Here we discuss sewing, lace-making, knitting, crocheting, beadwork, claywork and other lolita crafts
>What craft(s) can you do?>What is your current project?
i love old schoolers who make pieces for themselves <3 never change
>What craft(s) can you do?I can sew and crochet>What is your current project?A simple tiered skirt with cotton lace for casual coords
>>10661325Can sew, crochet, learning to knit and hand embroider. Currently waiting for a new sewing table to arrive in the mail so I can set up my machine in my new apartment and start on either a blue velvet or cotton strawberry-chan inspired print OP.
>>10661324Is it okay to post other jfashion related crafts here? I found a cute patterned crochet sweater tutorial from some random girl I got reccomended on YouTube and it might be good for people wanting to make casual pastel or fairy kei sweaters: https://youtu.be/v459LyAfS3wThis one also came up: https://youtu.be/V6u-SMh4y0w
>>10661324I haven’t done much knitting since I was younger, but I’ve picked up clay making again! I love making miniatures for my dolls!
>>10661386OP here. Yeah, I think it's ok
>>10661324same anon from >>10661297 , where do you guys buy that nice quality cotton old school lace? Trims, beading lace, and rose lace!
>>10661325>>What craft(s) can you do?Sewing, I Can crochet but rarely do so, embroidery, basic jewelry stuff.>>What is your current project?Adding a thick lining to a brand tote. It doesn't need it overly much, but i am trying to work through fabric and this might help the bag last longer.
>>10661325>What craft(s) can you do?Can sew, embroider and make traditional teddy bears, currently learning artificial flower making and crocheting >What is your current project?Tiny crocheted straw hats and fascinators for my 1/6 scale dolls!
>>10661325>>What craft(s) can you do?sew, crochet, basic knitting (also just got a flatbed knitting machine), basic embroidery, some wig making (but not styling), leathercraft, learning to spin. i also have access to an industrial embroidery machine but the software gives me a headachewould like to learn bobbin lace, point lace, silversmithing/jewelry making, and tatting. also do non /cgl/ crafts like welded metal sculpture, blacksmithing, and am dabbling a bit in woodturning but don't care much for it (i like metal more)>>What is your current project?a dressform, some crochet stuff like a kerchief, a boring leather wallet, a leather purse, a stupidly expensive wig for a cosplay, then some heart shaped aprons and maybe a skirt with a wool applique made with tambour embroidery for casual wear
>>10661325>What craft(s) can you do?A lot of. I can sew, crochet, knit and tat. Also I know different types of embroidery, like cross-stitch and satin stitch. >What is your current project?A gothic op, with tatted lace collar, handmade lace (voluminous stitch over fabric with eyelets) and a cross and rose embroidery
Anyone have any tips for turning an op into a jsk?
>>10662601cut the sleeves off.
>>10662581Any WIP shots?
Where I can find OnS in eng online to download?
>>10662607>i can't sew haha
>>10661406Unfortunately I can't help you with local shops. Hope you'll get well soon! And an advice for future sewing projects - just buy lace on Ali (or Tao if you use it). On your local shops you'll get the same lace you buy on Ali but by ~x5 price.
>>10661325>What craft(s) can you do?Sew almost everything and make jewelry from metal findings. Also not long ago I've learned how to do eva foam flowers and now I'm learn how to do flowers made of fabric.>What is your current project?Classic OP in style of old MMM, I make it from nice b&w cotton that I bought very cheap; off-white rectangle headdress cause Meta one that I've got is ivory and doesn't match the rest of my wardrobe.
>>10661325>What craft(s) can you do?i can sew and hand embroider, i used to knit but haven't in a long time.>What is your current project?taking a break from diy lolita stuff for con crunch, but my most recent project was a skirt and a matching tote bag
>>10662728What are some good Ali/Taobao shops to buy quality lace, anon.
>>10661406if you like grey Belarus has some good shit, but I hate grey so I have none
>>10661324Can any of you share books? Pdfs, anything goes. I want my mom 2 lrn2 neck and wrist thingies, and button thingies too. Not necesarily lolita, but it'd be cool for lolita ones too.
>>10662885>Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe.anon im so confused
>>10662945https://fuwa-fuwa-fashion.blogspot.com/2018/09/otome-no-sewing-book-1-english.html?m=1Here you can download OnS in English, it has step by step tutorials.
>>10662703Then ,why ask if you can't make use of the tip you requested? Honestly confused.
