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Autumn Gardens Wa-Loli by taeliac Autumn Gardens Wa-Loli by taeliac
Ah ha! I got un-lazy right now, and decided to edit these and get them up while I have a few minutes to spare!

Here are the images (and some other stills) from the quick animation I did of the outfit.

This wa-loli dress (and if anyone wants to pick a fight about not having enough frills, or too short of a skirt, go right ahead, I'll just hide the comment and block you) was made from fabrics I had purchased to do... something... with, something like 3 years ago! I'm kind of happy I waited, because this is definitely not what I think I had originally planned!

The top and over skirt are made from a sheer something-or-other - it feels like it may have a cotton component, but it may be fully poly for all I know (and I'm too lazy to set some of it on fire to see). But, it's rather sheer, and that's what I like about it. It's unexpected :D

The neck band and the bodice are made from a cotton print that looks a lot like cracked leather or something like that (full view for details). The bodice is unlined, mainly because I honestly didn't think that this would turn out even remotely! Boy, I was so wrong, wasn't I? It laces up the back through corset grommets (ya know, whatever you have on hand to work with, you tend to do so) - I'm sorry I didn't get newer pictures, but I purchased a purple lacing that matches the deep purple in the outfit, and it looks *so* much better!

The under skirt is also a pink weird cotton print texture, and is rather full - about 80" at the hem, I think. The over skirt is even fuller, somewhere around 100" or so, but it's swagged up to form a bustle in the front, and a swag in the back.

This was totally unintentional! And I love it! I was just pinning the skirt up to check the hem on the under skirt, and it kind of fell really pretty, and I started playing with it! I'm now going to make a pattern off of this one (mmm... lots of measuring!) to make Steampunk bustle/swag things from, too, or add them to other outfits, just for fun!

All the bustling stuff is hand sewn into place just to be sure ;P

The sleeves aren't the full 3' sleeves, they're more like 2' or so, but they're just right for the length of the skirt. And, the sheer is so pretty - can't you tell I just love it?

I'm utterly ashamed that I thought this would be a failure of an outfit :faint:

This'll probably be for sale in my Etsy store this weekend, I dunno if I'm going to have the time to update it by then. If you're interested, however, note me and I'll try to get back with you (put something in the title about the wa-loli so I recognize it, k?) I think it's roughly a size 6/8. I'm pretty sure the bust on the dressform is set to 32", and the waist 27", but it can easily go up each of those measurements by about 4" or so.

I found a bin of fabric (which is like finding hidden treasure to me!) that we had stored in the garage when building my new sewing room years ago, that has more of this fabric, plus a print that is mostly brown with blue and green bits on it, instead of pink and purple. I think I could make 2 from each of those sets, so if you want one, I know it's fabric I'll probably never find again, because it's from so many years ago!

So... yeah! I hope you like it!

2009 Taeliac Studio/Sam Lemieux :: BeAnime.com
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:icondollsarefun:
dollsarefun Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
That is beautifull
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DarcNeko Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
your link to the store doesn't work ;^;
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Dumuzi-ouji Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Looks like something Geshtinanna would wear. owo
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lovelimocochang Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it okay if I use some of your clothing as reference photos for my drawings? It's inspiring stuff ;)
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shelbyfrisk Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
if i may ask how did you make the brown corset part of the dress :o 
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taeliac Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Heh, I am a corset person, so corsets are cake to me now.

However, I would highly recommend taking a look through pattern books for a fitted bodice (not corset - those usually have closures in the front, or have other details that I think detract from the look of this one) that uses boning for support. Like, take a look through patterns for formal dresses (prom/homecoming patterns) those are the best IMO for making something like this!
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shelbyfrisk Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thank you! :) i am planning on making my own lolita dress soon and i wanted to make something similar to the brown corset you made for this one! thank you for the advice! :D
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Liung-Arkeanda Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been looking through your stuff and loving all of it but your Etsy store isn't working... or at least the links aren't going through
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taeliac Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah! Sorry! I keep meaning to go back and edit things - I had to close it down for now, since I wound up moving to Japan for an unknown length of time, so I only have my regular sewing machine and bits of fabric I can get here to placate me ^^; I may start it back up some time, but I'm not sure when! Sorry!! :love:
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bitnotgood7437 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
This is beautiful! I'm in love with it :D
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MiyukiRin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
beautiful I tried to make somethink like this but it was awefool xD please do tutorials!!
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Abbyanna Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! You are extremely talented.
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Gangrelhottie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
did you place any boning in the bodice?
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taeliac Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeppers! The bodice is fully boned - I plan on remaking it if I sell the outfit because I want it to be more of a functioning corset than a fashionable bodice piece, so it'll have steel in it - this one is all poly boning just for shape :3
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Gangrelhottie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
nice you have one hell of a talent boning is giving me a hard time
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taeliac Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's a little of a pain in the butt - I never use the fabric casing it comes in, if that's part of your issue, because it's so much of a pain to get in place - instead, when I'm using plastic boning at least, I pull it out of the casing and sew the boning channels out of bias tape instead (on the inside if they're not decorative) and then slide the boning into that. Or, if you're on the cheap, you can use those huge duct ties (you can find them in hardware stores, they're for holding the metal duct work for ventilation in a house together) instead of buying boning, especially if you're just going to toss the casing out anyways ;P
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Gangrelhottie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the tip I'll keep that in mind for my next college project
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WarmSummerSun Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is going to sound ridiculous, but you mention "full view for details" and I really CANNOT find the full view/download button on this photo! I would really love to see this closer up, but I can't figure it out for the life of me ahahha. It is absolutely gorgeous though!
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HitomiKaida24 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I want one of these lmao!
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bella9248 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Two years since I first saw this, and it's still one of my favorites. I really hope I can get this good some day >w< (I'm starting a lolita clothing line to sell at cons soon). Awesome job!
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Hinatule Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student
Oh my this is so beautiful~ :heart: So would enjoy a tutorial <333
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pandelle Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's positively lovely! I'd love to own such a piece one day~ The color combination is so beautiful and soft! One of my favorites~
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Fuzzy-Fluffy Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
..Your fabric coordination is infallible. And your seams are soo perfect. D:

