these are the handouts from this year's lolita on a budget panel. they're not radically changed from last year, but some of the info is updated (some web addresses changed, some commercial patterns have been added to or removed from the list.)
Wow! This is excellent! I'm sad that I missed T-Con. I leave for ACen on Wednesday. I still had work to do on hair accessories. I am a fan of shiny hair accessories (I went crystal crazy, but they're low contrast colors so it's more of a shimmer), but that's with generally gothic and now some classic. (You know your stuff... so you know that shiny doesn't always mean poorly made. I couldn't find silk flowers I liked, so I've made them.)I LOVE LOVE LOVE English Charm and I was lucky enough to model Silversark's Alice Cards dress at ACen's fashion show in 2009. :) It's my dream dress. I'll be pointing all new Lolitas here. You don't have to have brand to look great. It's all about style.
thanks! i'm glad this list helps.the note about shininess is merely about shiny fabrics. cheap (quality) satin ribbons are shiny, nicer quality ones have more of a sheen than an actual shine. and rhinestones can be as shiny as they want; that's what rhinestones do. :) no argument here.
Now I know I need to drag Colleen and Kia to meets in Rochester. CAR POOL! ROAD TRIP!!!I've threatened Emily with visits while she's in the city. She'll know the garment district like the back of her hand. French Silk Ribbon HERE I COME!*Japanese from Mokuba as well!) (The quality of what I can get by the yard around here is getting BLECH. I'm more for a ribbon with a pin on it than a BIG BOW... I'm too old for that... well, mostly.)