Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Baby Love, Gyaru Baby Doll sewing and Leopard Look

 Hey cuties! 

After the success of our shorts and dipping our toes back into sewing ✀ I thought I would jump right back in. Instead of buying a commercial pattern and going for a simple project, I decided to use my uni lingerie design knowledge. With creating your own pattern and making your own clothes, you get to make the perfect fit for yourself. So it makes sense to make a staple and something that can be made again and again. I chose a staple gyaru piece of a babydoll/negligee. The babydoll design is used by multiple brands and multiple substyles which also makes it a good pick for Clairey and I. I obviously looked at DIA for my inspiration for the pattern 🌟

 I picked up a bralette that was on sale and deconstructed it and used the garment as the base of a pattern which I would develop into my own. I drafted using our own measurements to alter bra cups pattern and create a back pattern as well. It was nice using my skills from university again.

Once I was happy with the pattern I made my first toile (practice piece) it was quite successful but just needed a little more altering, I was quite happy that it only took 1 toile to perfect and move onto making my first real baby doll πŸ’–

Inspired by DIA's denim details, I upcycled a denim jacket that was too big and used it for the cups. I used a scarf which I thrifted as well πŸ’– I really try to be eco friendly and not wasteful, as I know how much waste there is with fashion in general. I find the challenge fun making something old new.  Even when I buy new fabric I buy deadstock fabric, which is leftover fabric from the fashion industry that would just go to the landfill. I get cute cheap fabric and save waste win win 😁

And here are my two first babydolls! One upcycled one deadstock fabric. I made a matching gathered skirt as well for the paisley babydoll. I made these both in the summer and the paisley was perfect for the heatwave 🌞 

Extra details, I love the gold beads on the scarf. πŸ’“ I made detachable chain straps so I could use one strap across many baby dolls it will also let me use different straps as well on them in the future.

I'm really happy with this pattern, I made it have elastic in the back for ease of wear and make it always fit nice. Moving into autumn I wanted to make a dress inspired by the denim/leopard DIA pieces to make a dream design for myself. 

I had this beautiful gold embellished denim fabric which has a 3d paint effect to it, once I sewn the cups I realised it has actual constellations in the fabric! ⭐ 

The leopard print fabric is covered in ruffles which give great texture and look so cute πŸ†

WIP of the legwarmers I made to go with the dress, I then added some gold buttons to finish off these legwarmers.

And this is the result! 😭 I'm so happy with how it turned out and its now one of my favourite pieces. I really perfected the pattern and had the perfect two fabrics that went together so well. I feel like a cowboy sheriff with the stars and leopard print. 

No surprise I went with gold bronze eye make πŸ˜‚ I curled my new hair extensions as well and made some new silver streaks to go with them. Also I was so excited to wear my new dress I forgot to put on my DIA belt and cardigan, so just imagine a belt on 😁

I've caught the sewing bug now and I have two more projects cooking, including a dress for HalloweenπŸ¦‡ Blog soon cuties.



  1. Everything came out so beautiful! Makes me really wish I had my sewing machine right now ;_; I tried to make my own pattern before but it didn't work out. This makes me want to try again tho. I would love to see how the one with the scarf bottom fits!

  2. You are really neat - handed, I can´t imagine sewing dress without pattern. And it suits you :D.