Anyhow, I need some help finding ways to be age appropriate, and still be a Sweet Lolita. Like a Casual Sweet Lolita? I did some searching and did not come up with much. I sew most of my things since I am a.) an avid sewer, and b.) lost my job a year ago, and am far south of broke. It may help to know I am approaching this as a hobby- I am an artist, a potter to be exact and it is very messy, and I have recently gone back to school, for another art degree, so I don't want to ruin the things I wear/make with paint/ink/clay/glazes/wood stain/glue... the list is a mile or so long. My mum insists that no matter what I wear for Lolita styles I will look ridiculous. Is that true? I don't believe so, but I would love to hear from other Lolita's what they think.