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Let’s here about your projects, gulls.
Previous thread #10223121

>> No.10297008

Hear, not here, I suck

>> No.10297009

How hard am I going to be judged if I use a normal zipper on the back of my OP instead of an invisible zipper?

>> No.10297010

Op, are you drunk?

>> No.10297016

Not to be a twat, but why? Visible zippers are a look, and if you're going for punk, it will work. But if you spend time and money making something, but fuck up a finishing detail like that, I don't think you'll be happy will with it.

>> No.10297022

I hate that they always get stuck and that they’re so fiddly, so it’s really just for ease of getting it on and off since I live alone

>> No.10297023

You could do a flap over the zipper to hide it

>> No.10297026

Hm. Personally I find back zips easier than side ones. I would make sure to buy a good zipper and then grease it with a candle. I'm not going to lie, I think a chunky exposed zipper will ruin the aesthetic. But, it's your dress. If a regular zip means you wear it, put one in.

>> No.10297029

Just leave a little extra space around the zip. It'll be much less intrusive than a regular zip and the fabric won't get stuck.

>> No.10297032

I will judge you like the snake I am you if i see you using a normal fugly zipper.
fine wear your ugly zipper with pride you ass.

>> No.10297041

I save my judgement for people who don't press their seams. I need all of it, so I can judge hard.

>> No.10297060

This may be a really dumb question but I’ve been looking on YT for girls sewing from OnS patterns and noticed that a lot of them draw their patterns from scratch instead of tracing from the sheet that comes with the book. Why do they do this, when they own the books and presumably also the pattern sheets? I guess they might be deviating from the standard SML sizing but none of them mention this.
I’d ask them directly, but a lot of these vids are several years old + I’m probably just being a dumbass.

You can do a lapped zipper. Many of my IW pieces have them, though usually in the side seam.

>> No.10297064

Alright, I caved. I just went to Joann's and bought an invisible zipper. Thanks gulls

>> No.10297212

Not all of the patterns come on the sheet, some come with drafting instructions.

>> No.10297248

Where do you go to get custom laces? Hopefully not too big a batch because I just make things for me to wear, no bigger-scale production.

>> No.10297324

You did the right thing.

>> No.10297329

They could be working off of scans. They could be experienced enough to draft from pictures and make adjustments on the fly. If you have a long torso, you're going to need to add an inch. I use the pattern sheets. And if your Spidey senses is tingling, there's probably a typo somewhere.

Oh no gulls, we've done some good. Better go kick a puppy.

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I guess you've made your decision already, but honestly I think the other seagulls here are making a mountain out of a molehill. An invisible zipper will look good, but there are ways to sew regular zippers that look perfectly neat and tidy. You have to consider not just the look but how easy it is for you to wear - if you really don't like invisible zippers, there's no reason you absolutely need to use one.

>> No.10297695


I was about to say this. Most of my 1950s dresses have regular zippers and it's so much easier to zip them up, AND they're covered. Honestly prefer them to invisible zippers where it's hit or miss if you can zip it up the first time.

>> No.10297700

isn't this more difficult and takes more time than to just sew an invisible zipper correctly?

I like this finish, but it can get more bulky if you use thicker fabrics.

>> No.10297847

Either done properly take a similar amount of time, and the lapped zipper usually has the advantage of not getting stuck at the waist seam like an invisible zipper.

>> No.10297933

Not to mention invisible ones tend to break easier as they are not as sturdy as normal ones. I only use invisible zippers on pieces I know I'm not going to wear often (ott etc) and normal zippers on pieces I wear more reguarly.

>> No.10298651

Honestly invisible zippers are easier to deal with once you get the hang of them,

>> No.10298670

>Not all of the patterns come on the sheet, some come with drafting instructions.

besides the circle skirts and small accs, all of them come along the sheets, anon.

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so I dyed a bunch of different white 100% cotton laces in the same bath for roughly the same amount of time tonight, with interesting results

>> No.10299142

what dye did you use? Rit?