>>10662695>>10662945Japanese definitions used in sewinghttp://www.japanesesewingbooks.com/japanese-sewing-terminology-a-list-of-translated-terms/http://www.japanesesewingbooks.com/2012/01/17/understanding-a-typical-japanese-sewing-pattern/Old resource from FYeah Lolitahttp://www.fyeahlolita.com/p/lolita-tutorials.htmlBox pleated A-Line skirthttps://sew-loli.livejournal.com/1760638.htmlLJ for other peoples' projectshttps://sew-loli.livejournal.com/Miss Carol Belle:Includes GosuRori, GLB, Otome No Sewing, COS!, youtube tutorial to follow drafting,https://misscarolbelle.wordpress.com/list-of-patterns/https://www.youtube.com/c/ModealaBelle/videosI had also bookmarked http://gotadebaunilha.blogspot.com/ - I believe they were uploading Otome no Sewing patterns as well, but it seems they have restricted who can view their blogOtome no Sewing Vol 1 [ENGLISH]https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1uvrexAXttCD5enNkOP_4T3b4zCh6KiRRAssortment of GLB and vintage patterns - Haven't had the chance to read these yet, but it's been in my bookmarkshttps://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/11shRENuDAi4_3dGuLIcgpd-IYgS2VVGEAdditional Guide:https://docs.google.com/document/d/135yAcnRsL6OXv42AAFV_TyMfAF46tvZuJGyK1QKN1Q8/editI'm currently working on a Google Spreadsheet where I'll be collating all the patterns and resources available, catagorised into cut or feature type e.g: JSK or partial shirring and then referencing it to which pattern is applicableI've been putting it off for a while, but maybe I'll start working on it again if people are interested.
>>10663205Just to clarify, the Google Docs listed isn't mine, I'm working on a separate one
>>10661325>What craft(s) can you do?I can sew at an advanced-beginner level (my focus is cosplay, crafts like basic plushies, and in the future I want to make clothing for my wardrobe). In the future, I want to take up hand embroidery to do some visible mending and personalizing.>What is your current project?I had to put them all down at the moment for school/work, but:Primary: Commission of Maid-Sama Plushies for a friendSecondary: Maid Ichigo cosplay from Tokyo Mew Mew (It's like 80% done and watching it sit there is so frustrating, but I have no goddamn time or energy rn)Tertiary: Tackling my pile of project clothes. They need tailoring, mending, or flipping to make them wearable and make their way back into my closet.
>>10663030>>10663205Bless you ladies!
>>10661325>What craft(s) can you do?Crochet, sewing, little bit of embroidery but still practicing>What is your current project?Setting up a shop selling handmade old-school style headdresses with crochet lace!
>>10661487this sounds super cool anon! i hope they turn out well!
Crocheting is so much fun!
Can anyone think of any good aristo headgear to make? I have hats and that's fine but huge hats aren't for every situation and i want to sew something nice
I have a bunch of pdfs of japanese crochet books (including a few that were originally japanese but are now in mandarin for some reason) and vintage (19th century thru 50s) crochet and knitting patterns so I'm sharing the nice stuff from them so you don't have to pay actual money for them like I did/spend time tracking down the free ones. I've also got some stuff on embroidery if there's interest in that
>>10665161pt 2 of this chart
This was actually a free pattern that came from a whole website of free Japanese crochet and knitting patterns that had been translated into English, and I unfortunately cannot remember the name of it
Requires a hairpin lace loom (you might be able to do it with one of those flower looms in all honesty) but some very cool hairpin lace motifs that would be great linked as a shawl or bolero
Last one for now because I don't want to clog up this thread. Some filet heart motifs. 4chan gave me a file too big error so hopefully these aren't too grainy
>>10665186The left edge of the lower chart was cut off in the original pdf for some reason but you can infer what's supposed to be there as long as you aren't a total beginner
Thank you, anon!
>>10662581Do you needle tat or shuttle tat? I want to learn cro-tatting and have some speciality hooks for it but it kinda scares me
>>10665164I remember the website now. It's https://gosyo.co.jp/english/index.html
>>10665937I shuttle tat, its easy, but takes a lot of attention
>>10665937tatting is incredibly easy and enjoyable, check out rustikate on youtube for decent tutorials, crotatting is really related to needle tatting, so needle tatting info should get you started
i'm working on knitting my first lolita cardigan! it was near impossible to find a simple cropped cardigan pattern without any bells and whistles, so i just took my measurements, knit a swatch, and have been doing everything myself. the front pieces and back are done, working on sleeves now.maybe once i'm done i can write up a knitting "recipe" for making something similar, because i'm not a pro pattern designer and don't really know how to account for sizes other than mine. would that be something of interest?
>>10666981Please, I need more patterns for my virtual stash
Hope you gulls don't mind me posting some inspiration of actually good handmade lolita and lolita-ble items. Probably will be mostly crochet, knitting, and tatting since I haven't had the time to sew lately and I can take those with meStarting with these bows (source: http://romantic-a-la-mode.com/13shousai/AnnaRivers.html)
>>10667065they'd be cuter without the flowers but posting anyways to prove not all crocheted wristcuffs are fuglysource: https://www.etsy.com/listing/765791444/crochet-cuffs-bracelet-wedding-lace
>>10667082Dropped image like an idiot
>>10667065Thanks for the mini dump anon, I'll post some too.
is a set such as this one very difficult to make for a beginner?
>>10667392If you have a pattern and practice getting your stitches neat, then not too tough. But something like this is so simple if you are a beginner that every little mistake will stand out.
could someone tell me where i can find printable pattern pdfs online for such cute dresses?
>>10667502how do they diy them then ?
