Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Beginner's guide to sewing.

So you're sitting there staring at that beautiful dress that you want, imagining yourself in it, day dreaming. You sigh and exit out of the window.

Everyone has had that feeling of not being able to get something they want, for whatever reason.

As a younger lolita, I don't have credit cards, or the money to spend, and my mother detests internet shopping. Meaning I have to learn to sew.

Lucky for me, I've been taught sewing from my mother.

So here's a few tips for you beginner lolitas:

♥If you're at a loss, ask your mother to help you. If she doesn't have any experience, ask your other relatives or as a last resort, take up lessons.

♥Learn the sewing terms.

♥Shop for a well built, but not over priced sewing machine.

♥If you're not able to buy a sewing machine, learn to hand sew.

♥Start with simple patterns. There's a great tutorial on making headbows by Violet Le Beaux.

Happy Sewing!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wow, Here I come Christmas.

Oh Christmas. The joyful time of giving, gingerbread, sparkling snow and peppermint tea.
I myself like to add a little lolita to any occasion. So for Christmas, I bought a cute petite white shimmering Christmas tree and adorned it with pink ornaments! So what are you doing this Christmas?

Christmas Activities Ideas :

♥ Bake gingerbread men. Add cute details to them!
♥ Go caroling with other friends and dress up in your cutest lolita christmas outfit.
♥ Open presents! (Wait for christmas though. D:<)
♥ Spend a nice winter day relaxing by the fireplace with some tea ~

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pantyhose is for grannies.

Today, I was sitting in drama class, minding my own business.

Then one of the girls shouted from across the room-
"Oh my godd, EWWW. Why are you wearing pantyhose? That's what old grannies wear to cover up their wrinkles! I bet you have wrinkles under there too! "

Extremely pissed, I managed to say in a very icy voice - "Now, what will I gain from defeating you with a really witty comeback? Bragging rights? I already have too many of those. I'm just going to leave you with your pride. Trust me, it's the only thing you have left anyways."

What do you think?
Is pantyhose for grannies only?
What should I have said?

The only thing stopping me from attacking her with my razor sharp glittery nails was my new off-brand jsk. (Oh, and the fact that my teacher was right behind me. O_O;)
I paid money and I don't want bloodstains.

On a serious note, I had a strange urge to thank her. My skin just grew a little bit thicker. After reflecting on it, she just took another minute of my life from me.

How do you guys deal with bullies?

I know that as a lolita, you get your normal negative comments. But when someone speaks straight to your face, what do you do?

Do you ignore it?
Or do you fight back?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

How Decoden Saved My Ipod's Life. (REALLY LONG.)

So as I was walking to the bus stop one morning, I was listening to my crazy, decorated Ipod. I took a quick glance at the time, and realized I was late. I was about 4 blocks away and the bus was coming in two minutes.

Running as fast as my little bodyline shoes could carry me, I completely neglected the fact my headphones had fallen out of my ear and that my ipod nano was just a bump away from slipping out of my pocket.

As I approached the bus stop, I saw that the bus was just pulling up, and I started to run faster.

I quickly looked both ways , and sprinted across the street, and heard a little clink noise behind me, but in my frenzy to catch the bus, I ignored it.

I managed to get onto the bus. I said hi to the bus driver, apologized for being late, then went off to take my seat.

As the bus was pulling up to my stop, I remembered that I had left my ipod on. Quickly, I reached into my pocket.

And it was gone.

So for the rest of the day, I wandered around to my classes mindlessly, wondering where my ipod went.

And so at the end of the day, frustrated that I had lost my ipod nano, walked back to the bus and took a seat.

After I had gotten off the bus, I took off in the direction of my house, across the street.

Then I had noticed something sparkling in the middle of the road.

In hopes that it was my Ipod, I ran towards it.
And it was.

I ended up disappointed though.

The jewels and little cake stickers had fallen off and were scattered everywhere along the road, like broken glass.

At that moment, I had started to doubt my excitement. Would it even turn on?

As I walked home, checking my ipod for damage, I noticed there were only 2 dents.
One on the corner of my ipod, and a small crack in the corner of the screen.

Most of the jewels had fallen off, others were hanging by a thread.

As I got home and kicked off my shoes, my mother came up to me and said, 'Oh, I bought you a 10$ I tunes gift card'.

I said thanks, not wanting to say anything about my ipod nano, and ran upstairs to turn on my laptop.

I plugged in my ipod nano.

And to my ecstatic surprise..

It worked.

I literally fell out of my bed.

After taking it to an apple store just in case, I found out that the decoden actually padded it a bit and made it harder to break.

And that, is the tale of how decoden saved my ipod.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back to School- In lolita?

Back. To. School.
Those dreaded words that tell you to start waking up early, and that summer is over.

Now lolita might not be the most practical thing to wear to school. But some of us can't help it. Here are some tips to get you through the busy rush of school.

•Bring something to sit on, if you're taking the bus. (Handkerchief, possibly?)

• Don't use a petti or just use one. Way too much poof. (Desks are way too small to hold the overflowing poof.

• Don't over accessorize. It's going to take a while to take out all those clips before gym class. (Trust me, bad experience. )

• Wear your cheaper items. Especially if you're taking art class. You do not want paint all over your best dress.

Hello, and welcome to Adorably Lolita.

This blog was created for those younger lolitas, who can't convince their parents to let them buy brand, or those who can't afford it. It's going to be and will be filled with adorable sewing tutorials, budget tips, and just overall - Lolita. :D

About Me:
Hey, I'm Abby, Author and Still in middle school. D:

I'm from that place called canada, yeah, where the polar bears are. :D