>> No.10299497

Have you even seen any of the coat patterns or the A-line dress patterns...? Basically anything larger than a bodice piece is self-drafted.

>> No.10299505 [DELETED] 

>post ur projects gulls
>2 images
>everyone is still fixated on the zipper reply

>> No.10299520

True, but most if not all of the ones they were making were on the sheets. I’d check but I’m not at home right now.

>They could be working off of scans
This is probably it but I could swear I saw the actual books in those videos. Maybe just clever placement.

Anyway I usually start by tracing the pattern from the sheets and then making alterations on a muslin and I was wondering if this was like, the amateur way to do it. I know my measurements but altering a 2D pattern with curves without doing a mock-up first is way beyond my skill level.

>> No.10299532

You must be new here. Almost no one posts their projects here anymore as there's almost never positive feedback. Gulls complain about everything that aren't brand level sewing.

>> No.10299549

Not true, they also complain about the quality of brand

>> No.10299556

So, just to be clear, those are solid mid-level seamstress skills. And, I don't know how else you would do it. But back to your mystery, they could still have the books. They could have also gotten them secondhand without the pattern sheets.


So, when the gulls told me my topstitching was terrible, it was probably passing.

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I am going to bite.
Okay so i have less than 8 months sewing but here is some progress on my coat I posted about on the last thread.
I had to redo the collar completely and draft it again because i failed to get it the right shape. What do you gulls think about the collar shape should i remove the stitches and redo it again??

Still need to topstich everything, add buttons(any recommendations?), do the buttonholes by hand, and finish ironing.
The coat is fitted in a Mannequin that is a bit small for the size of the coat and its missing its petticoat.

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I am going to bite.
Here is some progress on my coat I posted about on the last thread.
I had to redo the collar completely and draft it again because i failed to get it the right shape. What do you gulls think about the collar shape should i remove the stitches and redo it again??

Still need to topstich everything, add buttons(any recommendations?), do the buttonholes by hand, and finish ironing.
The coat is fitted in a Mannequin that is a bit small for the size of the coat and its missing its petticoat.

>> No.10299712

I think it looks fine

>> No.10299766 [DELETED] 

Ayrt i think it looks very cute

>> No.10299768

Mood has cute shit if you need buttons. And collars are hard. I'm still working on how much ease to add.

>> No.10299772

I'm truly a novice, so my opinion shouldn't weigh so heavy. But I think it looks really good! I love the collar especially. Maybe it will help to look at what type of buttons your favorite brands use for inspiration?

>> No.10300016

Yeah I coulda sworn the coat from OnS 2, I think, only comes with drafting instructions. I own the mook, I'd feel real stupid knowing I am procrastinating on making it (I've never drafted a pattern so I'm nervous) when it was there on the sheet already, lol.

>> No.10300288

thanks gals
I am taking a deep dive to check buttons i wish there was a store near me, worst scenario I finish making the buttons with the fabric.

Post pictures of the pattern you draft and we can tell you what we think, just take it as a grain of salt.
Also since its a coat its a good idea to make the armhole 2cm bigger than what you normally use.

>> No.10300367


I'm not a youtuber, just giving another reason for self-draft.

Most lolita patterns are rather simple cuts, usually a shaped bodice + flared or rectangle skirt. If you've done up a basic bodice or sloper for yourself before, that's actually going to fit you better than a store-bought pattern that usually assumes you have "standard size" height, boobs, etc.

So it makes sense to draft up the bodice patterns you've already worked out and draft them to OnS's design. It's not so much as drafting OnS patterns with alterations on the fly.

Though, to be frank, if you sew enough of some specific size of OnS it's possible to memorize all the alterations to the sizing you need to do, like I can tell you with my eyes closed any OP "my" size always needs an FBA for an extra inch in the bust, reduce one inch in the waist, the bust dart shifted down another inch.

>> No.10300520

>Where do you go to get custom laces? Hopefully not too big a batch because I just make things for me to wear, no bigger-scale production.

