This all week I was reading a lot of Lolita blogs and all those skirts and dresses looked so beautiful I almost ordered one. But I'm saving money for new ball jointed doll so that will have to wait a little bit. It was my day off so I decided to clean my closet, to sort summer outfits from winter and put them in a box. There was one unfinished skirt. I bought fabric for it almost two years ago and wanted to make a Victorian skirt from it. But I stuck on frills and left it to be.
The body of the skirt was made to big and I was to lazy to remake it.
Also I had this unfinished project. I wanted to reconstruct this laced skirt to a puffy Lolita skirt, but it was to short so I let it be thinking that I'll decide what to do later. And I'm glad I did. Because looking at those two skirt I had an perfect idea to combine them. And so I did...
I took the bottom laces from the black skirt and attached to the red one.
So pockets they become...
The back. I also made the waist smaller by plating it a little bit at the top.
I decided to give more classic look to the skirt by pooling ribbon between the lace.
I covered ends of the ribbon with cute bows.
And added bows to the pockets as well.
Here's the final look.
I'm really glad how it turned out. A real Lolita skirt. At least I think it is ;) I just need to get a petticoat to make it look more puffy.
Well. I'm SUPER happy with it. I hope I'll wear it because somehow all things I make for myself ends up hanging in the wardrobe. I promised myself to wear it tomorrow for a walk if it will be sunny outside :)
The skirt goes perfect with my Victorian jacket. Can you see how long my legs look?? I was surprised myself :) That's because the skirt holds on my waist and not on my hips it optically makes my legs look longer.
Update: After days of lurking in Lolita blogs I resume that while the skirt might be called Lolita skirt it still need a bigger puff (so I need a petticoat), the socks need to be higher or there are no need of any. And there is a good reason you don't see my hair. The hairdo is a must to (and I was plane Jane at that moment :D )