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Here’s my live stream. If you follow me on Twitch, you’ll get a notification when I’m online.

I auto-host friend channels HelloNorthStar and Omni Prime, as well. So sometimes you’ll see them on my channel instead of me. But make sure to follow me if you want notifications specifically when I’m streaming.

Live Class 1.2 – Blouse (8-68)

Live stream class on making the Blouse from Otome no Sewing book 8 (8-68) will be held today from 12:30pm – 4pm MST.

The stream is being recorded for editing into a more concise presentation of this class, which will be added to YouTube when the live stream is concluded. But if you want to catch all the bloopers and funny stuff live, check out my channel on Twitch! 😛

https://www.twitch.tv/lunarcrystai

Twitch Streaming Schedule and First Class: Blouse from ONS 8

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Hey friends! Just a reminder about my Twitch streaming and a schedule I finally came up with!

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 12:30pm – 4(ish)pm MST!

https://www.twitch.tv/lunarcrystai

First class will be held next week. We’re making the blouse pattern from Otome no Sewing Book 8. Class Materials can be found on the discord server. If you missed it, here’s the invite link:

https://discord.gg/tN8BmKm

Otome no Sewing Book 13

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Scan Jul 22, 2019 at 2.26 PM page 1Finally, after months of my scanner being a pain, I finally got around to this issue.

The quality of the scans isn’t great, but I improvised by using an app on my phone called Scanner Pro. It does a decent enough job, and high enough quality to see the numbers on the instruction pages.

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Featured Coords

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Additional Coords

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Special Coords (cover)

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Collaboration

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More Coords and Mother/Child Coords

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DIY Accessories

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Ads (BTSSB, Alice and the Pirates, Angelic Pretty, Sugar Cross)

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Streaming and Discord! Live Studio Streaming

Hey guys! I mentioned before that I’ve been live streaming my studio work on Twitch, and I’ll be doing so again today at 4pm MST.

I wanted to invite all of you to join me in Discord, too! We have an active chat discussion about sewing and design in Lolita Fashion, and would love for you to get involved in conversation! WIPs and questions always welcome!

Come join us!

https://discord.gg/tN8BmKm

Check out the live stream on Twitch too! Be sure to follow my channel if you want to get updates on when I’m live.

https://www.twitch.tv/lunarcrystai

Twitch! = Lolita Fashion Sewing & Pattern Making

Hey guys! I mentioned in my update video that I’m trying a new thing with Twitch streaming for my Let’s Lolita Sewing adventure! ^^ Here’s the link to my channel! I have my streams recording while I stream, so you can see past . . . streams. Gosh, that’s redundant. Sorry.

Anyway. Go here!
https://www.twitch.tv/lunarcrystai

Also, here’s my update video, if you’re curious.

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Update: I’m still here!!

Hey everybody!

Thank you all so much for subscribing to my various social media things, like this blog and my YouTube channel! Seeing so much interest in what I do and what I want to teach is really encouraging, and I wanted to reach out and let you all know that I haven’t forgotten my mission or goals.

As of last year, things have been in flux a little bit. I teamed up with a local cosplay shop for a while before we decided to close the physical store. My entire studio was moved twice, and we had to learn how to pick up where we left off. Moving has made filming new tutorials difficult, but I do intend to continue to do this.

From October through February, I worked in a local sewing factory. I learned some amazing techniques regarding efficiency and speed, and using these tools, my business partner and I are developing limited edition items that we produce in bulk ourselves. We can now produce 20 units in our home studio, using the equipment and tools that we have at our disposal.

Currently, my scanning abilities have been limited, but I do still want to keep up with the requests I receive from all my wonderful subscribers. I ask for very little in return, however, as sharing the patterns I have in my library does take some time to provide. I have added a donation button to this blog, and you can give as little or as much as you see fit. Anything you can offer in exchange for the plethora of information and diagrams I provide here on this site would be absolutely appreciated, and I can be sure to continue sharing as much as I can.

New Stuff for Sale!