Does anyone get their own lace?

>> No.10300789

I've never seen anyone that wasn't already a pretty big brand get custom lace made. I actually was looking at getting custom chenille lace for a Padmé cosplay but it's really hard to find a manufacturer with a reasonable minimum order.

>> No.10300979


This >>10300789

Only ever seen anons on cgl suggest getting custom lace like it's nbd, which is a decent sign the commentor either has no clue (if they did they'd already know about the high MOQ), or they're trolling. Sorry, anon.

The last time I tried to set them straight they also mouthed off about embroidery machines and commissioning lace from people who own them. You need to program stitches for the embroidery machines, and they don't come in one continuous strip design, only what can be hooped into the matching hoop of the machine. Only heard of one girl on egl who tried it, and she was very upfront that it was so time-consuming to babysit the machine, she wouldn't even do it for commission.

I quit trying to ""help"" when that anon started talking about cutting cheap gift tulle netting with scalloped crafting scissors.

>> No.10300983

To be honest ONS patterns are so basic that I’m not sure why anyone with the experience to draft their own patterns would even use them.

>> No.10301005


Someone asked this in the last thread, you might dig up the archives if you're really curious.

Off the top of my head, someone mentioned using the other sizes when they sew for someone else, some mentioned being lazy to draft from scratch, some mentioned looking at it for inspo and directions rather than the patterns, some mentioned using some of the wider patterns (like, how wide do you draft your skirt before it becomes too wide), one said something about supporting the magazine.

OnS isn't aimed at experts, it's aimed at young people getting started in the hobby. Usually these kinds of -not-complete-newbies- are prone to make mistakes. They may know how to put together a dress but then make mistakes on what lolita detailing should look like. Or they know what lolita should look like but don't know how to construct certains parts of the dress.

If you can read Japanese and are able to shop from Japanese stores, the OnS goes several steps further -- the book already shows you multiple coords, giving you a complete mini wardrobe in every book, it also tells you which shops the fabric came from. So if you want to you can simply make everything exactly as you see it in OnS and be comfortable knowing you didn't make some noobie ita mistake.

>> No.10301030


Yeah the only options for custom lace in small quantities involve designing your own pattern in embroidery software (requires skill and the software is expensive AF and not every seamstress is an artist) and then on top of that having to get one of those endless hoops for your embroidery machine to minimize how many seams you have to put into the lace, and the machines that support it are not cheap at all, nor are embroidery machines in general, plus the cost of the hoop attachment. And then you still have to sit and wait for it to embroider and all..

There are so many issues with attempting it and little guarantee of consistency or quality when you're using machines designed to embroider text and patches/images usually and are known to have hard times with delicate designs. The cost of the stabilizer would add up too. No way you could embroider yards of tulle lace with no stabilizer.

>> No.10301037

Why don't people just tat or crochet their own lace?

>> No.10301043


Whole different hobby. Most accomplished crocheters I've met don't even sew. Heck they don't even knit, that's yet another entirely different hobby altogether.

Sure, you could pick it up, but take a look in tha ita thread for how people think they can simply "pick up" sewing an put together an amazing lolita dress in two hours, and that's why people don't try to tat/crochet their own lace just because they need some right now to finish a dress.

>> No.10301046

Yeah, why don't people acquire an entirely new set of tools/materials and invest tons of hours in learning a skill? You must have a lot of free time.

>> No.10301049

I want to learn how, but from a cosplayer's standpoint and I just learned how to embroider, making standalone lace means using water soluble stabilizer and is a headache all its own. I'm not ready for that kind of commitment, I'll just buy premade.

>> No.10301055

These are both great skills with potentially gorgeous results but the time sink is just ridiculous, I'm talking hours to make a cm or two. It's just no viable for most applications.

>> No.10301057

I guess I always thought it was easy and quick. I've done it for a blouse I made before. Especially with how thick some of the old school lace is, it could potentially be even faster.

