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 to work school around when I need to do other things too. My mom also works fashion into some of the lessons as well. Who knew sewing had so much math!
I spent some time playing with make up, on both my self and my little sister, trying to perfect the grunge look, thankfully its a pretty forgiving look! It was a lot of fun, and a times a bit messy! Seeing yourself for the first time in really dark make up, is jarring lol. Who is that girl?!
For those that don't know what pattern testing really is, I am gaining to go over the basic process with these behind the scenes photos and the final product.
First these pants are made of a woven fabric, which means 0 stretch! With that comes the need for a tailored style with the perfect amount of ease, so you can sit, or even squat and do lunges, (😉) but not look sloppy.
These are the new Everlong pants part of the Goth & Grunge collection from George + Ginger. These pants went through 3 versions to perfect the tailoring, rise, the look. They are so comfortable, I was really nervous and excited to make woven pants like these, I can really see the appeal in woven and a more finished look to pants, vs the basic legging that has become so popular.
BRING BACK THE FIT! (okay that might just be me, but I feel completely different in these pants, like more sophisticated while still having my grunge flare.)