Montag, 14. April 2014

Pirate & Pastels

Hi my dears,

you already know me, whenever I have time, I like to spend it sewing. Lately I made some new items for my etsy shop, but also something for me!

Let's start with a new skirt for my shop. I fell in love with this amazing map printed fabric, so I went for a pirate theme.

Jolly Skirt


Then, I'm also quite into pastels at the moment. This jsk is very inspired by the designs of Emily Temple Cute, and while I originally planned to make it for the shop too, I decided to keep it when I finished (^.^)
But luckily I ordered enough fabric, so it's also up for sale!

Emilie Dress

Furthermore, I was convinced that I'm in desperate need of a pale pink cardigan. I love to wear cardigans with Lolita dresses, they're a great, slightly more casual alternative to blouses. Plus, I already had this delicate pink tulle lace lying around for quite some time and felt it would go great with the design I had in mind:


I styled it with the new jsk, I think they match quite well, don't they?




I adorned the top of the button botder with some lace, tied into a bowknot.


I also made one pocket on the side, in a heart-shape to match the buttons. Since I had some lace left over, I added another bow here too (^.^)




Mittwoch, 9. April 2014

Twenty-Two

Hi dolls,

on Sunday was my Birthday, and I wanted to dress up a little for the occasion. No petticoat, but my favourite dress, yay!

Outfit rundown:
Alice band: Claire's
Necklace: Sheinside
Blouse, shoes: 2nd Hand
Cardigan: handmade by me
Dress: Innocent World
Rings: Claire's, Etsy

Sorry for the mirror shot, I took some more detail pictures:


At the moment, I really like wearing tights, ankle socks and ankle boots!



 Furthermore, the official photos from the Helsinki Hellocon and Tea Party were finally uploaded!
I'm not very happy with my pictures from the convention, I look weird and the shadows seem quite harsh. But at least you can see my outfit (that dress! Again! xD)




Our travelling group! Yaya, Pnkangel, Katrin, Dani and Jassi

Someone took this picture of me, probably while I was watching a performance on stage. I kinda like it (^.^)

 

I also like this picture of me from the Tea Party:


So, that was the last bit from my travels to Finnland. Hope you enjoyed it!



Sonntag, 23. März 2014

Monochrome

Hi my dears,

yesterday, I went to se an exhibition and therefore decided to doll up a little. I went for a black x white coord with bat theme and felt quite comfortable (^.^)

Outfit rundown:
Alice band: Innocent World
Blouse: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Corset: handmade by me
Skirt: handmade by me
Shoes: Demonia
Bag: handmade by me

As this coord remined me a little bit of old school Lolita, I also straightened my hair. It grew quite long, I was astonished myself!



selfie (^.-)



Freitag, 21. März 2014

Second Life

Hi dolls,

I recently found an old pillow cover, made of a very nice cotton satin in a lovely mint colour (Mint! Again!). 
I decided to sew something with it, because I only had the pillow cover and not the whole set. First, I thought of a corset, but then I realized that I could really use another pair of bloomers! You can't have enough bloomers if you wear Lolita often.

A little crumpled

I made them really simple, without any ruffles or decoration. Just a little bow to see which side is front, makes it easier to put them on when you're in a hurry (^.-)



Montag, 17. März 2014

Home Is Where My Sewing Machine Is

Hi dolls,

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend?
I certainly did, I moved my sewing stuff to my new home, yay! (^.^)

ready to go

So of course, I had to sew something right away (*.*). This time not for the shop, but for me. Or so was the intention.
I had a piece of beautifully rose-patterned fabric left over, which would be just enough for a dress. I've been inspired by Classic Lolita Onepieces a lot lately, so I wanted to head for something like that. Hovewer, I somehow underestimated the effect of the fabric. I'm not completely sure if I like the outcome:


Collar, cuffs and ruffles at the hem are made of white cotton, completed with a row of large rose buttons at the front. Additionally, I put an invisible zipper in the side.

the dress fits me better than the dummy

I made shirring in the back, too. It's the first time I do that with a onepiece dress, but it turned out surprisingly well.




What do you think?
I'm really not sure if I want to keep it this way, or change something...



Sonntag, 9. März 2014

Pink

(Haha, I just realised that pink rhymes with ink. Never noticed that before xD )

Anyways, technological progress reached me too, I finally got myself a smartphone! The good news are that it's pink (^.^)

What about that hitchhikers guide now?

I'm still a little confused about how everything works...
But I needed a nice phone case, so naturally I sewed one! Some of you might recognise the fabric, I once made a skirt with it (long long time ago).


I wanted to make the closure with velcro first, but I only had black one at home, that would have been horrible with the pink fabric. So instead I used this flower-shaped button. Initially, I was worried it might be inpractical to use a button, but it turns out it's not that inconvenient, so I think I'll keep it this way (^.^)

please ignore the stray thread...







Dienstag, 4. März 2014

Ink

Hi my dears,

last friday, I got my very first tattoo! I was very excited (^.^)

Mine. For ever.

I knew about the motive for ages, but never really had the courage... but now I finally, finally have some everlasting ink on my right arm and I'm so super happy with it!


Montag, 3. März 2014

Gingham Skirts

Hi dolls,

I made two new skirts for my etsy shop!
They're both one-of-a-kind and very ruffly (^.^) It's almost spring here, I guess that's reflected in the design...

Marina skirt (Version Bordure)



Marina skirt (Version Appliqué)


Samstag, 1. März 2014

Minty Pleasures

Hi my dears,

I must sadly report that I bought something, again (>.<).
I was knitting another set of hat and gloves, this time in mint, when I saw that adorable cardigan. It's in mint too, super soft, waist length (which makes it perfect to wear with my Lolita dresses and skirts) and on sale. How could I have resisted?
After I was quite obsessed with lavender in the past, with spring coming I switched to mint. In the meantime, I finished knitting, so here's the whole set:


The cardigan is a little more green than the wool I used for knitting.
Since it's quite warm here already, I probably won't use the gloves until next fall, but I liked the pattern so much I wanted to try it. It's the Very Cably Mittens pattern from ravelry. They turned out not too bad, however, the pattern makes them quite short. That's not a problem for me, I have rather small hands. Hovever, if you plan to make them too, maybe see if you need to make them longer.


For the hat, I used the Rose Trellis Beret pattern, also from ravelry. Mine is a lot more knobbly than the original, probably because I used different wool than proposed. It's the same I took for the lavender set, Madeleine from Buttinette in mint.


The pattern is very delicate and detailled. There are even leaves in the pattern included! I learned some new stitches, and also how to crochet roses. I made two different types, the one in the middle is slightly bigger than the surrounding roses.


I'm looking forward to wear my new things (^.^)