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I'm not saying this is how they did it, but I would make the tulle like the skirt and stitch it on top of the inside layer at the top... the trapazoid piece would be sewn over those... Like, they would be inside the piece when you sew it because it has a lining. Hard to explain.
so the idea i'm getting here is do this:
make top part w/ waistband and zipper(or something like that)
make some tulle layers in the general shape they look like in the pic
make bottom lining part
sew bottom lining part and tulle layers to top part with the tulle layers on the outside.
that seem like it would work?
the only problem I see there is that it might not flare out in a smooth line.
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Bah, I dunno how to explain it... I got it figured out in my head, but I can't put it in words.
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Hahaha, you did it the hard way. xD

You don't really need a zipper for a petti, it's easier to just have an elastic waistband, as that makes more poof. The top of the trapezoid should be double your waist distance, which you put casing over, and then elastic through, the elastic being the length of your waist distance minus a bit so it's snug.

It does look nice though xD

I've never put lace on mine, because I'm so very lazy...

Nice thread, btw.
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I used elastic on mine, but for the one that she wants to make in the picture you can see a zipper on the side.
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Ohh, I see. xD Because the top part isn't elastic, it's the high waisted bit.. I have a bridal petti like that.

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El oh el. Is all.
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Does anyone know any good websites for patterns other than janchan? Doesn't matter if it's English or Japanese.

Edit: I'm thinking I MIGHT do this dress out of the purple fabric I have...
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The purple flowery one?

Do it. xD

I'd suggest buying GosuRori books, if you really want the patterns.

Sasuga bookstore search for "gosu rori".
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I was thinking more the solid purple and use the flowery one for the bows on the front and pocket flaps. I could also use the flowery one to make a shirt... just haven't found the pattern I want yet.
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Nununu... Don't mix those fabrics... They aren't similar purples D:

And, I would suggest to rarely, nigh never, use a flowery print fora blouse. Blouses look better in solid, or very light prints (prints on blouses only if the skirt is a solid. Looks bad with a JSK). Especially when worn under or with a jsk or skirt.

The purple flowery would look awesome as a JSK, because it's a small-medium, but wide repeat print. If you must use both fabrics, use the flower print as the base and then purple for the pockets.


Mind, these are all suggestions, you can do what you want... I'm just kinda obsessive compulsive about colours and matching and how things look. xD
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I would make a dress out of the print, but the problem is I only have 2 yards of it. I figured because the dress was plain the print shirt would go well with it. I would never mix two prints together...
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If you only have two yards, make a print skirt then a solid blouse, maybe?

I just wouldn't do the solid dress over a printed blouse, at least, not those fabrics.
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So I'm going to make a skirt out of the purple print, but I need to wait to get a zipper...

EDIT: Also, my boyfriend and his family are in a german dance group and recently I got a pair of the leather dance shoes that they use until I can get the imported kind... What I was wondering was could I use these shoes to wear with lolita outfits until I can get a pair of proper ones?

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