>> No.10301353

Because a lot of crochet lace looks shit unless you're good which means you have to get good at a whole new skill, and tatting takes fucking forever which is fine for lace details, but painful for the minimum of 3m of lace you need for most lolita garments

>> No.10301362

I have knit and crocheted my own lace for knitted garments but it’s quite time-consuming, and I only do it when I want an exact colour match by using the same yarn as the main body of the garment.

The type of thick lace used in old school is thick because it uses a lot of yarn, not because it uses thick yarn. Pretty much anything over lace/fingering weight yarn is going to be too chunky to look good as sewn-on lace. The only ‘quick’ lace that still looks good with lolita would be very widely spaced, which makes it very delicate and prone to getting caught on things.

If you like crocheting lace and really want to incorporate it into Jfashion I recommend looking into mori and natural kei, because chunkier lace definitely has a place in those styles!

>> No.10301374

Lolita can't be handmade. It can only be purchased from a store. Handmade "lolita" items are often cringe and beloved by itas.

This kind of thread also appeals to people who are too poor to afford brand and so should be discouraged.

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>> No.10301434

I've used crochet thread size 20 and a simple design. Maybe if you wanted something more detailed, it would take more time, but most crochet lace I see used by brands is fairly simple.

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Either of you willing to post your crochet lace for the sake of discussion? You can crop it smallish and blur out the rest of the garment if you don't feel like outing yourself.

pic is kinda what I think of when I think crochet lace, and seriously this isn't what brand is using for most of their stuff, at least not btssb or meta, so I feel like I've gone wrong somewhere.

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I was thinking something along the lines of pic related. Sewn on rather than crocheted onto the garment.

>> No.10301526

you would need undocumented immigrants to finish that work on time, i think it's cheaper to pay MOQ to a chinese company.

MOQ varies from 100-1000 yards between .08-.65 cents depending on complexity you can get way more value and quality from china.

Anyway if its for love and you have a couple dozens of hours to burn go for it.

>> No.10301528

> to finish that work on time
On time for what? This is the handmade thread. It's a hobby. I get it if you don't feel up to it for your projects, but that doesn't mean it's not an option. The top design is ridiculously simple.

>> No.10301544

Nayrt but I knit, crochet etc while watching anime/dramas/etc. I don't feel it like "wasting time". It would feel waisting time if I watched those without doing anything else. I've actually once tatted two days and it was enough for the garment I was making. It doesn't take as much time as you may think.

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So did I, but >>10301434 mentions brands using it?

afaik aside from tulle lace, brands generally use venise lace, and torchon, cluny or lever lace (bobbin lace). It's distinctly flatter, finer, and looks less fuzzy than what you posted. I'm trying to figure out where they'd have gone in for fuzzy, thick crochet lace, especially the simple types you posted, instead of going their usual route with flatter, finer-looking lace. Or maybe I'm missing something and people routinely make bobbin-looking crochet laces. Which is which?

>> No.10301826

before they die obviously

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I assume actual knit items

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>> No.10301939


Great examples, and these make a lot more sense. Thanks, anon!

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I think that's all I have for lace inspo, but I have some more photos I can share of cute design elements from lolita and jfashion.

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cardigan embroidery from f.i.n.t.

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on the sleeve

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across the front

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knit bow hairclips/brooches

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scarf with bows

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sewn scarf with bow

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knit purse

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boot toppers if you don't want to commit to a whole legwarmer

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flower embroidery

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cherry details

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embroidered coat collar

>> No.10302062

this isn't the thread for image dumps stop.

>> No.10302065


Maybe they should make a knit & crochet inspo/appreciation thread for the people who like these images?

>> No.10302069

>I'm not used to relevant winter project inspo being posted in my dead zipper-hate thread

>> No.10302093


I just assumed the thread is sort of a help and advice thread and not an inspo image heavy type of thread. I do like these types of images and enjoy seeing them

>> No.10302125

that one is really pretty

>> No.10302149

Actually not what I meant, but I'd have to find my inspo folder to show what I'm talking about. I can't seem to what I'm referring to with lolibrary since you can't easily search by materials. I'll see if I can find my references.

