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Pretty White Winter Dresses for Snow Princesses

Monday, December 7th, 2015

(/*o*\) Wow, it is very definitely a snowy, Wintery wonderland outside now!!  Pretty princesses need Winter dresses to wear, and that’s what this roundup is for!  Candy Rain has always got our back for things like this.

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Candy Rain Sweet Princess Lace Onepiece Dress

This whooole dress is covered in beautiful lace!
It’s sheer on the sleeves, creating a magical look~
The edge lace and beaded ribbon is brown, making a pretty contrast!

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Candy Rain Thick Winter High-Waisted A-Line Long Sleeve Dress

The texture of this long-sleeved, onepiece dress looks so soft!!
And fur trim around the collar looks like a delicious marshmallow~

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Candy Rain Princess Jacquard Ribbon Beading Dress

This dress creates the illusion of being in two pieces~
The soft contrast of the ribbon beaded through the bodice is so pretty!

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Candy Rain Keyhole Shoulder Lace and Ruffles Dress

The sleeves are so full and bell-shaped,
and their light material means they will be light and breezy, like wings~
I looove how pretty open shoulders look,
even if it isn’t ideal for cold weather, hah!

Also comes in a darker under-color, which shows the lace contrasting more clearly on top!

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Candy Rain Long Sleeve Vertical Stripe Knit Dress

This just looks like a comfortable dress to wear!!
It’s kind of a simple design, but that can be just fine!
The laced-up ribbon in the front is the pretty charm point~

Cute, Elegant, and Pretty Printed Tights and Stockings

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Printed tights and stockings like these have been a huge trend for quite a while now, and I don’t think they’re going anywhere!  A cute-type print can work for any cutesy pastel style, while the elegant ones are gorgeous with Lolita.  Of course, you are free to accessorize however you like and create your own look with them!!

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Pastel Grunge / Creepy-Cute Printed Stocking Selection

The pastel variations here are very much in the pastel grunge/creepy-cute category,
but those kitty ones with the gold filigree are extremely pretty!!
I’m not sure why these are all listed together, lol.

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Alice in Wonderland Print Stockings

The dainty linework on these tights sometimes give tights like these
the moniker of “tattoo tights,” especially if they are sheer and they simply
look like images printed on your skin.
These Alice in Wonderland designs come on
opaque white or black backgrounds, though!

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Lolita Mesh with Bow Embellishment Stockings

I love that these have actual texture on them!!
And that there are real bow details~
The fair-colored ones would create the illusion that you are wearing
fishnet stockings.  Cool!

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Dainty Elegant Poetry Print Stockings

These are probably the prettiest and my favorite of my roundup today~
The illustrations of roses and other items are so delicate,
with little watercolor splashes trailing up the rest of the stocking.

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Rural Countryside Painting Printed Stockings

The design on this looks familiar, like something I’m sure I’m supposed
to recognize from taking Art History classes…
This elaborate, painterly design I think would look great with Mori Girl coords!!

Cute & Pretty Casual Winter Princess Nightgowns, Sailor Moon Skirts, and more!

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Today’s selection is a very eclectic roundup, just because a bunch of my fave stores updated with a lot of items all at the same time!!  So here are some very pretty nightgowns perfect for princesses to wear on cold nights, some cutesy undies, and pretty Sailor Moon skirts!!

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All About Cats Winter Mori Girl Poncho Cape

I’d bet there’s quite an overlap between mori girls and cat lovers. ‘ – ‘
Just a hunch.
Anyway, just look at how cuuuuuute the funny little kitty illustrations are!!
And I am so completely in love with warm ponchos… you can wear them
OVER a coat if you want to be super extra warm!

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Kawaii Strawberry Bloomers Undies Set

This is a really cute and indulging thing to lounge around in!!
There is a really cute anime girl illustration shown modelling these pieces
on the page, too. nn

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Stylish Gal Sailor Moon Border Print Skirt

So many Sailor Moon items are so stylish nowadays!!
I would be so torn trying to pick just one of the color variations out. oAo
I want the peach one!!  No wait, the light blue! No, navy blue!
Aahh!!

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Casual Princess Floral Ruffle Nightgown Set

A HUGE selection of these were added to this shop,
it was so hard picking just one floral one to show!!
Clickthrough and browse the rest – all of them are so elegant
and cozy!!  They make bedtime feel like a princess-y indulgence~

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Warm Fluffy Lolita Princess Pink Nightgown Set

Okay, I picked one of the floral cotton nightgowns for the above one,
but I also had to show that a bunch were also added in this very warm
and cozy-looking thick fuzzy fabric variety!!
There are other pastel colors available, but naturally I had to go for the pink one.
Sooooo snuggly-looking!!

