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wearitcuter on Etsy? 
18th-Nov-2012 06:53 pm
Hello there! I was thinking of buying this skirt (http://tinyurl.com/cn9rp2b) from the seller wearitcuter on Etsy. I love the fabric and the price is not bad. Of course I would ask her to leave off the terrible lace at the hem, but what I was wondering about is the actual construction of the skirt. If you have bought anything from her, please let me know what you think! Thank you.
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19th-Nov-2012 04:21 am (UTC)
If I can use google, so can you

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FAY4yBrsIec/T5q-_0AzGZI/AAAAAAAABPw/Z7nHZRwy6KU/s1600/sgreggerge.jpg

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7bw8cX3xp1r6h6kro5_500.jpg

http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/kiruna_farun/43465438/49645/1000.jpg

http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/kiruna_farun/43465438/43544/43544_600.jpg - said it did not fit

I personally don't like the way they look. Like there isn't enough fabric to make a full shape. The girls pictured look like they are either wearing a very thin petti or non at all BUT I have the feeling that if you did try you couldn't get a fuller petti under it. Sort of like she adjust the waist to custom fit but doesn't adjust the ratio of fabric all the way around.
19th-Nov-2012 11:29 am (UTC)
To be fair though, she's asking for personal opinions, not googled images, or even blog reviews, which might be... politer than than they are helpful.
19th-Nov-2012 11:08 am (UTC)
Their accessories look adorable for decora, fairy kei or OTT Sweet but their clothing doesn't look fit for lolita at all. But, their clothing is still very cute. It doesn't look as though it would fit a petti-coat underneath it, and the lace at the bottom looks bothersome.

Anyways, you should really contact the shop owner and ask about it. Look through the feedback on the shop as well.
19th-Nov-2012 11:31 am (UTC)
I'd suggest asking the shopp owner for a pic of one of her skirts flipped inside out! You can usually tell a lot from it that way.
19th-Nov-2012 12:11 pm (UTC)
....Wow. I never thought about that but that is completely, completely true. I'm totally adding that to my "things to ask" when I talk to shop owners now.
19th-Nov-2012 01:59 pm (UTC)
The two example skirts look more like they are for fairy kei than for Lolita (because they look short and not made for big petticoats) BUT maybe this girl already sewed some Lolita-shaped skirts for herself/other costumers? So I would just ask her. Btw I saw this fabric and also the other ones in her shop a few times in webstores with japanese fabrics (sadly I can't remember a particular one atm) so if you find another seamstress you are still able to get a skirt with this beautiful fabric ^_^
19th-Nov-2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
heyo, i haven't had experience with that particular seller, but if it's just the fabric you mostly fancy, there's an etsy seller who's selling just the fabric (i bought the pink version some time ago ^^):

http://www.etsy.com/listing/110487664/last-two-yards-japanese-cotton-fabric?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=cat+border+fabric&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all

i had great experience with this fabric seller.

good luck!
19th-Nov-2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
This is just my two cents, and I really don't know anything about this person's work, but when I see bad supply choices (which I would consider that lace to be, personally), it makes me think that the person is likely cutting costs or doesn't know as much about the fashion (so they wouldn't realize the lace wasn't nice enough). So while you could get her to leave the lace off, you would want to pay attention to how much fabric she is using, the length of the skirt, and the shape of the skirt, because when people cut costs or don't know the fashion as well, they tend to make things that are the wrong shape, or not full enough or not long enough (less fabric = cheaper to make). When I look at those skirts that are her shape samples, and see how the bottom is totally stretched flat, and it isn't that much wider than the waist band, I find that concerning. If you look a skirt from BTSSB, who tends to have less full skirts than other sweet brands, you can see that their waistband is still a lot smaller than their hem length, which makes me think that there might not be as much fabric going into each skirt as maybe there ought to be for a lolita skirt? So, just keep that in mind, in addition to the actual quality of the construction.

19th-Nov-2012 06:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much everyone! I'm not buying from this store after all, I'd rather commission a better seamstress or even buy the fabric myself and try to make it. I appreciate how helpful you all are. (:
19th-Nov-2012 07:45 pm (UTC)
Hello! I know your question has been resolved, but I was looking at that skirt, and the fabric reminded me of a dress I saw in
another etsy store. After some digging I remember seeing it at LePop Princess here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/105749690/sweet-lolita-strawberry-cherry-kitty-op
I never ordered from her, though, but I think one girl reviewed a dress of hers and gave it a good review here a while back.
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