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Sunday, 10 January 2016

Romantic Mourning One-Piece Dress

I've had the Simplicity Alice and Wonderland pattern for about five/six years now and never really used it until recently, to make my Romantic Mourning Lolita OP. Funnily enough, I ended up cutting out the pattern wrong as the labels were a bit off with some mistakes, but in the end it was in my favour. I tried to make view B but the bodice turned out more like view A, for the Queen of Hearts, which I found I liked better after all.

Please excuse the bad photos; it's hard to get good light in my house, especially when photographing black on black.

Details of the lace, which I bought at a local market.

When wearing it I feel like a mourning Victorian child and a long lost member of Malice Mizer at the same time, haha!
The leg of mutton sleeves could make it look like any period really, from Baroque, the Romantic Victorian period (1830s), to the 1890s and early Edwardian era. 

  In the end, it took just less than a week on and off to make, and I found it relatively easy, with almost no mistakes made! I'm very pleased with it, and the leg of mutton sleeves are fun to wear.


  1. OMG that lace detail you put there is lovely!!! Great idea and great job! And those shoes you paired up with the dress are the perfect touch, I adore them.

    1. Thank you! I was initially worried that the lace was going to look a little bit cheap seeing as I got it from the local market without much looking around, but when I pinned it to the bodice I decided it looked okay - glad you think so too!

  2. This is so immensely pretty (as is your whole wardrobe). So many different sides of my fashion loving personality (goth, vintage, lolita) is swooning right now! :)

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thank you so much! I'm really happy you like it! It really is fun to have many different styles in a wardrobe, especially when you can mix and match the styles a little. :)