went to see Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails which was very cool!

So on Monday I decided to make a new skirt to wear. I drew out the pattern, cut and sewed it up in less than a day so I think it turned out pretty well.

There's a zip at the back and I put a couple of pieces of plastic boning in the lining at the front to hold the point up.

I actually wore it with a high collared black blouse and black braces. The look was definitely a lot more gothic than lolita.



Style Shake

13.7.09 - 11:06
I've only just come across styleshake.com even though it looks to have been around for a couple of years. It's a very easy to use website where you can 'design' your own clothes and have them made and sent to you.

There are some limitations - its not made to your actual measurements, but you can make slight adjustments to the sizes provided. Also its more pick and mix than actual design but I managed to put together this OP in a couple of minutes. I don't know how lolita it would turn out. It's made from black cotton so even though it looks a bit shiny in the picture it should be quite matt in real life.

The company is based in the UK and this design would cost £44 to order - that sounds like a very good price to me for a bespoke dress.