The patterns in this issue are mostly lacking, in my opinion, with the exception of the blouse that seems to have a longer torso than typical Lolita blouses. The skirt thing is more like a skirt overlay in the shape of an apron worn backwards. Angelic Pretty’s Dream Carnival dress has a similar design element already attached to it’s OP, so maybe that’s what they were going for?
The rest are just elaborate headdresses.
So this is one of a few issues (as I understand it, since I don’t have the others) that feature some patterns for those popular Asian ball jointed dolls. I think particularly the Dolfie kind from Volks brand.
It also has a couple of life size patterns to match the doll garment too.
Again, what I might do here is scan the smaller patterns and make them available for free. Whereas the life size patterns take more work to trace correctly, and therefore I’ll ask for the fee.
Take a look!
Headdress (both), Mini Hat (doll only), Jabot
Innocent World Blouse, Bonnet (doll)
CCC Apron (both), Stockings (doll)
In getting these earlier issues of GLBs, I notice there’s a lot of lackluster patterns for really innocuous things like wrist cuffs and bloomers. In this issue, you have some options of what they call “Room Wear” . . . I guess sort of pajama like things in Lolita style.
I’m including it here anyway, in case you see something you could use. I personally like bloomers, but I’ve got at least five different patterns for them now. Like, come on, how many different kinds of bloomers can you make, really?
Room Wear – Lounge Wear
Released in April 2012 by Boutique Publishing, Let’s Lolita Sewing is an exclusive pattern book featuring Lolita fashion in their spring issue of the Lady Boutique pattern book series. I’ve had the pleasure of drooling over these pages, even while not exactly able to read any of the instructions. The great thing about these Japanese pattern books is that a lot of their instructions are mainly visual with easy to follow measurements in centimeters.
I won’t lie and say it’s not challenging, but I’m fairly confident I can figure out how to make any of these pieces featured in the book. I’m currently trying my hand at a bolero, the short sleeve version in this book.
Also – I freakin’ LOVE this book. Just sayin’…
The patterns come in three sizes, S, M, and L.
Two Piece Coord
One Piece / JSK
Two Piece Coord – One Piece Variation
One Piece – JSK Variation
Baby Doll with Shirring
I will try to update these as I get new issues. Currently I have 9 issues, and I’m still getting around to going through each one for patterns. If you have a specific pattern from a certain issue in mind, let me know and I’ll either see if I have it or see if I can find it for you.