(Er, I'm new to LiveJournal and this group, so I don't exactly know how this whole thing works)
It's nearly impossible to find Lolita stuff in regular clothing stores. Costume stores are as close as I can get around here, but the clothes are... rather obviously costume, and I definitely don't want to be an Ita-Loli.
I'm currently looking around and buying some simple fabrics and patterns to possibly make my own. I can sew fairly well, it's just that I've never been any good with a sewing machine (and I don't actually have one anymore).
I wish Lolita was more of a mainstream fashion so that all of us who live in the middle of nowhere and can't buy much online could get what we want. Imagine a store (with physical locations, not just online) with the same level of popularity as Hot Topic that specialized in all types of Lolita!
Does anyone have any ideas of what I could do? It seems making my own stuff or buying online are the only options. And that's alright, just more difficult. Are there any particularly good places I should be looking (online of IRL) for either clothing to alter or just fabric and stuff??