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Tea Party Recipes, Afternoon Tea Recipes, English Tea Recipes, High Tea Recipes, High Tea Party, Victorian Tea Receipes, English Recipes, High Tea Menu Ideas. Tea Etiquette In order for one not to spill the hot liquid onto oneself, the proper way to hold the vessel of a cup with no handle is to place one’s thumb at the six o'clock position and one’s index and middle fingers at the twelve o'clock position, while gently raising one’s pinkie up for balance. Tea cups with a handle are held by placing one’s fingers to the front and back of the handle with one’s pinkie up again allows balance.

Pinkie up does mean straight up in the air, but slightly tilted. It is not an affectation, but a graceful way to avoid spills. Never loop your fingers through the handle, nor grasp the vessel bowl with the palm of your hand. Do not stir your tea, with your tea spoon, in sweeping circular motions. Place your tea spoon at the six o'clock position and softly fold the liquid towards the twelve o'clock position two or three times.

Milk is served with tea, not cream. When serving lemon with tea, lemon slices are preferable, not wedges. A knit and crochet community. Wild at Heart Sky Texture Grey. Running Wild Rivers Clouds Blue. We Sew Loli. Shop, design custom fabric, wallpaper & gift wrap. Spoonflower Coupons: Get 13% Discount, Coupon Codes for October 2014. Kawaii shop modeS4u - cute stationery, fabric, Re-Ment, bentos and more. Epic Cosplay Wigs - USA Wig Store for cosplay, anime, manga, halloween, theater, and costume wigs. The EGL Community - Tutorial for a High-Waist Skirt. High Waist/Corsetted Skirt Tutorial This is a pattern and construction tutorial for a high-waist skirt.

These skirts are particularly well-suited to corset-style details, either with a functional lace up back or a decorative faux lacing (back, front, two at the sides, etc). This tutorial is meant for those with intermediate sewing/ pattern drafting skills. Sewingwise: you should be familiar with panel or princess-seam designs, multi-layered construction, use of reinforcing materials/interfacings, and incorporating decorative features such as lacings. Draftingwise: you should be familiar with drafting patterns for yourself and therefore know how to apply your measurements to a pattern, and how they translate into 2D.

You should have some experience with tight-fitting and closely-shaped patterns, princess-seam designs, and different skirt shapes. This style of skirt is a particular favourite for Classic Lolita. Here are some suggestions (or, bad 2-minute Photoshoppings): Basic style. SILK FANS. How To Re-Fit a Button-Down Shirt…To Your Size! Fitting 101. Tying in to my first Style It Chic! Post from yesterday regarding the denim work shirt as current closet staple, in this post I’m going to show you how to fix that denim shirt you stole from your guy – or thrifted – into something that fits you properly. As many of you know, I love finding both my materials and base items for my DIYs at the thrift store. I’m always searching out the biggest, baggiest shirts (so I have tons of material to work with!) For my shirt re-cons. Thus what I find is rarely pretty, and rarely fits.

It’s always the potential for a remake that gets me so excited. So what to do with those shirts that you find – that you want to wear yourself – but aren’t quite your size?? Can you tell what it is that’s making my shirt look too big in the above photo? Fitting Tip #1: The make-it-or-break-it “does it fit?” I cannot stress this one enough. We’ve all tried on a guy’s shirt before, right? This is a DEAD GIVEAWAY that your shirt doesn’t fit you!! So how to re-fit your shirt? Lolita Tutorials. Lolitas don't only wear expensive imported clothes, many Lolitas use a bit of craftyness to make their own clothes and accessories! There are lots of great tutorials out there if you're interested in making your own Lolita pieces and here's a list of some of my favorites.

These range from beginner to intermediate in a variety of fields from sewing to sculpting, I've also included tutorials related to hair and makeup as well as general clothing care. These tutorials are on a variety of sites, communities, and forums, so there's no guarantee that they will be there forever! If you would like to save a tutorial (or any web page) onto your computer for future reference, in your internet browser go to File > Save Page As and make sure the file type is set to "Web Page, complete". I am only adding clear tutorials with lots of pictures and photos of the finished result.

General Tips and Tricks Sewing and Crafting Tutorials Beauty Tutorials HairMakeup and skin careNails Clothing Care Tutorials. The EGL Community - 101 Lolita Lifestyle Ideas. 2014 Lolita Wardrobe Goals | Lace a la Mode. January is my favorite time of year on egl because of the wardrobe posts. Seeing other people's wardrobes is very inspiring, and cataloging my own shows me what areas I should be focusing in. Last year I spent a lot of energy focusing on main pieces and trying to get through my wishlist. Now that I see my whole wardrobe spread out I feel less worried about getting all my dream prints and more interested in fleshing it out. I'm not saying I'll stop buying main pieces, but I'd like to put more effort into other lolita necessities like blouses and headwear, and I'd like to expand my Classic side. I don't expect to come close to checking everything off this list by the end of this year on top of planning a wedding and looking to buy our first home, but here's the direction I'd like to take to get what I would call my "complete" dream wardrobe: Phew that's ambitious!

I'll probably accomplish this with a lot of offbrand/Taobao items, or waiting for good deals on mBok and Closet Child. Building a Complete Lolita Wardrobe. I've been asked several times, over on my formspring, about what I would consider a complete Lolita wardrobe. As many Lolitas will tell you, you pretty much never have a complete Lolita wardrobe any more than you have a complete wardrobe of anything! You're always adding new pieces to any wardrobe as new pieces come out, seasons change, and trends pop in and out of fashion.

However, if you're looking to start a Lolita wardrobe, and want the most bang for your buck, it's a good idea to build a wardrobe with completeness in mind. So that way you can get the maximum outfits out of a minimum of pieces. I think that if you can wear a new, different looking, outfit every day for a week, you've managed to to build yourself a very workable Lolita outfit. 1 good petticoat in a color that works with your wardrobe. Different ways you can color coordinate your wardrobe The most important part of working on color coordinating a wardrobe is knowing your base color! Single Colors The Accent Color. Discount Fabric - Apparel Fabric - Home Decor Fabric - Quilting Fabric - Save up to 70% -