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I don't have any physical patterns to swap, but I found this cool site that has tons of vintage patterns, including some super cyoot aprons.
http://www.sovintagepatterns.com/page/page/1652672.htm 

It's not much, but I thought I'd share it with you all. Hope someone enjoys it!

<3!

Swapping: Long Skirt with Jacket

I also have this one...

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I used it once(skirt only), and for what I remember all but one piece is there (my 2yo son got to it). It is the finishing for the top of the skirt, there are two others sizes of the same piece there, so it wouldn't be too too hard to make it the length you need. The skirt came out wonderful, and everyone loved it. I even had someone ask me to take one for them!!

Body Measurements HERE!Collapse )

I would like the pattern back when you are done with it, but please feel free to take as much time with it that you need.

Swapping: Girls Dress

I found this in an odd little store. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket I was thinking I might be able to make the dress slightly bigger to fit me, but then I got pregnant. Now I am slightly what is slightly bigger! :-P I would like to put it to good use, but I do want it back. Back of patternCollapse )

This is an OLD! pattern, please make use to check that it will fit you!

Styles of Lolita ^.^

There is nothing wrong with a male wearing Lolita, even though most of the style is with skirts, in Japan. Beings that I live in the USA and here most men are not keen on this idea I divided things up into male, both and female. I hope this is helpful and you enjoy!

FEMALE!


Kurashikaru Rorita
(Classical Lolita): This is a more mature Lolita fashion. It is worn by older people who often don't find the sweet and Gothics Lolita's styles appropriate for their situation. Inspired by Victorian girls' fashion, Baroque and Rocaille;  florals, deep and muted colors, slimmer styling and empire waists.
Colors often used are off white, pink, burgundy, blue, brown and black, and accessories are hair bands, hair corsages, headdresses, handbags and miniature hats.One piece dresses are common in the style, though separate sets and jumper skirts are also worn. Skirts are often less full than in Sweet or Gothic Lolita, as a matter of fact pencil skirts are occasionally made by Classical Lolita brands.

Amai Lolita or Amarori あまロリ
(Sweet Lolita): This is a lolita fashion with a sweet atmosphere. Angelic Pretty and Baby the Stars Shine Bright are examples of this style. Clothes are main inspiration from Victorian girls' fashion. It focuses on the child-like aspect of the fashion and features pastels, gingham, lace and ribbons emphasizing cuteness. Colors are light pastels, black paired with white, also colorful prints with cute themes are widely used. The shoes worn usually have lower heels than shoes worn with the other styles of Lolita. Common accessories are hair bows, headdresses, bonnets, berets, miniature top hats,  purses, and maybe even a doll or plush toy is carried.
    * Shirololi (white Lolita): Shirololi is a subcategory of sweet Lolita but with a strict white on white color scheme. Sometimes antique white, ivory or cream is worn.
    * Himeloli (princess Lolita): Himeloli usually features dresses with longer, fuller skirts, Rococo or Medieval styles, and tiaras.
    * Country Lolita: sweet Lolita, done in gingham and other country prints, straw hats and baskets.

 Gosurori ゴスロリ
(Gothic Lolita, or Gothloli): Influenced by certain elements of Gothic fashion has probably become the most popular style within Lolita fashion and certainly the most recognized in the west. Makeup is usually dark in color, contrasted with other Lolita genres where light makeup is used. A pale complexion is preferable, but not 'goth/white face' pale. Red lipstick and smokey and/or neatly defined eyes using black eyeliner and kohl are often used. The makeup is not as heavy or dramatic as Western Gothic, instead usually softer. The outfits may be accessorized with other props like conspicuous pocketbooks, hat boxes and handbags, sometimes in the shape of bats, coffins, and crucifixes. Teddy bears and other stuffed animals are occasionally carried, and some brands make special "goken" teddy bears out of black leather or PVC. Super Dollfies may also be carried.
    * Kuro Lolita (black lolitas): Kuro Lolita, or Kurololi, is gothic, or sometimes sweet, lolita but with a strict black on black color scheme.
    * Guro Lolita (gruesome or grotesque lolitas): Guro Lolita, or Gurololi, means gruesome or horrible lolita. This style is often more of a costume where participants dress as though injured or in hospital, with bandages, casts, fake blood and eyepatches.

Pankurori
(Punk Lolita): Rather self explanatory. Pieces that are usually found in punk clothing, such as tattered fabric, plaids, safety pins and chains, screen-printed fabrics and short hair are incorporated into Lolita. The garments usually worn are blouses or cutsews and skirts, though one pieces dresses and jumper skirts are also worn. The footwear usually worn is boots, Mary Janes or oxfords with platforms. The colors usually used in the fashion are black, white and red, with plaids.

Wa Lolita
(or Waloli): A combination of traditional Japanese clothing and Lolita fashion. The name originates from the reference to Japan as "The Land of Wa ( 和 or 倭 )" (harmony). Usually consists of floral patterned yukata or kimono with the bottom half of the garment altered to accommodate a petticoat, or a yukata top and a plain Lolita skirt. Accessories are typically Japanese, for example kanzashi flowers, and geta, zori, or Okobo are often used in place of regular Lolita footwear.

Erololi (Erotic Lolita): Set in a fetishistic sense, rather than in the revealing of skin. Using slightly shorter skirts than other Lolita styles, but it is erotic in the conservative Victorian sense, and is often more modest than a great deal of other contemporary fetish fashions.

BOTH!


Aristocrat
(or Madam when referring to the feminine version): Inspired by what is thought to be worn by European Middle Class and above status persons in the Middle Ages and by fashion worn by the upper class in the 19th Century. The fashion includes long sleeve blouses and shirts, long skirts, corsetry, pants and dresses that are styled similarly for men and women, since it is centered on androgyny and elegance. The fashion is usually seen as a mature version of Lolita and is usually worn by people in their twenties and beyond. Make-up, when worn with the fashion, is on the darker side, may be heavy and can be worn by both genders.

BOYS!

Ouji
: The male counterpart to Lolita fashion inspired by what was worn by Victorian schoolboys featuring knickerbockers, masculine blouses and shirts, trousers, and knee socks.

Dandy
: Western term for masculine Aristocrat and mature Ouji fashions, mostly inspired by what European upper class men wore in the 19th century. Its most outstanding feature is the use of frock coats and the jabot, a frilled neck piece.

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