Tuesday, 29 November 2016

By name and by nature; Handmade cherry skirt outfits

My honest to goodness real surname is Cherry, so ages ago I bought the last of a roll of this satin cherry fabric when it went on sale super cheaply at my local fabric store. Eventually I made a lolita skirt from some of it, and it's been one of my most worn lolita items... though to be honest, most of the time I wear it casually, outside of lolita so I'm not sure if that counts!


I know satin is not generally thought too well of in the realm of handmade lolita but I love this skirt to pieces, and part of that is because the satin gives it an extra something. I don't tend to have much fabric variation in my lolita wardrobe, most everything is good old cotton or cotton blends, so this is a nice change of pace.


For my first outfit I wanted to do something light and bright with one of my new red custews, and I think it turned out very cute! I left legwear out because this would be worn with either black tights or black ankle socks, both of which don't look too good in flat lays. In a way, this is a bit more otome than lolita almost, but regardless of who you categorise it I would certainly wear it!


Next, I tried something different by coordinating the skirt with my lemon and cherry Meta OTKS. I think this still needs a little tweaking to be perfect, but I love the unexpected direction of adding pink (and lemons!) to the mix.


Then for my final look I went casual again, but a bit more of a layered casual and I think this is my favourite look of the three. Like the first outfit, I would definitely wear this out and about. It's distinctly lolita, but still fairly casual... just the way I tend to like it!

6 comments:

  1. I think satin is just the thing were keeping the skirt from being plain. It could be easy a rockabilly dress, but I think the fabrics better work for skirt. Busy print, shine fabric, the eyes need to rest somewhere. It is more retro than rockabilly, which makes it easier to work with. And I love the retro inspired outfits.

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  2. I think the top coord is my favourite. I love cherry prints, they're cute and give off that vintage vibe as well (plus as much as I love strawberries, I can't help but find strawberry prints in Lolita a bit cliche and overdone - sorry ^^), and that first outfit just does it justice. Yeah, it may be a bit more otome than Lolita, but not everything has to be clear-cut. :)

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    1. Thanks! Cherry prints are great indeed... and no need to apologise for finding strawberry prints overdone (because they really are).

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  3. I like the final coordinate the best as it's very much the sort of thing I would happily wear myself, and I think the colours are balanced perfectly there <3

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad I struck a good colour balance with that one ^__^

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