Gothic & Lolita Bible #58
This is the newest edition as of January 2016. I believe the next issue is slated for February 2016. This volume was released late November 2015, and I only just got my hands on a copy. I purchase my GLBs from CDJapan, along with the Otome no Sewing books, and I try to be quick about it. Already, the early volumes of Otome no Sewing are out of print! I’m glad I jumped on those when I had the chance and have a complete set so far. I guess they’re very much like the Gosu Rori magazines, which I’m finding are very hard to find back issues of now.
In any case, this issue features matching doll patterns designed for the Blythe brand of dolls. In this case it’s their NeoBlythe model. They have a shop for the English speaking world here if you’re interested in purchasing one of their dolls. I was originally mistaken to think that these were Pullip dolls, as they have the same style body with eyes that close and open. Frankly, I think I like the Pullip doll collections better. They look to be about the same size, too, and the same price.
- Head Bow by Angelic Pretty
- Capelet by Maxicimam
- Bag, BJD one piece by Chocolate Chip Cookie
Here’s the pattern collection that comes with Gothic & Lolita Bible #42. It’s a personal favorite of mine. I’ve used the JSK pattern a couple times now, and it’s a nice long bodice that appeals to me. They also have the regular “filler” patterns for accessories like a beret, a fuzzy neck scarf thing, and yet another head bow.
The head bow this time is a Juliet et Justine design, so it’s a little different from the common head bow one sees, in that it’s folded over from one long piece. Still… head bows.
Anyway, here’s what you’ll find in this issue:
I have to say that I’m a little disappointed with the patterns in this issue. I don’t find them very innovative or novel at all. It’s just another pattern for a headbow, wrist cuffs, and a skirt that we’ve seen a thousand times. Rectangle skirts don’t really even require a pattern, but they needed some filler, I guess.
The one pattern I find nice in this issue is the bell sleeve lace bolero. So if you want to get this issue for the patterns, the bolero might be the only worth your while. Also, the pictures of this season’s Lolita styles are always enticing to buy the latest GLB. ^.^