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Alyssa meets Steampunk, and falls in love...

Hello again everyone! Today I am going to be showing you the Boudoir Blouse, and the Paradox skirt from the Goth Collection over at George + Ginger. These are woven patterns so measurements are critical when making them for your self of if you want to order them from me 🙂 These are very well fitted and tailored garments and they are so worth the extra time and expense. 

I made this blouse with Crush Bichon Charmeuse, it has a great texture look to it. It was a super fun fabric to work with. The sleeves are a chiffon with a glitter design on it. I thought it would look great with the Brocade I picked out for my skirt. 

I used snaps on mine but you could do some really cool vintage looking buttons, or gears for a more steampunk flare to it. The amazing this about this collection is how your fabric and accessory choices can really change the look so easily. I love that! 

I was for sure feeling a little more steampunk when deciding my fabrics, colors, accessories and styling.  This umbrella…
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You Jump, I jump Jack - Rory Gilmore

What a peculiar year this has been! I had so many plans that have had to be adapted and changed a bit. Unfortunately when deciding on what needed to have a pin put in it the blog was on that list. However I have found my groove and have many exciting things to share with you both personally, business wise, and a new pattern collection! 

Kristi from George & Ginger designed the most epic Goth collection that has just released! Over the next few days I will show you all the pieces, even some with my mom. 


Above you will see the Bedight Bolero, this can be made reversible, this one is not, it is satin. There is also a non ruffle version that has long sleeves and a closure at the neck, I still need to make one of those. 

This is the Evanescent dress, the petticoat I am wearing under is not part of the pattern I just liked the poof it added. I feel like both of these pieces can easily be staples its all in fabric choice, I went a bit more Goth with these, I have another dress I will show …

Nirvana and My So Called Life

The grunge starter collection was an amazing way to bring in the year. I had a lot of fun with this collection, listening to a lot of bands I wasn't familiar with really before. I had heard of Nirvana but I didn't really know them and Kurts story. They quickly became my favorite. 

I also was introduced to My So Called Life, and Jodan, oh the lean! This became kind of a thing through out all the pictures, needed to get at least one lean. 


We went to the mall here to get a few fun shots, we discovered that the grunge look never was really very big on the Islands though, at least this part of them. So many looks, people actually came out of stores.. super weird lol 

Even with the few uncomfortable moments, and looks, this was super fun, I love all the pieces I made, and am looking forward to seeing whats next from George + Ginger because this is only the beginning of the year! 



The pieces here are the Teen Spirit top, the paranoid tied at the waist and my favorite pair of evenin…

What is more 90's than Malibu?

One of the first shoots we did for this round was with this dress at a local park. It was the first time I had all the make up on, and my mom said she didn't recognize me! The park was surprisingly busy, of course lol so many looks

Our local park still has a working payphone, I have to admit I didn't exactly know how it worked, while I love the 90's era of music and movies, I did not grow up with the phones and electronics. 

This is the Malibu from George + Ginger, part of the new collection there. It is a pretty comfortable dress, this is the mini length there is a slightly longer one too and a few people made it into a tank, that is on my list. The cut of this dress, while fairly basic is really fun and easy to dress up or down a bit. I paired it with the updated rave in white for these. 

Of course I made these two out of crushed velvet and plaid because I was going for the 90's vibe. This entire collection has become stables in my wardrobe.  I tied the paranoid aro…

Upcycle sweater into amazing grunge look Teen Spirit

My mom has a history of telling me 'pose like this' and I typically react with 'there is no way this won't look ridiculous', and guess what, it typically does not look ridiculous. Which is both wonderful and really annoying. The above is one of those moments, it is one of my absolute favorites from this round of testing. 

There is a little story behind this top. I was given a bunch of clothing from relatives when I started sewing so that I could practice on them, I have had this sweater sitting in a pile for almost 2 years! I knew I liked it but I wasn't sure what I wanted to make with it. During the testing for the new collection from George + Ginger, I made 2 different Teen Spirits. I loved both of them, they are dolman style and great fits, they both have hoods, then it hit me, THE SWEATER! I knew it would be perfect. 

I really lucked out that I was able to use the original neckband, I had to do some alterations to the rest to make it work though, and no ho…

The time is finally here! The launch of a new collection!

I have mentioned more than a few times, everywhere about the new collection I have been testing the last few weeks, well it officially launched today so be ready for an Alyssa overload! 
I was born in 2005, however, my parents are 80's babies making them teens in the 90's and I have been lucky enough to have them share all the music and movies from that era with me. Which makes this collection even more amazing, because I can feel it in my teen angst moodiness deeply lol. 

I can not even say first here is one pattern, they all just go together so well and make the most amazing outfits. So hang on and come along on this grunge ride with me, some behind the scenes looks as well as the final project over the next week or so because there are so many pieces! 

 Between all the pattern testing, make up lessons, and photoshoots, I was still managing a full high school work load, another benefit of homeschooling! Being in Hawaii we are battling the sun for pictures a lot so it nice t…