Sewing a Himekaji Pink Bunny Toile Skirt DIY Tutorial

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

In just a single day, I sewed this extremely cute and pretty skirt in a dusty pink color and classical, vintage-looking print – I thought it would be perfect for wearing on Thanksgiving!

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Here is the finished skirt!!
It has a high waist and is incredibly full in shape.

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This is a close-up of the fabric –
a classical-looking toile print covered in BUNNIES!!
From afar, you can hardly tell that there are bunnies there at all.

They are secret bunnies.

Now I’ll let you know how I made it!!

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These three incredibly simple, rectangular shapes are all you need to cut out.
Cotton fabric comes in aboout 45″ wide, folded at the middle.
For rectangular pieces like these, all you do is measure the length down for each piece
and cut allllll the way across that 45″-ish width.

Using twice the amount of length that the waistband has
is what makes the skirt so fluffy and full!!

I like this method more than making a circle skirt pattern,
because the entire cut of fabric gets used without ANY scraps,
AND you don’t have the problem where your print is upside down at the back.

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The front & back panels get seamed together to make one huge “tube”-like shape,
then hemmed along the bottom.
In the above picture, I’m using lazy box-pleat-like gathers to match up the width
of the front + back skirt pieces with the waistband.
However, I do not iron the box-pleats down,
because I want it to fall like ruffles and not actual pleats.

Oh, and I always sew wrong-sides-together first, since I use French seams all the time
so that all of the seams are extremely sturdy and finished-looking on the inside.

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Here is the “after” of the above picture – the waistband
and the two skirt panels all attached!!
The waistband is about to be folded over at the top,
with a channel for elastic to go through ONLY on the back.
The front will be laying flat – that’s what gives it the high-waisted skirt appearance!

You can also see in this picture that while I am spending all of these hours sewing,
I keep myself entertained by watching Youtube vids of video games. :p
For this particular project, it was the Best Friends playing Super Mario RPG.

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In just one afternoon, I had finished practically an entire skirt!!
The lace details are simple – just lengths of lace sewn on in easy straight lines.
Actually, in the above pic, the bottom row of lace is pinned on
and not actually sewn yet.
The buttons are sen on by hand.  By the way –

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Look at these tiny bunny buttons!!!

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Since I took a little break after making so much progress in the above pics,
it gave me time to decide that I wanted to scoot the bottom row of lace
up by a couple of inches before finally sewing it in place.
Stepping back for an hour (or day) is usually so beneficial!!

I’m so excited to have something this classical-looking and cute.
It looks like something that Liz Lisa would produce, and I never thought
that I’d own anything as pretty as anything of theirs.
I’m so excited to wear this for Thanksgiving
and any other coords I want to create with it!!

Become an Earthy Autumn Witch with New Fave Aliexpress Store, Artka!

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Omg, new seller discovered!!!  I have already added them to my Fave Aliexpress Stores directory because I immediately fell in love with them.  Their store name is Artka, and the best way I can think to describe their style is that it is clothing that an artsy Earthy forest witch would wear.  It is enchanting and bewitching!!

I suppose it is a little bit Mori Girl, or at least could be incorporated into a romantic Mori coordinate~

And best of all, it’s super warm and cozy-looking for cold weather. c:

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Autumn-Color Puff Sleeve Lace & Fringe Ruffle Layers Coat Dress

This right here pretty much defines “enchanting Earth lady” to me. ‘ – ‘
The looong length of the coat dress is thanks to the tiers of ruffles at the bottom~
But the lace and fringe around the upper part of the coat are
an awesome detail as well!!

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Embroidery Cinched Waist 3/4-Sleeve Swishing Dress

This looks angelic in its alternate white color!!
Wearing a swishy dress like this, I would want to twirl around everywhere.
I do not have very strong self-control.

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Vintage-Look Ruffle Lace Edge Sweater with Detachable Collar

The slouchy cuff around the neck is removable!!
It makes me imagine other coordinates it could be worn with,
like layering it over your coat to look like a scarf.
And gooosssshhh the ruffles and lace
at the bottom edges of the sweater itself are pretty.

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Breezy Peasant Knee-length Dress with Wide Ruffle Hem

This is a simple piece that just oozes natural elegance.
Again, I’m feeling dangerously twirly………

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Elegant & Classy Autumn Woven Sweater

The turned-over collar at the top of this makes for suuuch an elegant shape!!
It’s easier to see in other pics, but the lacy little pocket on one side
is really cute. c: