This issue of Otome no Sewing seems to feature a collaboration with famed Lolita make up artist Akio Namiki. If you’re unfamiliar with his work, you can see him in action here.
Dorothy and the Wizard of OZ
The Little Mermaid
- The Little Mermaid JSK – OTS 9 (lite)
- The Little Mermaid Blouse – OTS 9 (lite)
- The Little Mermaid Bonnet – OTS 9 (lite)
Romeo & Juliet
Additional patterns in this volume
Ribbon embroidery – Roses
Decoupage photo transfer
– in the following tutorial, the publication is trying to sell ready made kits for doing this type of craft. However, you don’t need anything special besides a decoupage photo transfer medium, and images of your choice. There are plenty of tutorials on YouTube (like this one) that show you how this is done.
Accessories to match The Little Mermaid motif in this issue, using shrink film (available here). Also needed for this project are soft pastels, and UV curing resin. It looks like they use the kind of UV lamp you might get for your nails. They do sell nail salon supplies on ebay that include this kind of lamp, as well as UV top coat and UV clear nail gel – both of which can be used for this project. If you don’t want to use UV curing materials, I’m sure you can paint a gloss coat with regular 2 part pouring resin.
These images are in high resolution if you wanted to print the pattern shapes included in this project.
All measurements are in metric for drafting the pattern.