December 5th, 2007

Flying balloons

Need help with Kera Maniax pattern

Hey y'all (I've been watching too much paula deen)

I'm ready to purchase materials to make the BtSSB Halloween JumperSkirt in the latest issue of Kera. However, I am unfamiliar with Kera Patterns and are having some difficulty naviagting into new territory. From what I have gathered, the Bodice requires 1m of fabric. But exactly how much do I need to make the skirt?

I am confused because the page shows two diagrams for the skirt, both requiring about a meter or so for fabric. Does one of these diagrams represent lining? or should I call it a day and use 2m for the skirt?

Also, while I have your attention, is it kosher to mix and match different types of lace on a single garment? say I wanted to use a cluny lace for the neckline, and a venise for the hem and waist? what are your opinons (I know you have them)

Thanks in an advance!
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Atelier Boz sales?

Hello everyone,

Just a quick question that I couldn't find an answer to, as it will soon be the sales season…
Do Atelier Boz ever make online sales? I've loved this brand and have checked their website regularly for the past few years, and I have never seen any sales on it.
They do have sales in their "real" stores (at least, they did when I went to Japan two years ago), but how about online? If I order during the sales period, is there a chance I'd get a reduction ? Do they add a special page for sales that I've failed to find? Or should I ask a shopping service to go and find out in their shops directly? Since I'll have to order through a shopping service in all cases...

Thanks ^^
Bake the Puffs
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Quick Japanesey Question!

Okay! Got a dumb question - I'll delete this once I get an answer~

Does 履き口 (haki..kou or ku or kuchi or something) mean the width of a calf, in terms of shoes?

That's only my guess through amazing powers of deduction (wearing+mouth=??) so I wanna make sure I'm not completely off.

Pink Hearts

Update on the Lolita Canned Food Drive

Well, although we have yet to have any groups officially sign up, the lolita food drive is still going on! I am going to go ahead and extend the dates and deadlines in the hopes that some groups will get together to help make a different-- lolita sytle!

So here are the new dates (everything in the original link is still accurate except for the deadlines, so please use that for sign-up information):

Deadline for groups to sign up: Dec. 15th

Deadline for food to be dropped off and photo turned in: Jan. 5th

Hopefully this will encourage you to collect cans on into the new year to do something good for others to start out your 2008!

And really, even if everyone is too busy for the holidays to sign up for this event and make it truly big and global, I am happy to announce that the Chicago lolitas have collected over 50 cans of food thus far and we're still counting! So, even if this only ends up being a local lolita event we would have still made a difference!
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IW owners

I want to buy an IW JSK or OP but I'm not sure abut the waist sizes. The shirred ones are listed as only going up to 74cm and I was wondering how accurate that was.

Please and thank you.
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The Lolita Shoe Survival Guide

Alas! The World As We Know It has come to an end! Rose Chocolat no longer carries "plus sized" shoes with normal heels!

Where do I turn? What are my options for buying shoes? And, damn, I really just want a good pair of  white boots under US$200.

Such was the inspiration for the following post, in which I delve into the deep, dark, world of buying Lolita shoes. In an effort to appeal to the masses, and not just those who have been shut out because their feet are too big, this guide-tutorial-thing will include information for shoe styles, sizing for major brands, minor brands, larger sized brands, and everything in between in buying Lolita-appropriate footwear. Because, really, one shouldn't have to wear $4 ballet flats every time they wear BABY because they can't find a decent pair of Mary-Janes (as was the case for me a year ago).

And hopefully, I can keep it up to date. ^-^

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I would like this to be, and remain, a work in progress. To keep this fully updated as a resource tool please help by asking questions, commenting, correcting my mistakes, or adding additional brands/ retailers/ styles/ other information you think should be included in the comments (if possible, try and keep the same format that is used throughout for brands/ retailers). Because as time consuming as this was, I'm quite positive that I'm not nearly covering everything there is!
Russia, Chicken

Juicy Winter Accessories Set / New Column Inquiry

Juicy Couture came out with a really cute Hat/Gloves/Scarf/Another hat winter accessories set recently, and due to its loliable-ness, I thought you guys might want to check it out.
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Now, the matter at hand is I constantly see very loliable things in my internet travels and was actually thinking of starting a bi-weekly column type thing. I would post vaious links, products, haircuts, style tips, books and sites I have encountered that might be useful to members. I thought I would gauge interest before setting out to do it.

For instance, this entry is a prime example. There is also a ruffled blouse, and many, many jewelry pieces on the latter site that can definitely be used in a lolita wardrobe but I am not sure if everyone has seen it already or would just prefer to spend their money on brand.

I did the same link-breakdown with some Irregular Choice shoes and Shana Logic in the past, if anyone remembers, and they were generally well received. So I don't think it will be chaos of epic proportions. It's a more formal version of random posts about LOOK WHAT I FOUND GAIZ1!!1one!!
What do you guys think?
Me: pink neko maid


Hello everyone! My name is Sarah, but on the internet I go by Pixyteri. I am new to this community, and recently had a (wonderful) photoshoot with val_chante. She suggested that I post the photos on here, so here I am!

Photo, makeup, hair, dress, and accessories thanks to val_chante! I am seriously thinking about getting more into the egl fashion, particularly the sweet variation. (The hairstyle came out beautifully! I never thought my hair would curl so well! <3 Lovely himegyaru..)

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Thanks for looking, guys! Be gentle..*nervous smile*
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