The first method is making your own Lolita pieces by sewing or through other methods, which can be one of the cheapest methods of increasing your Lolita wardrobe. This is because it has no shipping costs if everything is bought locally and you can work within your budget. Personally, I have only one Lolita item that is handmade, which is a skirt. I would like to make more items but haven’t got around to it due to time constraints/lack of motivation. Another reason to have more handmade items is because you can make items that would work with your current Lolita items and there are a lot of Lolita sewing patterns available online and in sewing books.
Above: The first (and only) hand made Lolita skirt I own.