Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Larme kei coords

Hello lovelies,

I have a few coords to share again but I will only post the first two, so the post won't get too long.
Both outfits are larme coordinates.

The skirt is either from primark or from forever 21, I am not so sure. I bought the top ages ago from a chinese shop. I think the choker was from primark.
I like this outfit and in general the combination pink and black. Or pink and white. Everything with pastel and black or white.
Reblog it from tumblr

The second coordinate is all in black. I wanted to go for an e hyphen world gallery bonbon or Risa Nakamura look. The hair is a little bit messy though because of the strong wind and snow we had that day.
The dress is from Terranova and the rest is either another brand I forgot or offbrand.
The tumblr post can be found here. 

All the best,


Thursday, 12 January 2017

Corded Petticoat

Hello lovelies,

no matter if I sew historical fashion or cosplay, I always start with the undergarments. My corset is done already so next in line was a corded petticoat. I went through my data to collect all pictures and noticed that I started this petticoat in May 2016. And it's January 2017 now. At least I finished it now, I guess?
For the skirt I used two layers of cotton fabric and pushed twist cord between it.
The problem with this project is that the skirt is too wide or the cord was too stiff. It gives the desired effect of flaying the skirt but I feel that it would have been better if the skirt was narrower.

I used my zipper foot to sew right next to the cord. What I did is just sew all around the skirt. It took a while and I run out of cord two times.

The measurements were almost 2 meter at the top.

To be honest, I only started new lines because I run out of cord and wanted to start new. Also I thought it wouldn't be that stiff if I left a few centimeters free now and then.

In between I dressed up my doll. I don't know why the skirt looks better here but I guess it has to do with the pleats.

And here is a good comparison between a petticoat with and without corded petticoat.It looks a lot more puffier and rounder.
What I did next is continue sewing the cords, then do the pleats and add the waist tape.
The back is closed with gross grain ribbon.

It keeps the skirt flared but I am not that happy with the project (again). It looks so much better with the larger pleats...

Cost: 6 euro for the fabric. I am not sure how many meters of cord was used but I bought four more packs to the two I had so about 6 packs of cord making it about 13 euro.
Time needed: over the span of 8 months maybe...20 hours? I have no idea.
Satisfaction: 3/5
I don't like how wobbly it is.

All the best,


Sunday, 8 January 2017

My corselette or wtf did I do wrong?

Hello lovelies,

I am waiting for new fabric samples and in the meantime I wanted to do a quick project. I bought the 1940s corselette pattern from Mrs Depew a while ago but never started because the pattern came with that strange circle pattern and without sewing instruction.
But what could go possibly go wrong, I thought to myself. (The correct answer is a lot. A LOT).

This is what the pattern and the measurement looked like:
Can you spot my first mistake?
I bought the pattern from a US site and thought the pattern was in inches and not in centimetres. And for the first time, it really was in centimetres and no, my bust is not 34 centimetres. So the first pattern looked like a corselette for a bigger doll. Nice.
So, I cut out the correct ruler this time and started again.

This is what my pattern looked like. As you can see the wrong pattern is still drawn onto some pieces.
But the pattern didn't work out for me and I came to understand it better than at my first try. So I scraped the pattern and made a new one.

I made the first mock up out of cotton. It looked okay but some things were just off. Especially that weird side part. So for the next mock up with elastic material, I just left out the side parts.

But first I drew a new pattern. It looked so much better! It is still shown on the pattern but in the end I also got rid of the weird side part from the front. 
Mistake number two was making theside parts a bit bigger because I thought my hips would need it. Nope. They didn't.

Even though I skipped the side parts, it was still too big. (After I cut out the final fabric I read on Mrs Depew website that the lingerie already had a 3/8inch ~ 0,95cm sewing allowance in the pattern. Peachy.) I cut away 3cm on each side and reduced the upper cup parts. 

I thought I was ready for the pretty material, but I was not. I should have made a third mock-up. 

Everything was sewn together and I made french seams because they just looked prettier in my opinion.

