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A sort of how-to
Searched forever for a long sleeves a line dress pattern. Couldn't find one. Then I tried to but a vintage pattern and alter it, a total disaster. But, in the process of looking for those patterns, I found all sorts of tutorials and patterns that I ended up putting together in this outfit. I used quite a few how-to's and free patterns for this one, I will try to list all of them and what I did as best I can. If you have any questions just ask!

I will post another on how I make the headdress, shoes and cape.

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  • How to sew a lolita dress. Lolita Solstice Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    Scalloped collar- I used this pattern but left out the beads.
    http://blog.megannielsen.com/2011/11/diy-beaded-scallop-edge-detachable-collar-with-pattern/

  • How to sew a lolita dress. Lolita Solstice Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    Scalloped Wrists- cut out rectangles the width I wanted and the circumference of me wrists.
    http://www.coletterie.com/tutorials-tips-tricks/tutorial-scalloped-hem

  • How to sew a lolita dress. Lolita Solstice Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    The Bow- used this tutorial, only made it smaller and gave it "tails".
    http://peacefulcottagecreations.blogspot.com/2011/11/lolita-bow-tutorial.html

  • How to sew a lolita dress. Lolita Solstice Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    Skirt-made the skirt and bodice waist measurements match.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4JyyACd8UA

    Also used the pictured tutorial to understand what she was talking about in the video.
    Circle Skirt Tute:
    http://retroglam.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/donna-pattern-diagram-for-half-circle-skirt/

  • How to sew a lolita dress. Lolita Solstice Dress - Step 5
    Step 5

    Bodice-took the bodice pattern from this one and alterd the collar.
    http://honig-design.blogspot.com/2013/03/garden-party-dress-pattern-free.html

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