Hi everyone! This is my first time making a post here in the EGL community so I'll introduce myself. My name is Mary Ruth, I prefer to be called Mary, and my screen name is Essie of Who. (My nickname is Essie so if you call me that it won't bother me too much.) I'm new to EGL, the community here on Livejournal, and wearing lolita in general. I've known about lolita for years (about 10?) but it wasn't until 2014 when I really made an effort to purchase/make anything lolita.
Inspite of my good intneitons, 2014 turned out to be a bad year for me to get into lolita. For the past five years I've been going through delayed growth spurts and it wasn't until very late 2014 when the growth spurts slowed down enough that I think my body is extremly close to settling at it's proper height. Due to this, and that I had to buy all new non-lolita clothes to fit my new height, I decided not to buy anything lolita until I know how tall I should be, what size I am, I'm able to replace all the clothes I outgrew, ect. I did buy fabric to make myself lolita jumpskirts, skirts, ect. but those plans were delayed due to a broken sewing machine.
Although 2014 ened up not being the year when I could wear lolita, I still was able to finish one skirt to go with a military style cordinate I planned on making inspired by Hussar jackets.( Collapse )