I know for a fact, I have worn an ita~tastic coord and have made a dress that way f^_^; and sadly enough, these mistakes weren't when I first started wearing the fashion. I do cringe and wonder, often, just what was I thinking then. Even while putting both blips together, I knew they weren't going to go well. I still wore them proudly, knowing they were both complete fails, cringing while I grin silly at it all, not giving a care about what people think. I mean, what's the worst someone's going to do, hurt my feelings? It just reflects on their person and not mine.
Of course, after both were worn and experimented with for the day, I took them off and vowed never to do that again! It was easy with the bought Btssb jsk, I just needed to switch the blouse and tights, but as for the handmade...I still need to find a better matching underskirt fabric.
This is the handmade I'm talking about:
|Too busy with all the prints, and the pic doesn't let you see how the browns match...it just makes me so mad!|
But not here...I'm eating a good cupcake...^^P
No matter how well put together the dress, the polka~dots got to go! I just can't accept wearing a white underskirt with it, just something about it doesn't work,(something about the peach) I want it to be different. Until then, I'll just wait til I find a good fabric to switch it with.
I am glad I experiment with my Lolita, I don't mind the mistakes and ask opinions from friends who are into it and friends who aren't. I don't ask my mother, she is SO BIASED! but I love her and don't mind, she likes the creativity in her children and I don't fault her for that, I mean come on, she's my mom.
Everyone is curious, as am, did you have issues when starting off in the Lolita world? IS there a particular piece you can't find a happy~medium with and you are working through it? It doesn't have to be in the beginning either, feel free to share!
When I think about when I started off in Lolita, I tried to put in my due~diligence, and looked up what I wanted to wear or how I wanted to wear it, what all the hub~bub about good vs. bad lace is, and hit a road block at blouses. I wish I could justify the price of all the lovely blouses I see and want, but sadly, that's where I hit the roadblock. I see so many blouses go up on sales comms and look at the prices and just go...I could find another brand jsk for that price. I hate that fact, but alas, one of the many woes of Lolita. $$$$$$$$$
This, is one of my first coords I wore in a group of Loli and is the basic way of what I coordinate like:
|I do like this Meta jsk, I need to wear it more often...|
I looked at models in the GLB and tried to find things like it or make them, all the while reading up on sewing techniques and sewing machines that would best suit me and aid me in my quest for ruffles and lace. Every project, although slow going, I endeavor to push forward and work harder to make something special in my wardrobe...and make a bunch of blouses....
I just know that with whatever I do in my Lolita, I have to like what I'm wearing and know I'm wearing it for me. So, right or wrong, ita or elegant, just be happy and learn to grow and learn with your Loli and enjoy a nice cup of anything with friends!