Mar 31, 2011

Loliprompt: Me Sew Loli

For those of you who sew your own clothing, what’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever made a lolita garment out of? Old bedsheets? Discount fabric with Elvis’ face printed all over it?
If you can’t answer that question, what’s the weirdest material you’ve ever known someone’s lolita outfit to be made of? 

I've not yet been overly adventurous in my sewing attempts, though I have plans for a few... interesting dresses once I think I can manage them. I'm still determined to make a martian manhunter inspired coordinate someday when I can figure out how it could work. I've made a skirt out of another skirt and a corset out of boyscout spats, it that counts. And I'm still working on my last unicorn dress, which truly is a labor of love.

I do have a short wishlist of fabrics, however. The first is a hot air balloon fabric, though I've not found the right one just yet. It would make a really nice JSK, I think. I would call in my Around the World dress. A few others:

I want a skirt made from this to show off my inner geek princess.

 Why not have a dress to express your feelings on Monday?

Book-lover loli!

 Sushi loli?

You can find all the fabrics I posted here.


  1. Hi, I just discovered your site and love it! Those fabrics are great.
    In answer to your question, my very favorite jsk was made from drapes bought at Goodwill. They have a blue and white toile, wedgewood china-esque print and this great, huge ruffle at the hem. All I had to do was sew the panels together, remove the weights from the hem, and cut a bodice. I used shirred shoulders with a narrow lace edge and a shirred waist, so it was very easy.

  2. Your jsk sounds amazing! I'm a bit jealous, shirring is one of the things I've not been able to manage.