So here it is - my first handmade Lolita inspired skirt. Not a reconstruction. I sew it from a fabric I bought at a fabric shop near my home.
As you can see, hundreds of kitties are dwelling on my skirt.
I bought one meter of fabric. And it was hardly enough. So I think for a girl like me who wears size 36 the amount of fabric should be at least 1,5 meter. The fabric was 1,20 cm wide so I cut in in half and had 60 cm x 100 cm wide pieces. The seams stole about a 1 cm each and I had to cut about 10 cm wide strip for the waist, so the bottom of the skirt is about 175 cm. I think this is the minimum width for a skirt you should make or else it wont sit nicely on you. Next time I'm going for 2,5 meter. The making was simple. I sewed one side of a fabric to make one long piece, then I sewed the bottom laces and decorative laces on the front. Only then I sew the other side together, gathered it and sew the waist on. Here's the scheme.
I still don't like the bows. I'm thinking about getting more fabric and making them bigger...
By the way, I made this shrug too. But I'll leave the close up investigation of it for the next post :)
I replaced little bows with big black ones. I think it looks much better now.