Velveteen JSKs Restoration: The Reveal

Project 13, part 6 – Soft Focus (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 here)

“A Little Princess” is still one of my favorite stories. ❤

Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! This week I was able to get the photoshoot done for the two velveteen dresses so you can see how lovely they look! I wanted to give the impression of the older style of photoshoots from the late ’90s/early 2000s in Japan, so I set the focus to be a little softer than usual! I hope you like the effect. ❤

Headdress: handmade, wig: Maple, blouse: Miss Point, necklace: BtSSB, dress: Metamorphose, stockings: Angelic Pretty, shoes: American Duchess.

I didn’t make a blog post out of it, but the blouse I’m wearing for these shots was actually a little mini-project! It’s a Chinese brand called Miss Point, and when I saw their modeled images there were little bows down both sleeves. However, the listing mentioned that the bows didn’t come with the blouse. I thought “Well, I can do that!” and bought it anyway…then promptly spent a year not adding the bows. I finally got around to doing it over the last couple of weeks, and it really elevates the fanciness of the blouse!

Ashleigh: “What’s over there?”
“…surprise! It’s kisses!” ❤

My vision for the Velveteen Princess JSK, as you can see, was definitely a royal look! When it came time for the Velveteen Sundress JSK, I wanted to go with a slightly edgier, old-school lolita inspired look.

Headdress: Summertales Boutique, wig: Maple, blouse: MAM, necklace: Neant Glass, dress: Metamorphose, stockings: Alice and the Pirates, shoes: Antaina.

Striped stockings were SOOOOOOOOO popular amongst lolitas in Japan when when this dress was originally released – here’s another model photo from Meta showing this style:

I’m incredibly happy with how both of my dresses turned out! They’re both incredibly comfortable as well as being cozy and great for winter wear. Almost all of the dresses in my collection have prints, as well, so I also really like having a couple of solid-color options in my wardrobe to mix it up! I hope you’ve enjoyed going on this restoration journey with me, and I look forward to seeing you next week for more fashion, history, and crafts here on Mukashi no Sewing! ❤

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