First! I bought a dress from The White Peacock at Acen last year (yeah yeah, I know, there's my first problem). I bought it before I actually dove into the Lolita world and read the rules and everything, so I didn't realize just how un-Lolita the dress itself really is. Anyway, here is the dress I bought (sorry for the bad pic, I just threw it on for a quick pic ^^*). One of my biggest problems with it is the length. It's WAY too short (**shakes fists at her long legs that don't help the problem**), and I'm not sure how a skirt underneath it would work, or if I should try ripping out the gathered spots or what.. It really doesn't flare out much either (and I can't even put a petti underneath it because it's too short for my petti without having to hike it up to my chest ^^*). My other problem with it is the neckline. The way that it's built, it's more of an off-the-shoulder dress, or at least that's where it sits most comfortably. I can't even wear a blouse underneath it--the only one I have (which amazingly enough I got from them too and absolutely LOVE it) is short sleeved, and the sleeves are puffy and don't fit well with the shoulders of the dress (not to mention the shoulders of the dress slide off my shoulders enough to where you can see where the sleeves attach to the blouse on my shoulders -.-).
Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to make this dress more Lolita? Or is it a lost cause? Has anyone else gotten this dress and altered it to make it actually fit Lolita fashion (pics please!)?
Second! I have two yards of 45" Sailor Moon fabric (pic--plushie there for pattern sizing reference), and I'm not quite sure what to do with it! I really want to turn it into some sort of crazy Lolita something, but I don't know what the fabric would work well for, given how busy/loud it is. I was thinking of maybe turning it into a skirt, but I don't know if I have quite enough to make a full enough skirt; I was also thinking of maybe turning it into a jsk, or maybe use this for the front panel of a jsk with black fabric for the rest, but I'm not sure how it would look. Any suggestions?