Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
February 5, 2009
Image Size
115 KB
Resolution
600×847
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
9,813
Favourites
417 (who?)
Comments
96

Camera Data

Make
NIKON
Model
E8800
Shutter Speed
10/41 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
9 mm
ISO Speed
52
Date Taken
Feb 4, 2009, 8:03:15 PM
×
Forest friends lolita skirt by The-Cute-Storm Forest friends lolita skirt by The-Cute-Storm
This photo is of my entry for the Singer and Craft Magazine "Sewing with Nature" contest. The description is pretty much a copy and paste from my entry.

I planned this skirt around the idea of re-using scraps from older projects (mostly felted wool twills). The main red fabric is a dead stock piece of yardage that had some damage I had to work around. Part of this was fulfilling the idea of "sewing with nature" by making the skirt green (reusing what may have otherwise been wasted materials) as well as using mostly nature fiber (since most of the fabric is wool, and the trimming is cotton).

My design features spotted toadstools, happy hedgehogs, clovers and white polka dots. I wanted to have a woodland story book feel to the final piece with out following a specific fairytale.


The finished piece has the flare of two of my favorite styles: Japanese "zakka" crafts (zakka refering to "this and that" made from scraps) and the Japanese sweet lolita style.

I look forward to wearing this skirt, and I hope you all enjoy seeing my sewing machine art!

:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:

*DO NOT* copy, re-use, or otherwise steal my photos! They are my intellectual property, so I hold the exclusive rights to use them!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconrq-blannia:
RQ-BLAnnia Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
lovely dress
Reply
:iconrq-blannia:
RQ-BLAnnia Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
lolvely
Reply
:iconwunderwald-nati:
Wunderwald-Nati Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I adore this little hedgehog *___*!!
Reply
:iconchocalatte:
Chocalatte Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student
omygods this is so cute :3 do you mind if i use it as a reference point/ design reference for a picture?
Reply
:iconkrymsan:
Krymsan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   Artisan Crafter
This is so freaking cute! I wants!
Reply
:iconfeilan:
Feilan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is so cute! I have seen it a few times and it still makes me happy. I really have a new respect for you. I just made my first dress and it was hard.
It's beautiful! The hedge hogs are my favorite!
Reply
:iconmoonkissedlondon:
moonkissedlondon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
So cutee!!! Kawaii! Love it! Lol, I would totally commission you for one if I had money, but sadly I dont :C
Reply
:iconschattenglocke:
SCHATTENGLOCKE Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
♥ super sweet x3
Reply
:iconmezzochan:
Mezzochan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist
I'm totally in love with this skirt! *3*♥
Wish you good luck for the contest!
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Thanks! The contest was last year, I didn't place, but I get the impression it wasn't the look they where going for (everything that placed was is a very muted color pallet and home-decor based!)
Reply
:iconirreplaceable-me:
irreplaceable-me Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
i would were it. right now. even if i dont really like lolita style but this is adorable x3
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
the mushrooms are so cute! :aww:
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome! :aww:
Reply
:iconangelkawaii:
AngelKawaii Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
The skirt is so adorable! Love the designs and the little hedgehogs. ^_^ The only thing is that I would have chosen a different shirt to go with it because the shirt is too grownup looking for the skirt (the white shirt you can kinda see underneath would have made the skirt even cuter).
Reply
:iconapatico:
apatico Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Holy awesomeness! A hedgehog! This is so adorable. I love quirky nature scenes :)

Also... thank you for that DD, what an amazing surprise :) <3
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
:glomp:
Reply
:iconsparklewolfie:
SparkleWolfie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
wow! From the mini thumbnail I thought it was a printed fabric and wasn't going to view it, but I am glad I did! It is so cute *u*

I like the zakka style of reusing your scraps!

Can't decide if the appliques seem too "lumpy" or not, but I think it actually makes the skirt seem a little more "foresty" that way :) as in not so "factory perfect"

Very cute!
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconolivia-the-fox:
olivia-the-fox Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
wow! this is so cute!
and the outfit that you made with it is perfect
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Thank you! :)
Reply
:icondeathxchidori:
deathxchidori Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
I really like this! It's adorable.
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Thank you! :)
Reply
:icondeathxchidori:
deathxchidori Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
XD
Reply
:iconalalne:
AlAlNe Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Adorable! I love your use of hedgehogs!
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Thanks!
Reply
:iconwuntavor:
wuntavor Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is absolutely adorable! It is giving me ideas for trying things!
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Thanks!
Reply
:iconlikeabalalaika:
likeabalalaika Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Adorable and so fun.
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Thanks!
Reply
:iconimrei:
imrei Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Yay! Lolita outfit! :D ^^
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
:D I am working on more right now! I have 3 really pretty tartan jumperskirts almost finished!
Reply
:iconimrei:
imrei Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Great :) I was looking at your page and I realized that your prices are really convenient; but I'm not sure about the shipping to Argentine. The Blue Dolls and polka dots border print skirt is 25 pesos or dolars? + Shipping (49.44 pesos?) Am I right? Sorry for the long question u_u'
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Its $25 plus $15 (dollars) for shipping is how I have it listed. I just checked the United States Postal Service website, and it looks like it would be $13 to send it in a box or $11 to send it in a large envelope.
Reply
:iconimrei:
imrei Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Thank you so much, I'll have that in mind :)
Reply
:iconsilverm0on:
SilverM0on Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the skirt but not the top
maybe its the pearl i dunno it look like what my granny would wear i would add a mushroom accessory on the top to make it go together better and give it a younger look...
its still really cute and this is just my very own opinion you dont have to listen if you dont like it :-)
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
The top was just a sweater I have that happened to match :) I should make something cute to go with it.
Reply
:iconaeronaut-dreamer:
Aeronaut-Dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
I love it! If I had a job right now, I'd definitely be ordering this. ._.; But alas..
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
This was actually something I made for myself :) Don't despair though, I take custom orders, so if you have a job later you can order a customized skirt then :)
Reply
:iconmissaninty:
Missaninty Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Precious!
:D
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Thanks! :D
Reply
:iconpanduhmonium:
Panduhmonium Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This outfit is sooo cute! The skirt is adorable. :heart:
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Thank you very much! The sweater just happened to match perfectly! I hadn't even planned on putting it together, but I went to look for a red top to put with the skirt after I made it, and viola! I had the perfect thing! :)
Reply
:iconpanduhmonium:
Panduhmonium Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is so awesome! They are perfect for each other! Can you post pictures when you wear the outfit? :D
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
I don't have one of me wearing the sweater with it (I got too hot!) but I do have one wearing the skirt: [link]
Reply
:iconpanduhmonium:
Panduhmonium Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's so cute <3
Reply
:iconkellyechavarria:
KellyEchavarria Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!! (*o*)
Reply
:iconhellomysunshinedaisy:
Yeah finally you made a lolita skirt!!!! I'll be the first to buy!
Reply
:iconthe-cute-storm:
The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
I've got more in the works as well. This one I actually made for myself :D I am roughing out some designs for more applique skirts though.
Reply
Add a Comment: