Otome means “maiden” in Japanese.

The Otome Sewing Bee is a J-fashion and pretty vintage dressmaking and crafts community in the UK, hosting monthly workshops (mainly in London) for our members.  Projects have included skirts and bloomers, embroidery and needlefelted accessories, hair bows and aprons.

If you are interested in joining you can find details of meets in the Facebook group. We accept new members who display active interest in wearing the aesthetic we embrace.

Goldwork Embroidery Workshop
bloomers workshop lolita
Bloomers Workshop


Emily Valentine Photography
Pill Box Hats. photo by Emily Valentine
otome sewing bee cardigan decorating workshop
Cardigan Decorating