Alice Apron BlackWe have more Alice aprons in stock! As our first trial run of limited mass production, we went on to create 24 units of Alice aprons, 12 in white and 12 in black. They’re in black now, guys! ^^

We have a new brand called Alt Mode, tied to a new Storenvy page, and we will soon begin taking pre-orders for the aprons.

You can visit the new Storenvy page and pre-order now, actually!

New videos are planned to be out in late spring/summer. In the meantime, I’ll try to keep up with diagram requests as best as I can. The Mode a la Belle Etsy store is still open, and commission slots are available as well. So if you have something special in mind for your Lolita closet, let me know!

Mode a la Belle @Etsy

Thanks for your patience, everyone! ^^

Otome no Sewing–Book 12–Autumn/Winter

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OTS - Book 12 - 001Here we have the latest edition of Otome no Sewing as of November 2017. They’re usually released twice a year, in May and November – which you may already be aware of. So let’s see what they have in this issue! We have a pretty obvious Alice in Wonderland theme going based on the cover. There have been many variants on an “Alice” dress, but this is the first we see paired with two other “character” Lolita dresses – Queen of Hearts, and the White Rabbit.

Alice in Wonderland

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Queen of Hearts

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The White Rabbit (Ouji/Dandy style)

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Other Patterns Included

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Tutorials for Accessories

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As these books are sponsored by Clover in Japan, they often include highlights of Clover products like Yoyo Makers or flower makers. This time, they’ve included a tool or form to create luck knots.

In Japanese it’s called “mizuhiki” – 水引

In Chinese it’s called “Zhōngguó jié” – 中国结

There are plenty of tutorials online that can show you how to do this knotting technique without the Clover product. But I imagine the forms they sell make them easier to do for beginners.

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Suggested Materials

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Also a common thing you see in these books are ads for various new collections or pieces from popular Lolita brands in Japan. This time they featured PhysicalDrop. They have numbers next to the models as if to indicate that there is a pattern in the book somewhere for something. I hunted through the book back and front and could not find any patterns numbered 25, 26, or 27. Not sure why they’re numbered.

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Eternita–Fall/Winter–Grown Up Alice in Wonderland Magazine

Eternita - Fall Winter - 001When I found this, it had already been out for half a year. After discovering that Gothic & Lolita Bible would no longer be printed, I went on a hunt to find new Lolita Fashion magazine. There are a handful; Alice a la Mode being one of them, which I think has only released four issues, the last being Spring 2010. I have Spring 2009, and will hopefully get around to scanning that one soon.

In addition to that, the newest released magazine (of which there is only one issue so far) is called Miel. Also from Japan. Unlike Alice and Eternita, however, Miel does not seem to come with patterns the way GLB did. It’s still a beautiful and high quality publication, however. I like to purchase such things anyway to keep an archive of styles and designs.

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So from my research, this magazine/book seems to be aimed at the more mature Lolita fashionista. The models inside are all in their late 20s, 30s, and sometimes 40s. The styles within are suggested for a mature lady. Frankly, I think this is a fabulous idea, being of an older generation myself (in relation to the Lolita community, anyway).

I scanned some of the first pages for you to peruse, as well as the included patterns (not the actual pattern sheet), so that I could add them to the archive here. I always loved the format of Japanese Lolita magazines. Deep in my heart, I wish such a thing might be started in the western world of Lolita as well.

For now, enjoy these scans of Eternita.

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Patterns Included

Unlike some GLB issues, this book doesn’t come with an OP, JSK, or even a skirt. Instead, they included mostly accessories like totes, a pillow, notebook cover, sleep mask, detachable collar, hats, hair bows and wrist cuffs.

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I did appreciate the jewelry tutorials, though. It’s nice to find tutorials for jewelry that are more than just stringing a bunch of beads together. This issue also includes advertisement and an article showcasing jewelry designer Michal Negrin (I have two of his pieces). I just love that aesthetic. You should definitely check it out if you’ve never heard of him before!

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BJD Highlight

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Street / Event Snaps

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