Good news.  My Bodyline package arrived today.  Which gives me plenty of time before the summer festival to make my wa lolita yukata.  Despite the unbearable heat, I went straight to work today making the pattern.  (Seriously Mother Nature, enough with the 100 degree temperature.)

wa lolita yukata pattern ruboff method

Using a technique called a “rub off” I deconstructed the Bodyline dress into its pattern pieces.  Basically a rub off pattern is when you follow the lines of a garment using paper and pins to reverse engineer the pattern from the finished piece.  This particular dress is comprised of 5 main pieces for the top.  I didn’t follow the traditional rub off method as the shapes on this dress were very basic and were easy to follow using muslin, some pins and a pencil while the garment was turned inside out.

The skirt is a basic lolita cupcake shape for which I don’t need a pattern.  A large rectangle, some gathered fabric for a ruffle and some elastic will do nicely.

But all of this will have to wait now until next weekend.  Popping off tomorrow on a short business trip.  I lose a weekend day of creativity, but c’est la vie.  Work pays for my happy-go-lucky lifestyle!

Update check out the result using the pattern.