>> No.10302370

If you were the one with the wonky topstitching, it was pretty terrible.

Ok, I'm going to disagree with everyone else who says it looks "fine" because one side of that collar looks like it's larger and sitting lower than the other side, and the smaller side (mannequin's left) looks like there's a point in your curve - did you clip and press properly, or did you muck up the stitching around that area? If that's just a trick of angles and lighting then leave it, but something like that would bug me enough to redo it. You could do covered buttons in fabric (either contrasting or patterned in the same shades), as the coat fabric looks too thick for covered buttons.

>> No.10302526

just don't fucking dump 20 images of alixpress/taobao shit and expect no one to bitch.

>> No.10302553

there are 3 offbrand items

>> No.10303745

Hi there,
One of my friends is super in to lolita clothes and she's also a good sewer. I want to give her a book about making your own lolita clothes for her birthday. Are there any books which are absolutely must haves for this?

>> No.10303746


short answer: Otome no Sewing.

Long answer: Otome no Sewing is the best available series right now. You can buy any issue as long as it is stated that it comes with the pattern sheet (I mean, if you're buying new they'll come with it).

Besides that, you could also get Gothic and Lolita Bible and GosuRoRi, if she is into OldSchool. But Otome no Sewing is a better option, nevertheless.

But all of these are magazines, not books. If you're looking for books for seamstress, I'd get her something like "Couture Sewing Techniques", foe example. But this one is not directed to Lolita Fashion. It's way more general.

>> No.10304004

This. Tailor your homemade garments gulls.
I made a shirt for my friend straight from the ONS pattern, and she is tiny - about a b-cup, very slim, and I still had to make significant alterations to the shoulders and bust.

>> No.10304088

I'm going to second Otome no Sewing. You might want to find an older one, like 10-12. They had more ensembles, whereas I feel the newer ones have single coords. Check on Etsy.

>> No.10304098

Also suggesting Otome no Sewing. They also do best collections mooks, like this one http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-2361280?s_ssid=e453755df27596d630 which is still in stock and has really nice patterns.

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can I get a pattern for a capet please? I'm trying to do myself with no luck, I really need help with the correct proportions so it sits correctly on shoulders. Its styled like this with normal fabric.

>> No.10304614

Cape* sorry

>> No.10304618


Colette patterns has one with no hood; there's also an online shop selling ONS patterns individually and they have capes as well.

>> No.10304674

Is there a way to buy Quilt Gate fabric directly from Japan?

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try using your bodice pattern with its arms, there is also the pattern that bernadette used either page 76 or 77:

or you could use your bodice and draft your pattern look at the one from ons

>> No.10306018

No idea. I usually order through either the Tomato or Okadaya online stores but I don't think either stocks it. You could email their international email ( allinfoATquilt-gate.com ) and say you're going to be visiting Tokyo and want to know stores that stock the product there, then see if any of those shops have online shops?

>> No.10308395

Because I hate drafting from scratch even with a working, fitted bodice block. Otome no Sewing because it gives me an easy out for stuff like boleros and capes which are a pain to draft from a block anyway, and sleeves/collars. I'm close enough to OnS sizing to alter pattern fit by tracing the pieces and comparing to my own block rather than going painstakingly from block to pattern for a garment I only want to make one of, not multiples.

>> No.10309067

The Simplicity Frozen pattern. Use the top part of the Anna cape. It's basically this exact shape.

>> No.10309103

I was recently given a bright purple coloured petticoat. Is it a good idea to dye it black? If I flash anyone by accident I would rather they see black than ugly purple, even if most of my pieces are lighter colours.

>> No.10309134


It'd either be tulle or organza, in other words, synthetic. That stuff is hard to dye and you usually have to wash it seperately afterwards because it may run.

Do it if it bothers you enough to undertake that trouble, I guess.

>> No.10309257

No, it's not worth it. I have a bright red petti which I sometimes wear under pastels, it's fine.

>> No.10309328

You could try ipoly dye

>> No.10309367


Thank you all! I will look in to this.

>> No.10309451

*iDye poly

>> No.10309470

I'd be worried about the dye bleeding onto your clothes. What if you get wet? You could ruin a light colored dress with black dye.

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Would it be tacky to DIY a classic or old school sweet (gobelin teddy or gardening teddy esque) style dress like pic related using the William Morris Strawberry Thief print? I like the simplicity of the pintucks and minimal to no lace with the idea of earthy tones that have pops of red...it won't be as cute as Meta but it would be nice to try something different.

>> No.10309544

...do you know how dyeing clothes works?

>> No.10309915

I think it will work, but make sure whatever fabric you get has the print scaled correctly for a dress, similar to the photo. I think at upholstery-scale it'll look wrong.

>> No.10309967


I found it in cotton as a "mini" which I think is scaled down compared to other prints the site I'm looking at offers. It is normally quite expensive upholstery fabric but since I saw it in garment weight fabric and what seems to be a smaller print I thought I'd ask here if it was even a good idea to try it out.

>> No.10310083

I do. Do you just throw your shit in the wash without dye catchers and hope for the best? Or do you not know how to wash your brand?

>> No.10310458
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Hello DIY anons,

I am a bigfoot-chan and looking to make my own lace topped OTKs since it's basically impossible for me to find some that are long enough, have stretchy enough footroom and decent quality lace.

While I'm generally not super helpless when it comes to DIY stuff since I'm engaging in a different hobby that also heavily relies on DIYing a lot, I'm super unexperienced when it comes to sewing. Only things I've managed to accomplish so far are sewing buttons back on and repairing a clip-on bow.

My question would be, how difficult is it to sew lace onto a sock? Can I do it with a needle and some thread or do I need a sewing machine for that in order to ensure a clean finish?

>> No.10310511

You can accomplish that with a zigzag stitch, which can be handsewn or done with a machine. Or just make sock toppers.

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managed to squeeze in one more project before the year ended! the 2mm rolled hem foot is now my best friend, finishing ruffles like that is so nice and clean looking. sorry the pics are horrifically crunchy, tonight I learned that my garbage phone camera doesn't handle solid black very well. I'll take better pictures and detail shots later, but these get the point across for now.

>> No.10313335

Anon, this is lovely! Any tips for doing the back panel? I'm about to tackle one for the first time.

>> No.10313437

Im pretty new to sewing. Id like to make a skirt in a old school substyle.
Im not sure about width. Will waistx2 be old school poof or modern poof?

>> No.10313445

It looks beautiful, anon! Good job!

>> No.10313592

thank you!! this was my my second attempt at this method (sewing the elastic straight to the fabric with a zigzag stitch). I'd say the thing that helped me most was just to make sure I had very clear and visible guidelines drawn on the fabric to follow while I sewed on the elastic, and also to go slow and steady with the actual sewing. go too fast and you'll get sloppy, go to slow while pulling the elastic and you're liable to just pull everything out of alignment when the needle moves up. also, practice on scrap fabric. good luck anon, I'd love to see how it goes!


>> No.10313595

How big are we talking? Because I'm 5'8" and wear a size 11 and brand OTKs still come over my knees...

>> No.10313843

Neither. Old school poof is MINIMUM waist x 3/hip x 2.5.
Nowadays it's more like at least 300cm total circumference.

>> No.10313848

>handmade lolita
if you're not maijuline, don't bother

>> No.10313948

Guess the only time I tried I had bad luck then.

Bought a pair of recent Meta OTKs, although printed ones, and while they were stretchy enough for my thick calves and reach over my knee, the footroom was way too small. I'm 5'6 and wearing eu 43 (so somewhere between 11 and 11.5).

Where did you get yours from anon? What is the secret behind finding fitting brand legwear?

>> No.10314050

>Thick calves
Try the plus sized thread then

The ones I have are from Baby and AAtP for what it's worth

>> No.10314257

Does anyone have a good pattern/tutorial for a petticoat?

>> No.10314337

Try this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsixqDCCvTM

>> No.10314411

I think she's in the correct thread considering that she wants to make her own lace-topped OTKs.

>> No.10314490

Any ideas how I can modify to add corset lacing onto the new honey cake mto without it looking like shit. I dont want to permanently modify it smaller, but I want it to fit tighter around my bodice. If i added the loops for the lacing around where the shoulder straps are would it work out fine? It would start in the middle of the shirring, but I don't dont think it would look good if it started all the way on the sides. Should I consider modifying it permanently?

>> No.10314619

>lacing on shoulder straps
Don’t do that.
Yes you should modify it permanently

>> No.10314631

So I've been thinking about experimenting with making my own clothes. I have no idea where to start. I know how to sew because of fucking around at work but I have no idea where to buy fabrics. I went to Joann's and the fabrics I saw there don't seem like the type I'd make dress pants with. Any guides/ advice?

>> No.10314632

why not just shorten the shirring panel with shorter elastic?

>> No.10314667

I think what anon meant was that if the shoulder straps were maybe say 7 inches apart, they would put the corset loops on the back, 7 inches apart, which seems reasonable

>> No.10314682


nayrt, but I understood it and, yeah, I still agree, don't do that. Not really a good look being that wide.

>>10314632 this might be a better idea if taking everything apart and permanently changing the design is too much.

>> No.10314712


If you have a pattern, the type of fabric is usually printed on the back of the envelope, or for a digital pattern it's usually noted somewhere in the pattern. Along with the yardage/how much fabric you need, which is important as you want to buy the right amount of fabric. For first time sewing and if you don't already know how to draft patterns I do recommend going with a commercial pattern.

Take the envelope/print out the information with you, go back to Joann's and snag an employee, show them which fabric you need and ask them to show you where it is, then pick out something you like. Most fabric shops generally have a section of suiting fabrics all grouped together that you can choose from, you just need the employee to point out where this is. Don't worry too much if you're a dude, sewing people generally like it when other people want to try sewing (if the employee is rude, just put it back/ditch it somewhere and find a nicer one).

>> No.10314724

Thanks, I guess I should start with a pattern. I have some experience with industrial sewing so I know all about yardage and stuff like that. The fabrics we use aren't suitable to make clothes out of. I guess I'll swing by Joann's again.

>> No.10314728

>industrial sewing
What have you worked with before? Interiors or something?

>> No.10314733

Awnings and marine covers. I'm an engineer, just one time we were slow and I had the girls teach me how to sew in the different machines. Now we have it all somewhat automated with newer machines but I still remember how to do some of it.

>> No.10314737

that is cute. It would look great with a fur hat of similar materiaal preferable one of those ones that are kinda of cylindrical

>> No.10314763

Thats awesome. Theres a lot to learn with conventional sewing but having the exposure to it certainly does help. Theres a ton of helpful stuff on the internet and youtube, good luck with your sewing adventures!

>> No.10314768

I never thought it that much poof!

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For anyone interested in making custom fabric

>> No.10315277

Is this part one of a series? It feels incomplete

>> No.10315335

It is incomplete. It should have rearraging the elements and going back and forth until it looks good. In that example the first pic might look good, but when it's rearraged it has kinda awkward placing in the center. Adding one more pole and switching places would do wonders. This should also be done with y-axis if it's all over print and not just border print.

>> No.10315357

The fact that it says to split it in "the first direction" makes me think there are more steps after

>> No.10315959

What are the best seams? If someone has a good link or some knowledge to share about seaming please let me know.

>> No.10315965

OR even better, what books would you recommend to a beginner? I got a sewing machine for Christmas so I am a bit intimidated. I am sure a good book will hold many answers I need.

>> No.10316045

If you're a beginner you don't need to be worrying about fancy seams yet. I recommend the Readers Digest sewing guide. I've heard the older editions are better.

