I didn't make a Halloween costume so I've been working really hard on my Christmas dress this year, I've had this idea in my head for several years now, ever since I picked up this Re-Ment Mystery Box.
I adore these spiderwebs, they are just so sweet. I immediately started thinking of ways to incorporate the design into lolita.
This was the first design I came up with, it's a simple skirt, there's also a bow in the back but other then the applique it's fairly straight forward.
This is my second design that I did a few years later, I still like it even if it's not what I ended up choosing in the end. The skirt is a JSK, there's more detail with several bows, scalloped edges, and plenty of lace.
As you can see I've gotten lazier with designs over the years, I don't even bother to draw the person anymore. I've incorporated elements from both earlier designs, it's an under-bust JSK, it keeps a few of the bows in the front like the second design and has a bow in the back like the second. I've also toned down the lace a bit.
The fabric is a pale pink silk/cotton blend, it's really soft. I don't usually enjoy shiny, but this is not too reflective. I used some batting in the bows to make them cute and puffy. My boss was nice enough to let me use his sewing machines and give me a few pointers.
He showed me how to sew a seamless strap. AWESOME!
Drawing of the big web
The applique so far, it was a lot of work and I was terrified of doing irreparable damage to the dress. I am so in love with the spider, look at her cute legs!
The spiders story from the Mystery Box.
I plan on wearing the glitter shoes you all saw from an earlier post with it. Stay tuned for pictures of the finished product.