>>10667505Learn to draft patterns. It isn't as hard as it seems if you follow the basic principles
>>10667505Pattern drafting. Some lolita magazines like OnS have instructions with some lines to trace but you still need some Japanese (or none but a little is easier) some drafting skills, and the money to pay out the ass for the more popular volumes with good patterns.
>>10667065I actually have the pattern for something similar (although unfortunately very low quality) to this due to my e-pattern hoarding. If you want more lolita-able patterns let me know. I have suitable patterns in knitting, crochet, tatting, a few bobbin lace patterns (not a craft I do yet though), some basic handbag and leather patterns, a handful of embroidery patterns, and some interesting applique/patchwork patterns that aren't really suitable for lolita are still really cute.
>>106688213/3I just started tatting but I hope to make this soon, although this is meant for shuttle and I'm using a needle/double ended hook
Hi everyone my grandmother just gifted me a sewing machine and i'd love to know How old is it?it seems very old, I'd love to know what deaid it is from(enless this is the wrong thread for that kinda stuff)
>>10669806the copyright for the machine is in the user manual. It will also clearly mention your model number in there; google / ebay for extra parts; first suggestion is a ruffle foot.Protips; >always pre-wash and dry your fabric the way you will launder it in the future BEFORE cutting anything out.>always finish edges of fabric pieces with a straight stitch or a zigzag before actually sewing the pieces together.>always iron everything between steps of assembly>learn some basic hand sewing skills. Your work will always look best if you do some key points by hand and not by machine.good luck
Honestly this is a dumb fucking question but do I really need special needles to knit lace? I can do basic knitting and I've crocheted lace before, but I really want to knit lace. It's delicate in a way crochet lace isn't.I've seen needles with longer tips being advertised as being for lace and I've also seen some people recommending using wooden needles, which personally I cannot stand (I like all my hooks and tools to be metal, preferably steel). I'd like to purchase a good set of metal interchangeable needles and I'm torn between getting ones meant for lace and ones meant for general purpose.
>>10669853>always finish edges of fabric pieces with a straight stitch or a zigzag before actually sewing the pieces together.Not correct. You are thinking of fray check. Finishing stitches should be sewn after each seam is sewn. Sew the seam and sew the finishing stitch.>always iron everything between steps of assemblyAgain incorrect. Use a steamer. Unless OP can't afford anything else, there is no reason in the current year to ever use a traditional iron unless it's for pleating or something.
Has anyone lowered the waist on a high waist dress? I saw a taobao dress that I think looks gorgeous but it has a slightly high waist. I'm considering buying it but before I do I'm hoping to get some tips for altering it. I was thinking of chopping off the upper portion of the Skirt and making a plain rectangular bodice extension but is that stupid? Pic is similar, but not the same as the dress I saw
>>10670932>Again incorrect. Use a steamer.Nta but you're just nitpicking a personal preference thing at this point. Using an iron isn't "incorrect."
>>10670932Anon is right in the sense that SOME fabrics should have their edges finished right away before assembly because they'll fray uncontrollably if you look at them wrong. If you've ever worked with silk satin or any other fabric that's floating a lot of threads, you know what I'm talking about.
>>10670957Anon that will look terrible. Just save your money and buy something that fits or make something from scratch that fits your proportions
>>10670957Where is that dress from?
>>10670932Fray check is an adhesive-related substance that can leave a rough edge. I finished the raw edges of a jacket in that stuff once and basically never wore it again after the first time out; the fray check kept rubbing against my skin and leaving marks. Zig-zagging along the edge or using a binding seam just does the job without risk of making the garment uncomfortable. I'd say fray check is okay for doing the edge of anything that will be turned over twice (think a skirt hem) but nothing where it might touch your body.
>>10671069I cannot believe that anon suggested using fray check over just overlocking or zig zagging raw edges. Some people are so lazy
>>10671069>>10671073also using pinking shears works to limit fraying on tons of fabrics as well
Feel like there's not enough diy stuff for gothic out there so I'm sharing some vintage filet crochet charts I found that would make great edgings or insertions. Hopefully this is legible, the scan I got this from was pretty low quality
>>10671081You can find countless charts like these by searching for church lace crochet, church lace filet crochet, etc. I' have some really cool charts for cherubs and angels but they're way too big to fit on a lace trim
>>10671086This one isn't gothic but it's too cute not to share. It'd look great combined with a scalloped edge. I'm sure someone has a use for it
>>10671087And if filet isn't your thing I've got normal edgings too. I prefer charts but I've got some prose instructions for some really beautiful vintage edgings too
>>10670932Maybe I'm just stupid but how to you press your seams flat with a steamer?
>>10672598>stock photo shows the model wearing it without a blouseI'm aware I'm being autistic but I cannot stand this. It never looks right. I'm a firm believer that your shoulders and armpits should be covered in lolita
>>10673751At least they actually styled it like it was a hot day and she was outdoors, rather than just leaving out a blouse for no reason as they usually do.
>>10661325>What craft(s) can you do?Sewing but only for accessories
>>10671084I'm totally going to crochet this
Looking for more girly/fancy knitting or cross-stitching designs, if anyone has any!