Until then I thought it looked nice. Then I tried it on again.
Guess what, the boob cups where much too big (yes, I know, I made double seam allowance but even if I had subtracted the 0,95cm, they would have still been too big.) and the whole corselette was much too big for my tiny 155cm ~ 5'0". I could have bitten my butt. This pattern was just a whole catastrophe. When my powernet arrives I will definitely choose another pattern and not use this. It was just so frustrating to use.
Okay, continuing. 
To finish the edges I wanted to use this lingerie elastic. But It didn't look good at all. It was too rough. I wanted something more delicate. Lucky for me, M. had some white elastics left from god knows which project. I took it gladly. I made bra straps out of it (tutorial for that is coming soon) and finished all the edges.
It looks much better, doesn't it?

 See this third seam under the boob part. This was the only way I could think of to make the corselette a bit smaller.
But according to M., he wouldn't have known if I hadn't told him. As if :|

And this is how my finished corselette looks like. 
Point 1, I know that I didn't use the correct stitch for adding the elastics. This is the reason why it's so wobbly at the edges. But I didn't care anymore. I just wanted to finish this most frustrating project.
Point 2, I now know how to make bra straps. Hooray.

Time needed: maybe about 18h?
Costs: the pattern was 7.50$, I already had the fabric and the elastics were given to me. 
Satisfaction: 1/5


Thursday, 5 January 2017


Hello lovelies,

M. gave me an annual ticket for my favourite museum for christmas. Of course we had to go to that museum a few days after.

I wore my Quaint Lass dress for that occasion. It is the first time I wore this dress. I think it fitted perfectly into that surrounding.


The last picture was made at home because the light at the museum was already bad. The sun was already setting at 4pm, so no wonder.

Jsk: Gli Elfi di Fiori by Quaint Lass
Blouse: Lily J.
Wrist cuffs: Bodyline
Bag: Angelic Pretty
Hairband: Taobao
Shoes: Ebay

All the best,


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

My fashion year 2016

Hello lovelies,

it's time for the fashion year 2016 post. I better name for it would be "Everything-not-lolita-fashion".
I again took the tumblr notes for the ranking.

 A friend was in Vienna that weekend and we took some pictures on my staircase. It was very hot that August day but we still had deliciours hot chocolate and cupcakes.
Dress: Lily.J

I went for a Risa Nakamura Pheromone fetish look here. My eyes look huge. This picture was the first picture on my instagram to reach over 200 likes, on tumblr it only has 73 notes.
Shoes: DreamV
Bag: Swimmer
Skirt: Primark
Top and hairbow : Jesus Diamante


I called this look Christmas barbie, for obvious reasons. I bought the dress year ago for a birthday party and never once worn it since. Good to know I didn't gain that much weight.
Hairbow: Jesus Diamante
Dress: New Yorker
Shoes: Tally Weijl


This was a coord for university. I always feel so overdressed there even though in my eyes it was a perfectly casual outfit. Oh well.
Top: Liz lisa


I bought this Swankiss dress second hand from a Facebook community. It was so cheap too! Lucky me. Some of the Swankiss items are very tight at my boobs but not this one. Bless it.
Jsk: Swankiss
Shoes: DreamV


The peignoir is vintage and I bought it over etsy. Even though I like the coord I don't have it in good memories. A really obnoxious man talked to me for ages on the street and didn't let me leave. There is a reason why I am wearing earphones, goddamn.
Peignoir: Vintage
Dress: New Yorker
Blouse: Lily.J


The pictures are a bit blurry (I still need a new camera..duh). I got the mon lily overdress the day before and had to make a coord with it. And white and pink is just my colour combination.
Dress: Primark
Overdress: Mon Lily
Shoes: Deichmann

This was actually a "quick, do a picture of me at work" outfit. Still happy that my colleague bears with it. The combination of pastel pink and black recently grew on me, but white and pastel pink is still my all time favourite.
Shoes: Deichmann
Jsk: H&M
Bolero: Orsay


I wore this outfit for the second day of Dokomi. I just threw something in my suitcase and this really messy coord was the result. Not doing that again, even though it go the second most notes. Meh. But I really liked my make-up <3 .="" br="">
Dress: Miauler Mew
Peignoir: Vintage

I wore this coord for the Leipzig book faire (LBM). It is still one of my favourite looks from 2016. The dress was suuuper short though.
Dress: Liz Lisa
Shoes: Swankiss
Rest: offbrand

All the best,