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Unread 12-26-2007, 09:03 AM   #1
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Wa-loli patterns?

I've looked around various link pages but i can't find any good/free patterns for a wa-loli/kimono style top.

I have a commercial costume kimono pattern i was going to modify, but i've heard less-than-wonderful things about costume kimono patterns.

Can anyone help me out?

also, i'm looking for an inexpensive petticoat as my current one is cheap nasty plastic with cheap nasty plastic lace that shows under my skirts.
somewhere that can have expedited shipping would be even better as i need to have my outfits ready for ohayocon.
thanks much,

Edit: with much experimentation and help from a japanes speaking friend i modified a kimono out of the gothloli bible. THAT was fun.
don't have any pics of it on me, but i'd like some input on the costume before it goes live!

will be adding beaded crown appliques on both sides of one of the sleeves and matching ones on the platform sandals i modified with matching green fabric, as well as some purple cluny lace to hide the stitching on the inside collar.

ideas, opinions?

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Unread 12-26-2007, 10:13 AM   #2
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There is a tutorial on egl here. Jan-chan also has some scans of Gosurori patterns here. In the starlight has good petticoats at a cheap price or you can go to Candy Violet for even more poof. Mind you Candy Violet won't open again till January 10th.

EDIT: Here are some reviews on petticoats if you need it.

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Unread 12-26-2007, 10:19 AM   #3
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yeah, i found that first one and was completely lost without images.(not a terribly good seamstress)
do you know if anyone's been kind enough to provide a stranslation for those scans?

thanks for the links though. <3
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Unread 12-26-2007, 11:15 PM   #4
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I got a kimono pattern from Simplicity's Costume section. While I understand that it's costume-ish and I would get flamed by hardcore lolita's for making a wa-loli out of it, I figured the robe part of the Simplicity pattern is just as good as any real kimono pattern you might find. It's a frigging robe, for crying out loud. :P

The only difference between a real kimono pattern and a costume one is that the costume one uses lazy obi's :P I'm actually quite fine with that. I mean, not being born into the Japanese culture means that I'll probably never be able to get the obi knot thing right. So instead of having someone criticize on how my obi knot could've looked better, I'm just gonna stick to a hook-and-eye, easy to put on obi, kthnx.

But anyway, that's just my 2 cents. If you could find a real kimono pattern for your wa-loli, then go for it. I look forward to seeing your wa-loli dress! :3
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Unread 01-02-2008, 05:29 PM   #5
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Finished the outfit and added a pic to my first post, would like opinions.
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Unread 01-03-2008, 09:08 PM   #6
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