In Dollybird vol. 17, we have the latest Unoa Quluts Zero (fairy skin) for order and I missed it. (T__T) But this is beside the point.
There are two very beautiful sewing recipes for them by AUC. Even though they are for Unoa Quluts Zero, I like them so much that I attempted one for Kagura.
Overall the fit is ok except the bust and waist are slightly loose. For this design, I think a slightly loose bust is fine but I have tightened the waist after the photo shoot.
DD also has a smaller hip than Zero and SD13/16. But since the skirt is wide, hip is not an issue here. In my eagerness to sew the dress, I’ve forgotten to account for the difference in the arm length. In the original one piece above, it’s supposed to be a 3/4-length sleeve. But for DD, it became like full and yet seems a little too short. Lastly, I wasn’t very pleased with the way I have done the neckline. (￣へ￣）
Next time, I would remember to note these. Anyway, here is Kagura wearing the one piece and the new wig I got for her from Crobidoll. I so like the colour and curls.
Doesn’t she look like a little お嬢さま [lady]?
It’s the time of year when I would be seeking out ice-cream, iced drinks etc. It’s the time of year when I would be lazy and grumpy. It’s the time of year when my water and electricity bills would shoot up. Yes. It’s that time of year when the days are hot and humid. It’s amazing for one born and grew up in equatorial region, hot and humid days are still my lethal enemy. (*´ο`*)=3
And I totally agreed with Don Kardong:
“Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.”
Thank you for the people who came out with ice cream and air conditioner. Thank you for the occasional wind and rain. And thank you for following my blabbering. Have an ice cream. (＾＿－）☆
Monday morning and the school was bursting with excitement.
“Have you seen the two new transfer students?” ”Yes! They are handsome!” ”Yes! Drop dead handsome!” (/*≧▽≦)/\ (≧▽≦*)/
“Oooo! They are gorgeous!” Ｏ(≧∇≦)Ｏ
“Class 3A is so lucky! They have them both!”
“Ahhh! I want to be in Class 3A too!”
“Why can’t they be in our class??? Not fair!” (￣へ￣）
“Oh my goodness! I thought my heart would stop when he looked at me!” “He was looking at me!” “You are wrong! At me!” ( `_)乂(_’ )
“Ahhh….he smiled at me….”
“I can’t decide who is better looking!” “Me too!” （*^。^人^。^* ）
“The short hair one is beautiful!!! But the one with long hair is gorgeous too!!!” ”Ahhhh…..*sigh*” ♡♡♡
“I…I…I’ve not ….can a guy be so beautiful…..?” (*＾〜＾*)♡ ”Don’t know…but he is beautiful…his hair looks so soft…”
“I heard even some of the female teachers were blushing in front of them.” “Ooo! Some guys too!”
“What are their names?” “I know! I know! Long hair one is Igarashi Mikado senpai* and the other one is Amaha Tetsu senpai.”
“My princes….” ･:*:･(*/////∇/////*)･:*:･
senpai = senior
“Also?” Hane quizzed. ”Is there another transfer student?”
“Yes. I heard the teachers talking about a new third year student. It seems he comes from a very established family in Kyoto. The family seems to have quite a long history and presence in Kyoto. Oh! I remember now! His surname is Amaha. I wonder if he is related to the president of the Amaha group. If he is, then he is rich. Filthy rich.” Mayi eagerly supplied the information.
“Hmmm…” Hane didn’t seem impressed though.
“Ok. Fine. I can see you are very, very impressed.” Mayi quipped sarcastically. Hane grinned.
“So. What’s this about your brother coming?” Mayi queried.
“Grandpa hasn’t been well recently and mama is worried.” Hane waved aside Mayi’s worried expression. ”It’s not so serious. Just some old age complaints. The main thing is grandpa is lonely. So papa proposed moving to France so that mama can spend more time with grandpa.”
“I prefer to stay here. But Papa and mama are worried that I would be alone here. So, nii-chan offered to come back to Japan to continue his study plus to keep me company.” Hane finished.
“Very nice of your brother. To leave his friends and study in England.”
“Of course, he’s. He’s the best.”
“Yes, yes. I can see that. He’s the best brother. And not forgetting, he is also the handsomest brother in the entire universe.” Mayi teased knowing how much Hane adored her big brother.
Hane reached over and tickled Mayi and they both collapsed into laughters.
