Gosu Rori Vol. 2

I wanted to start this by explaining that these scans are not mine. I can’t be sure from where I acquired them, but I felt it necessary to add them to this archive in an effort to make it more complete and comprehensive.

This archive is meant to be a database to know which volumes contain certain patterns, if you are looking for a particular copy of these now-out-of-print magazine publications. Some of the older issues are especially hard to find from resellers, but there are occasionally issues for sale on places like eBay.

Here are the patterns contained in Volume 2 of Gosu Rori.

I feel like Old School Lolita is making a bit of a comeback for its simplicity, so it’s fun to have these old magazines available to us if we have a desire to make some. There are a lot more Ouji styles in the old magazines, as well, which I find is somewhat lacking in the new Otome no Sewing books.

I do have scans of diagrams from this issue, if anyone is interested in giving it a try! Please let me know if you have questions. ❤

Pattern Giveaway!

Hello Belle Amis! As some of you know, this week we have been exploring (together!) how to make the Strawberry Chocolate JSK from Otome no Sewing 14 (page 84). Tomorrow, Friday, should be the conclusion of our week-long demo and I will be offering the pattern I used in a giveaway!

To participate in the giveaway for a chance to win the pattern, be sure to join me on my Twitch channel tomorrow to have your name added to the list. We will announce the winner at the end of the stream.

The pattern is the large size version with a full shirring panel.

https://www.twitch.tv/misscarolbelle

Strawberry Chocolate JSK (OTS 14) Tutorial

Next week, we’ll be going over the draft and construction of the Strawberry Chocolate JSK from Otome no Sewing book 14. The instruction will be live on Twitch, and recorded for exclusive content to my tier 3 Patrons on Patreon! A condensed version will be available on YouTube.

If you’d like to follow along and learn how to make this box pleat JSK, you can find the diagram here, and tune in next week on Twitch starting Monday at 1:00pm MST. Archived videos will be available for 14 days following filming.

This is the starting pattern.

Modified version.

Remember to have your tools ready to go!

  • Drafting Rulers (or ruler, if using the all-in-one)
  • Pencils and erasers
  • Wide format paper
  • Paper Scissors
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Fabric of choice
  • Lining
  • Interfacing (Lightweight, woven fusible is better)
  • Ribbon
  • Buttons

I wanna thank all my patrons for helping me decide on the next tutorial project! After this JSK, we’ll be touching on some of the Akio Namiki collaboration from volume 14 as well.

See you all then!

Dragons and Castles and Updates (oh my!)

Hey everyone!

While life continues to be a little insane and unstable, I’ve been trying my best to keep a cool head (sometimes I’m successful!) and still making dresses here in my studio. I promised a while ago that I would share the pictures of my finished second dress with the Dragon print in Navy Blue. I finally got around to taking the photos. A lot has been delayed as far as shipments for supplies, including a photo backdrop that I’ve been looking forward to mounting on my plain wall.

The backdrop never came, so I resorted to continue taking the photos against the white wall (it’s not so bad, really, if just a little boring).

The pandemic that started earlier this year and had us all in lockdown made it difficult to keep working on commissions, as fabric orders were suddenly very delayed or unavailable due to limited staff in many businesses. Motivation seemed hard to come by as well, but we got a Switch and started playing Animal Crossing to pass the time a little.

I feel I must apologize for my lacking presence online as of late. Due to the aforementioned pandemic, and now the social unrest that the entire world is experiencing, it’s been admittedly difficult to find a desire to make pretty clothes. In spite of this, having spoken to many of my friends and other wonderful people on my Discord server, I was reminded that art is a necessity – especially in dark times.

Art and creativity are two of the most human things we can practice right now, to try and keep our spirits up. No matter how frivolous one might feel, we have to remember that it makes us (and others!) happy! If there’s a storm, there’s a rainbow. I want to encourage all of us to keep doing and making beautiful things, and to share them with our community and each other.

Etsy Update

I have updated my Etsy shop to include my 2 meter dress challenges, now for sale. Both the Unicorn JSK and the Dragon JSK are listed. If you like the style and would like to request a custom fabric, this is also available.

My Alice Aprons are going FAST! I have exactly 3 left in white, as of this writing. There are a few black aprons left as well, and they are on sale for $39.99 (previously $59.99).

In Other News…

I finally got a new overhead camera that works for me! After ordering one, returning it, and spending the better part of a day researching a different one for my needs, I got a webcam with a wider view angle in order to bring it closer to my table without cutting off the frame!

So, this means I can work on more videos for YouTube! And I’d love your input on what you’d like to see. My first instinct is to rifle through the Otome no Sewing books to make various projects from them, but some patterns might be more interesting than others. So tell me what you’d like!

And thank you to everyone for watching my channel, coming here to my blog, participating in my Discord and Twitch channels, and being the best gosh darn community I could ask for! And especially big thank you to my amazing Patreon supporters! It means so much to me that you value my work, and you inspire me to continue it.