Monday, 29 September 2014

Part one of my Hime Lolita fotoshooting with Andreas Madl

Hello lovelies,

I finally have some free time at hand and wanted to share part one of my Hime Lolita fotoshooting with the very talented Andreas Madl. Check out his page, because his pin-up pictures are simply amazing.
It was a rather spontaneous fotoshooting and I didn't get the socks I ordered nor the shoes. Due to the heavy rain before we started, my curls also vanished. And I had the most wonderful curls ;__;

Dress: fanplusfriend
shoes: DreamV
Hat: Taobao
socks: offbrand

after the fotoshooting, Matthias, who was a great flashlight holder, and I went to a Mcdonalds near the location (We made the fotos near Schloss Schönbrunn in the park). And the mcdonals was so nice because it was all in Jugendstil/Art noveau! This is the second nice mcdonalds in Vienna, the other nice one is near Museumsquartier at Mariahilferstraße and has some wonderful stucco.


Have a nice week,


Thursday, 25 September 2014

Sewing paterns for himekaji and gyaru

Hello lovelies,

I got a few questions on tumblr about the patterns and decided to go through Mccalls pattern and look for gyaru-able patterns because the last post only had pictures but no description on where to find them. Most of them were from burdastyle but the problem is, that these were only from their German homepage. When typing the number of the pattern into the enlish burdastyle, they didn't show anything.
Therefore I decided to browse through Mccall's patterns and present some gyaru-ish or gyaru inspired pattern. Never forget, the fabric, lace, pearls and details make them gyaruish :)!


Number: M6833
Easy Pattern
Top right and bottom left are perfect, pattern wise...

Number: M6836
Easy Pattern
Variations: Make the skirt piece very short and you get a cute top

Number: M6956
no status, but it should be an easy pattern too


Number: M6442
Easy pattern
All three are super cute. Imagine them in a white fluffy fabric with lace, and pearls on the colllar. I expecially like the last one, number C.


Number: M6756
Easy pattern
The first pattern is a uper cute and easy lace pants.


Number: M6706
Easy Pattern
Super easy, super quick skirts. Add more frills, lace, fake roses etc and they'll be perfect.


Number: M6467
Easy Pattern
If you don't like them to be that wide or flowing, take away a few cm off your pattern.

Number: M6648
Easy Pattern
If you don't like the sleeves, reduce the armhole and the width of the sleeve pattern. But the peter pan collar with ribbon is just too cute.


Number: M6809
Easy pattern
Bootwraps! Make them out of fake fur!

Number M3033
Easy pattern
A wrap, bolero and other cute ideas to keep you warm. I especially like the ones in the top.
Happy sewing!


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Sewing patterns for gyaru

Hello lovelies,

I attended Connichi last weekend and got a bit sick with fever and a cough. Luckily I am feeling much better now. I finished my Kill la Kill cosplay in the last moment which was not easy because I lost my motivation. No wonder, I was just working, going home, sewing, sleeping, going to work, work, go home, sew, sleep....
At least I have about 2 weeks time for the next Convention, Nicon in Hannover because I promised A. to visit her.
I am thinking about doing a new Ciel costume but let's see if I find the right fabric tomorrow in my fabric store.

Sewing your own clothes for Lolita is accepted if you use the right fabric, lace and if the outcome doesn't look like a Milano scam. But I never made my own things for Gyaru nor do I know people who do, so I put together some pattern, which are usable for Himegyaru and Himekaji.
All these pattern I am going to list can be used as basic pattern and it is for you to decide how to decorate it with lace, flowers, and ribbons.

I wanted to include the burda numbers where I got the pictures from but these are only in German. I didn't know that there were different patterns for the countries so take the patterns as suggestions for it you find similar patterns...


Use this pattern for dresses like this:

You can use it for babydroll dresses:

If you want to have sleeves on your dress, use this pattern
Of course it is always and option to make the dresses shorter or the sleeves longer or shorter...

3. Here are some more suggestions with a waistline
The dress on the bottom left is perfectly suited for a nice Himegyaru dress....add sleeves and a heart shaped neckline, some ribbons in front and more lace and it would be perfect...

I think bottom left plus top right would fit nicely too..

Fabrics to use: flower prints, cotton, maybe Jersey but be careful with that fabric, and chiffon.

 Have a nice weekend,


Friday, 5 September 2014

finished elf costumes

Hello lovelies,
longtime no see!
i am so busy at the moment a there is no end in sight because University will start in Oktober again too and I have 8 classes, á 1,5 or 2 hours plus 25,5hours of work per week, ergs. I really hope to finish all my projects and start new ones too...I have so many ideas.

The following two costumes were made for the Middle-earth festival (Mittelerdefest) near the Czech border in Austria. I have a very split opinion about the festival. On one side, I loved all the workshop and especially the long sword fighting. On the other side, I was confronted with racism and sexism which made me, a half Asian, half Austrian woman, so angry and mad at all these fucktards. I do not know if I'll go there again because it was really expensive (there is another lotr festival and it's located in a castle and it's only half the price..) , in the middle of nowhere (and I had to go there with public transportation) and because of the people who, I thought, were mysoginists.

Enough ranting (my favourite pasttime)
Left is the front part, right the back..

All the parts for the top...

Tadah and that's the finished costume. I am sorry it is so winkled but I only had the chance to take pictures after the festival. I close it with this leave brooch and the white satin ribbon.

Detail pictures of he ribbon and my collar. I hand stitched flowers, pearls and rocailles on it. I like stitching very much yet I am still not good at it *cries*

The back. I closed the skirt part accidently although I wanted it to be open until the knee. whupsies. Never mind, it worked like that too.

Details of my stitching on my back collar. As you can see, I was too lazy to continue until the end...

And this is the more princess-ish dress, with pink velvet and silver/blue silk...
Front of the dress including the slippers I made!

 See how big the sleeves are? I love them but I only wore them when I did the leather works workshop because they would have been very impractical during my sword fighing workshop :D!

Details of my pearl stitching on the front. You will see, that I was too lazy/didn't have time to do the back.

See here the plain back but with a long (and dirty) trail. It was muddy and raining at the festival nearly all day long on saturday and Sunday. Lucky I wore this dress on Friday, it would have looked much worse when I have worn in on one of the other days.

Shoes plus details. Again, everything is hand stitched....

All pictures are large so if you click on them, you can zoom into them even more!

Have a nice weekend,


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

One Pattern done, one more to go plus shopping review

Hello lovelies,

I finally have pictures of the fabric I bought. I really do hope, it will be enough..
This is a light woolen fabric which is amazingly soft. I really do hope it is not itchy on my skin..

This fabric is very silky and shiny. The only problem is, that it really feels oily on your skin? I do have to wash them when I got to a friend on Saturday to cut out all the pieces because my room is much too small for such amenities, like a big fucking sewing table..

The pattern for the top part is ready and I will continue today with the bottom part, which is actually just the skirt part. Afterwards I will finally start with the evening/nice dress pattern.

I want a really long trail for that dress but I fear it will not really be possible. Not for sewing but rather for practical reasons. I will be out in the wild for three days and if it rains, this dress will get so dirty and muddy, ugh..

Yesterday my package from Hong Kong arrived too! The stuff is from Harajuku fashion an online shop from Storenvy.
My shoes and my sailor moon necklace are here. I actually ordered two pairs of shoes but they didn't have the second one anymore and refunded me my money immediately.

I think they are super cute and have everything cute himekaji/cult party kei shoes need; ribbons, lace,heart shaped charm and they are pink!

I ordered them in size 37 (usually I am 36 but in China I am not XD) and they fit perfectly, no criticism there..

The sailor moon necklace looks cheap. Very cheap.

You can really see that this is a replica, the original picture in the shop looks way different...:

And I paid 23$ for that...>__>. I am not amused.

Shipping was extra and shipping plus handling took aaaaages and then it arrived in a really messed up shoe box. It was soggy and torn.

This shop only gets 2 out of 5 stars for a torn box, slow shipping and handling and an overpriced replica. I would not recommend buying in that shop....

Enough for today, I should also do some work...... at work :P