Sunday, 28 August 2016

Wicked and Whimsy, London

I've decided to return to blogging again, as I miss the pace of it, and being able to write more than a caption next to a photo, and there is something so much nicer than Facebook about it. For example, you know that the people reading it are genuinely interested, and not some bemused aunt or acquaintance running into it on their newsfeed. What better way to start again than by writing about Wicked and Whimsy? I apologise in advance for clumsy writing, as I'm out of practice. I'm also thinking about replacing my camera, as it doesn't pick up light well, and it's tiresome to edit every photo, which I haven't done here.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Chocochip Cookie Lolita Bag and Lolita Bow Corsage Tutorial

Gothic & Lolita Bible 58* has a super cute pattern for a lolita bag by Chocochip Cookie, and I had to make one for myself. As the instructions are all in Japanese, I thought it might be helpful to post a walkthrough for this pattern. I followed the colours in the photo but of course you can choose your own to match different coords. You can also swap the flowers for other decorations, or leave the bows plain. The corsages also make great accessories on their own. I would love to see what you create, so please leave a link in the comments if you decide to make one.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Marie Antoinette Lolita – style inspiration and sewing patterns

OTT Classic lolita has been very popular for the last couple of years, and it looks set to continue, with both Angelic Pretty and Baby, the Stars Shine Bright producing spectacular Marie Antoinette themed designs. While rococo inspired styles already exist within OTT Classic and Hime (Princess style) lolita coords, this year they are very much the focal pieces. I wanted to explore this in more detail, and look at different styling options and sewing patterns that you can adapt yourself.