Sunday, September 6, 2009

Two Skirts and a lot of downtroddenness

I have two completed skirts that are up for sale or will be going up for sale very soon. One is a pretty pink skirt with bows and pearls. The other is a blue one with ruffles and a bustle. I had interest in the pink skirt, but apparently something stupid I said months ago about an unrelated article of clothing has gotten me enough flak from the community over on livejournal that the buyer has since backed out. That's where the downtroddenness comes in.

Anyway on to the pictures. the blue one to the right is my newest piece. Its 100% cotton, all prewashed, with a polyester lining. Its machine washable and dry-able, just the way I like my clothes to be. But is isn't for me, its for sale. I need some final pictures on it before I can make a sales post.

Here's the back of the skirt. For once the skirt isn't too long. I have a habit of making my skirts a bit too long. This one, however, should land just at the knees or just above, which is the preferred length.

I don't want to just make Lolita clothing anymore. I have so many other clothing types I love, so many other things I want to make. But Lolita is the only place I know where to sell. Its tough. I want to make bohemian skirts out of flouncy taffeta and skirts that have less fullness but more visual interest. That's my dream.

Anyway, I also made a pink skirt that had some interest but the buyer never came through. It was sad, but I have to learn to deal with it. The issue is I lost the sale due to anonymous internet bullying rather than any lack of detail or love on my part. So here's the other skirt I made.

Its also machine washable, but you have to remove the bows before you toss it in the wash. That's the front right portion. There's also burgundy ruffles in a triangle down further. I'll post that picture later. This was supposed to be a high-waisted skirt, but turned into a longer skirt instead. There isn't much elastic, but it can be fitted with the corset ties in the back.

I had a lot of fun making this skirt, and I'm really let down that the girl who had wanted it backed out. And all because someone anonymously pointed her at something I said almost four months ago. But someone will buy iy and love it, I'm sure.

Here's the back, with corset ties and messy craft room. You can see scraps from the other skirt on the floor. The corset ties were hard to make, but they look really nice. In fact I have another skirt planned, this one also high-waisted, that will also have corset ties.

That's about all I have to write about right now. I have a handful of headdresses, bows, hair ties, and headbands I've been working on for youmacon. I hope Youma is as good this year as it was last year.

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