samimahain (samimahain) wrote in egl,

Question about appropriate lolita fabrics

My mother just gave me all of her old belly dancing veils... Which just so happen to be large swaths of hand-dyed silks that are in fabulous condition. One piece in particular caught my eye, and although I love the softness of the fabric and the pattern, I'm not sure if I could turn it into a good lolita dress. Or skirt, I'm not particularly choosy. But I figure three yards of fabric should be enough to make a Qi lolita dress (I'm a very... tiny person, so a yard of fabric is enough to make a skirt with enough room for a medium to light petti). But I'm a bit of a newbie to lolita, and I'm not entirely sure what's appropriate when it comes to fabric choices and prints.

Here's the fabric I'm talking about:

like I said above, it's 3 yards by 45(?) inches-- more than enough for a decently sized skirt. I'm hoping I can get away with making an over-dress with slits up the sides of the skirt with a ruffled underskirt underneath in white or cream. The left side is the front of the fabric, the right side is the back. The front's a bit shiny, like a lot of silks, i was thinking about using the back instead.

What do you think? Is the fabric too "loud" for lolita? I know purple isn't really a color you find a lot outside of sweet, and even then it's a stretch.

Edit: I replaced the link to the fabric with a new one. It should work now.

Tags: crafts: help/questions, garment: dresses, sewing: fabrics, sewing: help/questions

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