Decided. Gave her a make-over. Gave her new eye lids. Gave her new lashes. Gave her curls. Gave her freckles too. Always wanted to have a girl with freckles. Tried a few times and failed. This time, I think the freckles look quite natural. I think so. Then made this very loli and sweet outfit for her. Now she’s ready to pick strawberries. Muhahahaha! \(^O^)/
“Ah! Mayi chan! Is the meeting with the Student Council over already?” Hane closed her book and looked at the bespectacled and slim girl standing before her. Kuroda Mayi was their class rep and thus she has to attend the weekly meetings held by the Student Council. Hane was waiting for Mayi to finish so that they could go off together to pick up some stuff at the mall. Kaoru has already gone off for his music lesson.
“Oh that. I didn’t go today. Kiyoshi kun went instead. I was caught by Mr Kobayashi to do some stuff for him at the staff room. That Kiyoshi kun is really frustrating….”
“Mayi chan is still as excitable when matters concern Kiyoshi.” Hane mused. Mayi, Kiyoshi and Kaoru and Hane have been schoolmates since elementary and they got along quite well. Mayi was good in both her studies and carrying out the duties of a class rep and well-liked by the students and teachers. Thus, she was almost always elected as the class rep else the assistant class rep. Kiyoshi was good in his studies and well-liked too but he also liked to avoid any duties. This year, Mayi was their class rep while unfortunately Kiyoshi was their assistant class rep.
“Hane chan? Hane chan? Are you listening?”
“Sorry. ( ´∀｀)” Hane smiled, apologetic.
“Hmmp! (￣へ￣）Zoning out this like….” Mayi pouted playfully and then smiled. ”Anyway I was saying I heard some interesting news at the staff room just now.”
Hane smiled and waited patiently for Mayi to continue.
“Yes. Do you know there will be a transfer student coming in tomorrow? And he’s a third year! Isn’t it rare?” Indeed, their school was a direct admission from elementary to high school and then to the university. It was rare to have a transfer student coming in at this time to the high school.
“En. I know”
“Er??!! You know? How did you know?” Mayi exclaimed.
“Because he’s my brother.” Hane smiled.
“Your brother??? ( ゜ロ゜) Errrr???!!! Your brother is coming also?” Mayi exclaimed again.
The time passed swiftly when one was busy. Soon, the classes came to an end for the day. Some students were beginning to pack up while others were preparing for their club activities.
Hane and Kaoru went to their favourite hideout in the yard. They have some time before their next activities. Hane eagerly continued her book while Kaoru listened intently to the music streaming from his headphones and looked at the music scores he has laid on his laps. Now and then, he fingered something in the air as if he was playing some invisible instrument.
The air was chirpy today even though spring has begun. The school was becoming alive again with the sounds of activities going on. Shouts of commands and encouragement from the baseball team; the loud “thwonk” of the tennis ball hitting the racket; the wooden clank from the kendo club; the drift of singing from the choir…
Hane was enjoying her story when she heard a soft tune. She put down her book and looked at Kaoru. He was so engrossed in his music that he was humming along with it.
Unable to contain her curiosity, she tapped Kaoru’s shoulder and asked, “What are you listening to?”
Kaoru looked up from his music scores and stared at Hane. Hane gestured to his headphones. Kaoru blinked and then comprehension dawned on his eyes as he took his headphones down.
“What are you listening to?”
“Oh…Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.”
When Kaoru saw the blank look on Hane’s face, he smiled and then he reached over and put his headphones on her ears. Then he clicked the replay button on his iPod.
Kaoru’s smile broadened when he saw Hane became absorbed by the music.
I have always wanted to try making this sort of black traditional school uniform for them as this is my favourite type of uniform in anime/manga. And yes, I did it finally. Mikado’s was the first prototype and the fit was too snug. Tetsu’s too loose. Kaoru’s just nice. For Hane’s, I based her sailor uniform on a SD boy sailor outfit. Surprisingly, the fit is quite ok. Instead of ribbon for the collar, I used a daisy-chain trimming. All in all, I was quite happy with the result. (*^_^*)
The photos were taken in the morning but the sun was very strong. So the first attempt failed because Kaoru looked washed out and pale in the harsh light. For the second attempt, I covered the window with white cloth to diffuse the harsh light. Photos were then slightly processed. They looked better. (^_^)