>> No.10316284

I agree with other anon, you don't need to worry about seam types yet. As for books, I recently got my hands on Fashionpedia by Fashionary. It's a great reference for if you want look up something like a collar with a certain style but aren't sure what the name of it is, as well as having a lot of information on fibre types, fabric composition, reading patterns. It also happens to have a whole section on different seam types and what their ideal use is.

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>> No.10316392

99% of clothing can be sewn using only the straight stitch and zig-zag stitch honestly

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Just finished sewing my first petticoat. How did I do?

>> No.10317415

Anon, I love you.

>> No.10317441

Looks pretty good, though the pose is hiding the waistband

>> No.10317444

Looks great, anon! I can't see it, but I'd suggest adding a lining to it so it gets more comfy and the fabric / seamlines of the petti doesn't touch your legs.

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Just wanted to share this beautiful bodice from Aatp. Hope it's inspo for some lolita seamstress out there!

>> No.10317500

yes it's a great pic, thank you kind anon

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>Have you even seen any of the coat patterns or the A-line dress patterns...? Basically anything larger than a bodice piece is self-drafted.

Hey, diff anon but can you please direct me to where I could learn to draft an A-line dress? Something like pic related, though I'm actually looking for one that has a more fitted bust.

>> No.10323176

what should I make with exactly 19 inches of scrap lace?

>> No.10323204

use it for trim on a teeny bow!

>> No.10323626

A choker

>> No.10323650

Ntayrt Otome no sewing book 7 has a pattern you might be looking for

>> No.10323653

Crochet lace is the cheapest material cost for like any hobby, a ball of thread and a hook cost like $5 tops

Joanns is a big box craft store and a lot of it is quilting cotton. See if you have any specialty fashion fabric stores in your area.

>> No.10323656

Hey gulls so I'm planning on trying to make a blouse (my own pattern) but not sure what fabric I should be using. Would you recommend just some sort of poly cotton or cotton blend? Or is there something else I haven't heard of out there that's good for blouses??

>> No.10323683

here's some lace i freehanded for a project! excuse that it's a little wrinkled, i haven't blocked it yet

i understand what people mean when it's a timesink but like any other hobby you grow proficient and quick over time. it took me about 1.5 hours to wing the design and produce something i like, but i've also had a decade in the hobby

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dropped image like a dummy, excuse me

>> No.10323718

Depends on what kind of blouse. If it's structured something like poplin or twill is the standard shirt material. If it's more flowy maybe crepe. Chiffon is nice, light and flowy but it's also sheer so you'll need something underneath.

>> No.10323720

I love that!! the little heart motif in the middle is adorable

>> No.10323804

Would you say, ever use a combo of fabrics? A poplin for the torso but then a crepe for the sleeves. or would it just make sense to use the same fabric for everything but if I wanted a more structured torso use a heavyweight interfacing?

>> No.10323810

It’s not unheard of to use fabric of different weight and opacity for a top, like for an opaque body but sheer sleeves and neckline. AP does this a lot with cutsews. So it can definitely be done but you need to make sure that the fabrics look good together. I wouldn’t pair matte poplin with shiny satin, for instance.

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Any of you guys used this pattern before?

>> No.10324343

Other than some pretty old school stuff, I’d sat it’s much more common for for most things to have a seam at the waist and a gathered skirt. This pattern could be done well, but there are probably better choices for lolita.

>> No.10324604

Get it taken in by a seamstress. If you decide to sell later, there will probably be someone who appreciates the smaller size

>> No.10324610

You can have the seamstress leave in the excess fabric at the seams, it's slightly less clean of a result but it means the alterations can be taken out later.

>> No.10326387

>I’m going to stop buying fabric until I’ve made a significant dent in my existing fabric stash because this is getting out of hand.

Also me:
>This perfect tartan is going out of stock?!? okay I’ll take four meters thank you

These kinds of A-line skirt with underbust seam are quite common in classic. Those necklines not so much, though, so unless >>10324188 is willing and able to make some alterations to the bodice I think they’re better off with a different pattern.

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