You did an amazing job. c:
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TijonWolfsMajesty Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
^^* this is SO bEaUtiFuL :eager: i absolutely love it.
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TakaiNamairi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
You said this: "I think I could make 2 from each of those sets, so if you want one, I know it's fabric I'll probably never find again, because it's from so many years ago!"
Does that mean you can make another dress? If so how much would you charge?
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Ankh-of-chiaroscuro Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
This is gorgeous! I've been trying to figure out ways to incorporate kimono/wa-loli style into a steampunk outfit, I've very rarely seen something I like. This, though, is gorgeous.
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TakaiNamairi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Do you have a pattern for this?
It's georgeous. I love it. I've been wanting to make something like this for forever but i can never find a good pattern or good help.
It's great it all flows together perfectly.
I would love to have the pattern or even some info on how you made it.
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mangafreak942 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student Artist
coolness
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ChocolateCoatedBlue Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is gorgeous - I so want to wear it :D

I was looking over the rest of your stuff - and it's just amazing, I want to wear so much of it....
But I live in the UK so it's not to be :( not even a comission

The kimona wraps are lovely and have given me a few ideas to mess around with - if I could find someone who could sew properly *off to start a man hunt*

I look foward to seeing more of your suff
Much virtual love
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TalaRedWolf33 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing. I would buy this if I could lol But Im a big woman, so it wouldnt fit ;-; BUT! I still love it. And, I do have to say, even though the skirt is a little short for Wa, its perfect! It just fits with this outfit,; if you had put an original lolita skirt on it, I would have hated it. Very beautiful work, you are indeed on my watch list now.
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eternal-blue-sky Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
absolutely beautiful :)
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Saelok Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oooo pretty, I can see me wear this totally!
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Oh boy! I love this so much, I cant even believe you manged to pull off steampunk-wa!!! *hugs* your my new idol!
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narutard94 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful! i love the fabric you chose for the top kimono part
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Rina8 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
<3
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elliethedemdem Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
woaaaah this is amazing. I would so wear that!
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taeliac Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe, thank you so incredibly much!! :glomp:
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goldstone-glitter Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
This is SO beautiful!
I'm learning how to sew and I hope I can sew something like this one day.
Amazing work!!! :D
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taeliac Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:glomp: You definitely should try! It's not too bad (I have a tutorial on how I do the kimono in my gallery which might help, cuz it's really a pretty easy sew if you're newer to sewing :D)

Thank you so incredibly much :love:
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goldstone-glitter Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Thank you so much! I am going to definitely look into that!
I think now that I have your tutorials as guides I can make it into a summer project. When I'm done I'll post pictures! :glomp:
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
This is awesome! Like the colors and the whole idea! :eager:
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taeliac Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:giggle: Why thank you!! :glomp: I love the colors, too - I need to think of something else to do with the scraps of that fabric, since I have some little pieces left that I just can't throw out :giggle:
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
I guess i wouldn't be able to throw away anything as well. I recently just started to learn knitting and sewing, but i guess i will never have the patience to go further enough to get results like this :D
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red-iv Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Awesomely balanced mix of western and eastern styles. You should call it a Cormono, or a Kiset.
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taeliac Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! Finding that balance gets to be a trick sometimes (I keep wanting to add more and more and more things :giggle:)

I love Kiset! That is amazing!
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realityhelix Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is a beautiful piece, and you should be proud of it.

I was once told by the oldest(and thus pesumably the wisest)Lolita I have ever met, that the style is all about expressing a personal desire or emotion. As such I eschew the rigidity and, quite frankly, the intolerable snobbery shared by so many of the cultures' youth. I'm too old for schoolyard rivalries, and I hope that others mature as well, so that creative handmade work such as this won't be so foolishly disciminated against.
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taeliac Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for that :hug: I've had so many people who get very, very crazy about what is lolita and what is not that it's really gotten on my nerves ~ I'm just very happy to hear that it isn't just me. That whole mentality really bothers me, because there will always be something outside your own definition, your own experiences, and your own ideas that you should be willing to at least accept as being just as valid as your own feelings~

:hug: Thank you very much. It really made my day~ I think that Lolita was indeed the wisest I've heard of, and I'd love to get to talk to them :D
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DiachiKichouhin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
This is very very intriguing. I'm not really sure what I think of it.
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm not sure what to think of your comment... :|
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DiachiKichouhin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
i couldn't put a descriptive name to my thoughts.

i think 'wow, neat, orly? yup, that's neat, i'd like to see this on a person' now.
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